Is Botox the Answer for Wrinkles?

With the advancements in cosmetic treatments it is getting really hard to guess the age of a woman nowadays. Women in their 60’s now look like the women who used to be in their 40’s generations ago.


Botox – is it for you?

A combination of Botox and a healthy diet has enabled these women to look young, while there are also some men who have undergone these non-invasive cosmetic procedures involving Botox to look young.

The overall health and well-being of a person depends on many factors, of which your lifestyle and diet are two major factors. Drinking a lot of alcohol or smoking a lot of cigarettes can have a bad effect on your appearance and health. Hence, if a person does not lead a lifestyle that is considered healthy, they are more likely to develop wrinkles on their face and look older, and this becomes even more apparent after a person goes into their 40’s. So after that, Botox injections are the only non-surgical way to help reduce these wrinkles and aging lines.

Botox injections can make these wrinkles fade away by telling the nerves in the affected areas to stop overworking themselves and relax. These results do not last forever but are very impressive, with the average time for the effects of Botox to run out being 3-6 months, depending on the wrinkles. Botox treatments are also not covered by health insurance providers so the money you pay to get these treatments is from your own earnings. Here are some tips to give you the best bang for your buck.

Botox injections can only be given by licensed doctors, although there have been many reports of some clinics that allow unlicensed people, who lack the training, to administer these treatments. Also, even if your doctor has a legitimate license, you should review their history so as to know what are the results of the work that they have done in the past. This can be done by reviewing the websites of these clinics, and there you can also find which of their doctors does the best work.

The costs of Botox treatment is not covered by medical insurance, and the costs of these treatments vary at different clinics. The important thing is to know what price your clinic offers beforehand and compare it with the prices offered by other clinics, to make sure you get the best deal. Also, you should note that better results are not guaranteed by higher prices.

After you have done all of this, i.e. checking out the best price and which doctor is the most skilled to perform the procedure, you should consider the risks associated with this procedure, with the worst possibility being that you suffer nerve damage in an area of your face which is irreversible. If you feel that the benefits outweigh the risks for you and that the doctor you have chosen is skilled enough, then you should proceed.

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Looking to Play the Market?

Investing The stock market is an intimidating and inviting place for new investors. If you are new, you can easily be overwhelmed and make the wrong move without even realizing it. Investing is not as difficult a feat as it is thought to be by newbies.

Your probably thinking, “Why the heck is this post on a site geared towards luxury product reviews?”

Well, let’s just say that I am a bit irked at the market.  Over 17,000 the DOW closed at last week before the national holiday.  Let that sink in for a minute.  17,000!

So, I went out and thought to myself, are people going to spend all the money they are making in the market?  Sheesh, I hope not.

I would think that people are smarter than that.  Personally, I follow Contrarian investor Charles Moscoe.  He’s had a few great picks this year, and I like to spend money on luxury items, so I figure I’ll continue with that trend so I can keep my impulse buys up!  I like to think that a contrarian trader is someone to follow. My logic behind that is simple – if “regular” investors were good, everyone would be wealthy, right?

Anyways, here’s todays bit of “Motherly advice.”


Before we get started on the tips, I’d like to brief you about the precautions that you should take before entering the stock market as an investor.

  • Know exactly how much risk you can take. The stock market is not an easy ride and for starters, it can pretty much equal to a rollercoaster ride. Thus, assess and know how much risk you can take before getting started
  • If you are not a fan of reading, researching and staying up to date with stocks daily, invest in a mutual fund account as this will allow you to get started without getting too overwhelmed
  • Make the most out of 401K plans, IRAs and Keogh plans as all these provide great tax breaks to investors
  • Never forget to read price-earnings ratio, which are reported by stock tables in newspapers. These ratios will allow you to compare the stock industry regulations and norms before investing.  Investment is usually done for the long term. Never think that by investing all your money today, you will become a billionaire soon.

Having said that, if you are ready and fully convinced about entering the stock market, here are certain instructions that you can benefit from.

1-    Reading and researching are the keys to invest in the stock market. Get educated. Take a class or seminar on investing and read online financial websites to get all the insights and tips on the market you are about to enter

2-    Don’t just invest without a strategy. You should develop financial goals and a sound investing/stock picking strategy

3-    Take individual stocks and research on them by reading quarterly and annual reports. You can also find other helpful information by reading files from the Securities and Exchange Commission

4-    If you are confident about a certain type of investment, invest in that. Always invest in something you know. Also consider investing in stocks of domestic companies which you know and are confident about

5-    Diversify your portfolio. Don’t just invest in a stock or two. Also avoid picking just 1-2 industries.

6-    Buy stocks that you can hold for the next 3-5 years. Don’t dump stocks when their prices fall by a few points. Be patient and five the stock chance.

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