Podcast - Fillers, Botox, PRP, Anti-Aging
Updated: Jun 16
Dr O's guest this week is Dr Heather Friedman, a naturopath from Portland (OR) who specializes in aesthetic medicine, aging therapy, and naturopathic medicine. They talk about different procedures for looking youthful and go in-depth about available treatments such as fillers, botox, micro-needling, and diet. Dr Heather talks about ways to stay healthy and different therapies, diet deficiencies, and how to treat them. She gives examples from her own practice and dos and donts. Dr O gives an update on the Covid-19 from two doctors' perspectives and the two doctors take listener questions from social media.
Fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to add volume and plump up areas that have lost volume over time. Botox is a toxin that is injected into the muscles to relax them and prevent them from contracting, which can help to smooth out wrinkles.
PRP is a treatment that uses the patient's own blood plasma to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture. Anti-aging nutrients are vitamins, minerals, and other substances that can help to protect the skin from damage and promote collagen production.
The article discusses the benefits and risks of each of these options, as well as the different types of fillers, Botox, and PRP that are available. It also provides some tips on how to choose the right anti-aging treatment for your individual needs.
Here is a summary of the pros and cons of each of the anti-aging options discussed in the article:
Pros: Can add volume to the skin, plump up wrinkles, and improve the overall appearance of the face.
Cons: Can be expensive, may require repeated injections, and can sometimes cause side effects such as bruising, swelling, and redness.
Pros: Can smooth out wrinkles, improve the appearance of the forehead and crow's feet, and can last for several months.
Cons: Can be expensive, may require repeated injections, and can sometimes cause side effects such as droopy eyelids and dry eyes.
Pros: Can stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Cons: Can be expensive, may require multiple treatments, and the results may not be as dramatic as with other anti-aging treatments.
Pros: Can be relatively inexpensive, are generally safe, and can help to protect the skin from damage and promote collagen production.
Cons: May not be as effective as other anti-aging treatments, and the results may take several months to be noticeable.
Ultimately, the best anti-aging treatment for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are considering any of these options, be sure to talk to your doctor or a qualified aesthetician to discuss the risks and benefits of each treatment and to find the one that is right for you.
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