The Many Uses of Botox

Botox (technically called onabotulinumtoxin A) is specifically FDA approved for treating frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and lines around the eyes (crows feet). The most popular use of Botox is to temporarily smooth facial wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. It is also used to temporarily treat many medical conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles, or by blocking certain nerves.

What are milia?

A milium is a small cyst containing keratin (skin protein); if there are multiple milium, then they are referred to as milia. These harmless cysts present as tiny, pearly-white bumps just under the surface of the skin. Milia are common in all ages and both sexes. They most often arise on the face, and are particularly prominent on the eyelids and cheeks, but they may occur elsewhere. Milia can be found in infants, children, in certain genetic conditions, after trauma, and rarely after certain topical medications.

What is Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition which appears as tiny bumps on the skin. Some people say these bumps make their skin look like plucked chicken skin. Others may mistake the bumps for small pimples. Keratosis pilaris affects up to half of normal children, and up to three quarters of children with ichthyosis vulgaris (a dry skin condition due to filaggrin gene mutations). It is also common in children with atopic eczema.

Dr. Berthelot Nominated as a Rising Star Physician!

Congratulations to Dr. Berthelot, who was selected for inclusion in 2015 Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars Edition. Texas doctors are surveyed each year, and asked to nominate one or more doctors other than themselves from specified medical specialties, based on the answer to this question: “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” Only the highest-scoring doctors, based on recommendations by their peers, are included on the Super Doctors list.

What is Molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection of infants and young children. Adolescents and adults are less often infected. Molluscum contagiosum presents as clusters of small round bumps on the skin. They mostly arise in warm moist places, such as the armpit, groin or behind the knees. The bumps range in size from 1 to 6 mm and may be white, pink or brown. They often have a waxy, pinkish look with a small central pit. There may be few or hundreds of spots on one individual.

New Year, New You

During the first of the year (also known as Sign Up for a Gym Membership or Start a Cleanse Month), the majority of resolution-makers will vow to start exercising and eating better. If you fall into this category but are already thinking that maybe a seven-day-a-week training schedule and surviving on quinoa all year is not happening, here are some of the simplest, easiest tips for dropping pounds—no personal trainers, crash diets, or fancy weight rooms required.


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