December 1, 2015
For more than 20 years, Botox has been touted as a wonder-drug for reducing pain, inflammation, and wrinkles. This neuromodulator impedes unconscious muscle movement that leads to pain in damaged or strained muscles, inflammation leading to health concerns like overactive bladder, and contraction-induced wrinkles. In 2009, the US approved Dysport, a competitor for Botox that has similar applications and results. Dysport had been used in the UK and Europe for many years before coming to the US. Since that time, researchers have delved into the difference between the two, and while most qualified Botox and Dysport administrators rely on patient preference when determining which injectable to use, there are some notable differences to take into account before choosing an anti-wrinkle treatment option.
November 5, 2015
If you have one or more missing teeth, then you are familiar with the challenges of the situation. What may be most difficult is simply knowing that when you smile or speak, people can’t help but notice the gaping hole in your mouth. For some, this is reason enough to avoid social settings and professional gatherings. People with tooth loss may also be malnourished, because they are unable to chew a variety of healthy foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables. Thus, the need to replace missing teeth is essential. And while there are a number of tooth replacement options, perhaps the best is a dental implant. At Eccella Smiles, dental implants Jacksonville, FL, smiles about are expertly placed for a complete and beautiful smile.