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Dr VanderVeer, along with other doctors discusses common skin mistakes we make and what we can do to avoid them. Read more @ Byrdie.com
Q: I heard that BOTOX® Cosmetic was recently FDA-approved for crow’s feet. How does it work in that area of the face?
A: Great question. Many patients wonder what they can do about their crow’s feet. Even though the lines in crow’s feet are considered “happy lines” (from smiling,) most men and women want to minimize them. In addition to sunscreen and a great eye cream, BOTOX® Cosmetic can have a significant positive impact on these smile lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a temporary muscle relaxer. It is injected with a tiny needle directly into the muscle that wraps around your eye and causes the crow’s feet when contracted. When administered properly to the eye area, BOTOX® Cosmetic will leave you looking natural and even give you a bright, refreshed look to your eyes. The FDA approval recommends the use of 24 units (usually less than $300) and results last for up to four months. To find an experienced BOTOX® provider, log on to BOTOXcosmetic.com.
Lately, we have seen a resurgence of the famous rice cake snack. We have been conditioned to believe rice cakes are a healthy and calorie-conscious snack. In fact, rice cakes have a glycemic index (GI) of about 91, which is almost as high as pure glucose sugar, which has a GI of 100. Foods with a high glycemic index are absorbed quickly by your body resulting in a spike in blood sugar. Foods that rapidly spike your blood sugar have been linked to heart disease, type 2 Diabetes and weight gain. Instead, look for foods with a glycemic index less than 70. Roasted vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini and carrots are packed with low-glycemic nutrients and fiber, which cause a slower rise in blood sugar, making you feel fuller, longer and are less likely to cause a post-snack slump. Your body will thank you, trust me.