Increasing Botox Effect And Duration With Zinc

Written by A.H. Nezami, MD.,  director and founder of Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center.

Botox Cosmetic injection has become more popular, with more patients taking advantage of this easy way to reduce wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet and between the eyebrows or to reduce sweating under the armpit. Botox has thousands of other non-cosmetic uses as well.   We previously wrote on our blog: Curious about Botox? Jacksonville’s Dr. A.H. Nezami Explains All You Need to Know. and Botox Injections: How to benefit the most and have the best result. We encourage readers to refer to those blogs for additional information.
The effect of Botox cosmetic injection appears quickly within 3 to 7 days. Repeated treatment is needed to maintain the benefits of Botox cosmetic, typically within 3 to 4 months.
Botox needs zinc to work properly. Knowing this fact, Oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Soparkar and his team in a pilot clinical study compared the effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin injections (Botox, Myobloc, or Dysport) with either zinc citrate 50 mg plus phytase 3,000 PU, zinc gluconate 10 mg, or placebo supplementation in individuals being treated for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and cosmetic wrinkles. “Surprisingly, the results showed that in over ninety percent of the patients studied, the zinc/phytase combination resulted in a remarkable improved responsiveness to treatment of blepharospasm using the same amount of Botulinum toxin as previously used,” said Soparkar, M.D. “The toxins seemed to have greater effect and last longer. Potentially, this could mean using less toxin, offering patients financial savings, greater safety, and more consistent results.” This study was recently published: Effect of dietary zinc and phytase supplementation on botulinum toxin treatments. J Drugs Dermatology 2012 Apr 1; 11(4):507-12.
ZYTAZE™ is a prescription nutritional supplement manufactured by OCuSOFT.    Each capsule contains Zinc Citrate 25 mg and Phytase 1500 mg.  ”Two capsules daily for four days prior to and on the day of receiving botulinum toxin injections.  Each prescription package contains 10 capsules. ZYTAZE™ may be taken during meals or snacks, but avoid taking ZYTAZE™ within two hours of other medications and / or supplements.    ZYTAZE™ is a medical food and is intended to be used under the supervision of a physician.” For answers to frequently asked questions and more information about the product, please visit http://www.zytaze.com/faq
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The science of skin care, how to have a healthy beautiful skin.

THE SCIENCE OF SKIN CARE, Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center Blog on how to have a healthy beautiful skin.
Written by Deanna Di Natalie, Licensed aesthetician.

On my first consultation with our patients in Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, I explain the importance of 6 steps to take in order to have a healthy beautiful skin. I want to share them with you in my in this blog.

CLEANSE: The removal of oil, dirt and make-up embedded daily on the skin’s surface is essential to maintaining healthy skin. Physician strength cleansers are formulated with the proper surfactants, botanicals and humectants to satisfy all skin types, even sensitive and acne prone.

CLARIFY: It is critical to slough away dead skin cells and encourage new cell turnover. This minimizes pores, smoothes roughness, helps improve circulation and allows for enhanced penetration of DNA repair.

CORRECT: Treatments are crucial in reducing the signs of aging, skin rejuvenation, soothing irritation and combating acne in an aggressive method. Innovative treatments provide the skin with potent doses of repair ingredients.

RESTORE: All skin types crave moisture. Proper skin hydration is essential for maintaining a balanced complexion, improving tone and texture and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—-ensuring radiant skin, even as it ages.

PROTECT: Combating the sun’s ultraviolet rays with physical broad -spectrum (UVA & UVB) active ingredients like Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide is imperative in protecting the skin against aging, photo damage and skin cancer.

HEAL: COPPER!!!! IT not only enhances the healing environment, it is critical to the pot-procedure wound repair process, it is one of the most important micro nutrients for tissue repair and is involved in several key functions of the skin.

BREAKTHROUGH SKIN CARES: Introducing Copper Peptide Complex Technology products. These award-winning formulas target photo damaged skin, help to visibly repair damage and revolutionize the way women care for their skin. Copper use provides Continuous and optimized correction with DNA Repair and Copper Combination Therapy Skin Care. Patients are provided with a skin care regimen, encourage compliance through simplicity, effectiveness, and elegant, cosmetically pleasant formulations.

In our Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, all our skin care consults are complimentary.
Our skin care product is pre selected by myself, based on their effectiveness for my patients. I personally, as well as the staff of our Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center try and test most of our skin care products before recommending them to our skin care patients. The price of our skin care products are most often less than what you may find over the counter, due to the fact that we don’t have the marking and advertising expenses of the retail stores.

I am look forward to meeting with you, Deanna and staff. To schedule your consultation  call our office at  904-399 5061. To see before and after photos and read my resume please visit our website at www.ahnezami.com
To read my previous blogs on permanent make up , visit our website and click on blog icon on top of the page.

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Permanent Makeup Safety Guidance, Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Blog

Written by Deanna Denatale,  Certified permanent makeup technician and licensed aesthetician

We advise our patients in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra to place their safety as their top criteria in choosing the right technician to perform their permanent makeup.  Florida Law requires certified permanent makeup technicians not cosmetology, skin care, nail technicians be supervised by a licensed Medical doctor.

You can check your permanent makeup technician’s credentials by calling the Jacksonville License and Business Regulation of occupational licensing at (904) 630-1916 or Jacksonville Health Department at (904) 253-1280 (my preference).

Meeting with and interaction between patient and technician are of great importance. Your permanent makeup technician should have an assortment of colors to blend with your skin type. You should both agree on colors used together. Color correction from previous work requires specialized skills. Your permanent makeup technician should have ample experience and an adequate assortment of colors in her portfolio.  Your initial visit will typically last 2 to 3 hours. After your initial visit, at our Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, we advise a follow up visit within 4 to 6 weeks to enhance color and shape of the permanent makeup on eyebrows, eyelids and eight weeks for lips. The completion of the all your permanent makeup work will take less than 12 weeks. Some procedures use more advanced techniques (Para-medical) and require a permanent makeup technician with advanced training.

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