Tag Archives: anti-ageing

14 surprising uses for Botox that you’d never have thought of

There’s so much more to Botox that just smoothing wrinkles. Dr Zara Kassam PhD looks at some sometimes surprising uses for this injectable. Botox was once treated as a taboo subject: Everyone knew about it, but no one admit to using it. Now things have changed—so much so that Botox is regularly the subject of conversation. Botox is best known for smoothing out wrinkles, and is derived from one of the deadliest toxins known to man, but this magical toxin has repeatedly stunned the medical community for its seemingly endless and applications ranging from treating chronic migraines to excessive sweating.…

DHEA, Menopause and the skin – how do they relate?

DHEA is sometimes used to treat the symptoms of menopause. Dr Haran Sivapalan explains what it is and what it does to you and your skin. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandosterone. It is sometimes known as ‘prasterone.’ It is a hormone naturally produced by the body’s adrenal glands. More accurately, it is classified as a ‘precursor hormone’  because it is converted by the body’s tissues (including the ovary, skeleton and breast tissue) into other hormones – oestrogens and testosterone. Your body’s natural production reaches a peak at around age 25. It then declines gradually – reaching as low as 30% of…