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Botox for Brides, Grooms & Wedding Parties

Look Your Best On Your Big Day with Botox!

Wedding photos are treasured keepsakes that last a lifetime, capturing the joy and beauty of your special day. To ensure you look your absolute best, many brides, grooms, and even their families are turning to Botox as a key part of their wedding preparations.

At Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Nishath Hakim offers Botox and new Botox-alternative Daxxify that go beyond simple wrinkle reduction, helping you achieve a flawless, radiant look for your big day.

Botox for Brides and Bridal Party

Brides and their bridal parties often seek Botox treatments to enhance their natural beauty and ensure they look stunning from every angle. One of the most common uses of Botox is to eliminate crow’s feet, those fine lines that appear around the eyes. This treatment smooths the skin, making your eyes look brighter and more youthful.

For a more defined smile, the Botox lip flip is a popular choice of brides and their attendants. This technique involves injecting Botox into the muscles around the upper lip, causing it to relax and roll slightly outward. The result is a fuller, more attractive upper lip without the need for fillers. This subtle enhancement can perfect your bridal look, adding just the right amount of volume and definition.

Another innovative use of Botox for brides is jawline contouring. By injecting Botox into the masseter muscles, the lower face can be subtly reshaped, giving the bride a more defined and elegant jawline. This treatment not only improves facial harmony but can also alleviate issues like teeth grinding or jaw clenching, ensuring you feel as good as you look – in spite of the stress of wedding planning!

Botox for 2nd Time Brides

For second-time brides, looking refreshed and youthful is often a top priority. Botox, or its counterpart Daxxify, can be used to achieve a natural, age-defying appearance, perfect for celebrating this new chapter in your life.

Botox and Daxxify are ideal for more mature brides who want to minimize the appearance of forehead lines and crows feet, enhancing their overall look without the need for surgery. The results are a more youthful and vibrant expression that looks great in photos and makes you feel confident and beautiful on your big day.

In addition to reducing wrinkles that area above, around and between the eyes, another highly effective treatment is the Botox “brow lift.” By strategically injecting Botox (or Daxxify) around the eyebrows, Dr. Hakim can create a subtle lift, opening up the eyes and giving the face a more youthful and rested appearance.

Botox for the Groom & Groomsmen

Botox isn’t just for brides and their attendants! Grooms and groomsmen can benefit from Botox or Daxxify, too. Sometimes referred to as “Brotox,” Botox for men has become increasingly popular as more grooms seek to look their best for their wedding day. Botox can smooth out frown lines and forehead wrinkles, giving men a more relaxed and youthful appearance.

In addition to facial aesthetics, Botox is highly effective for treating hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. For grooms and groomsmen who worry about sweating through their suits and tuxes or feeling uncomfortable during the ceremony and reception, Botox injections in the underarms can significantly reduce sweat production. This treatment ensures they stay dry and confident throughout the day’s festivities on their big day!

Botox for Mother of the Bride or Groom

Of course, a wedding is a huge occasion for the mothers of the bride and groom, too. They will also play a significant role on the wedding day and they deserve to look as youthful and radiant as possible. Botox treatments can help mothers turn back the clock, erasing years from their appearance. Targeted Botox injections can smooth out forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines, providing a more refreshed and vibrant look at the ceremony and in those wedding photos that will be enjoyed for decades to come.

Botox can also be used to address sagging skin and provide a subtle lift, making mothers look and feel their best for their child’s big day. Anti-aging Botox or Daxxify treatments can also be part of a comprehensive rejuvenation plan, including other non-invasive procedures offered by Dr. Hakim – like PRP facials – to enhance natural beauty and confidence.

Botox for Wedding Guests

Weddings are not only a time for the bridal party to shine but also an occasion for guests to reconnect with family and friends they may not have seen in a while. Botox or Daxxify treatments can help wedding guests look their best, ensuring they feel confident and ready to celebrate. Smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines can provide a youthful glow, perfect for the many photos and social interactions that are part of wedding festivities.

Whether you’re a close family member or a dear friend, looking refreshed and vibrant will make the event even more enjoyable. At Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, we offer customized Botox treatments to suit the needs of all wedding guests, helping everyone look and feel their best for this special occasion.

Botox Alternatives for Brides & Weddings

In addition to Botox, Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak offers alternative wrinkle-relaxing options such as Daxxify and Xeomin, which provide similar results with some distinct advantages.

Daxxify is a newer neurotoxin that typically offers longer-lasting results compared to traditional Botox. While Botox results typically last three to four months, Daxxify can maintain its wrinkle-reducing effects for up to six months. This extended duration makes it an excellent choice for brides who want to ensure their smooth, youthful appearance lasts well beyond the wedding day and honeymoon.

Xeomin is another effective alternative to Botox, known for its pure formulation. Unlike Botox, which contains accessory proteins, Xeomin is a “naked” neurotoxin, meaning it contains only the active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A. This purity reduces the likelihood of developing antibodies against the treatment, which can make it less effective over time. Xeomin offers the same wrinkle-smoothing benefits as Botox, making it an excellent option for brides and their parties who may have used neurotoxins in the past and are concerned about resistance. It effectively treats facial lines and wrinkles, ensuring a smooth and youthful look for your special day.

Choosing between Botox, Daxxify, and Xeomin ultimately depends on your specific needs and aesthetic goals. Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak will work with you to determine the best treatment options for your big event, ensuring you achieve the desired look for your wedding ceremony, reception, honeymoon, and beyond. Whether you opt for popular Botox, the longer-lasting effects of Daxxify or the pure formulation of Xeomin, you can trust that you’ll look radiant and confident on your big day.

Botox | Royal Oak, MI

Botox offers a wide range of benefits for everyone involved in a wedding, from the bride and groom to their closest family members and friends. At Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Nishath Hakim provides personalized Botox treatments designed to enhance your natural beauty and ensure you look stunning on your big day. With targeted treatments for crow’s feet, lip enhancements, jawline contouring, excessive sweating and more, Botox, Daxxify and Xeomin can help you achieve the perfect look for your wedding.

If you have a wedding or other big event coming up, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak today to discuss how Botox can help you and your loved ones shine at your upcoming important occasion. Embrace the joy and excitement of your big day with the confidence that comes from looking your absolute best!

Royal Oak MI | Botox: 248-997-4242


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Turn Back Time with New Natural-Looking Dermal Fillers

Revance Natural-Looking Dermal Fillers – Look as Young as You Feel!

Many women (and men) have considered dermal fillers in order to look younger and more attractive – but are worried about looking unnatural or like they have “had work done”. For these discerning patients, the great news is that a new dermal filler is available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, that offers long lasting, natural looking antiaging, and aesthetic enhancements.

Revance dermal fillers, now available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, are one of the latest innovations in cosmetic enhancement that unlock the secret to radiant, natural beauty. In this article functional medicine doctor Nishath Hakim, MD explores the transformative potential of Revance natural-looking dermal fillers and explains how the different Revance formulas can redefine your antiaging journey, with unparalleled natural elegance.

New Revance Family of Natural Looking Dermal Fillers

While Juvéderm dermal fillers, manufactured by Allergan, were first FDA approved in 2006, Revance dermal fillers, specifically the RHA line, received FDA approval in December 2019. The four Revance RHA formulas were approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines), in adults over the age of 22. Additionally, the RHA Redensity Dermal Filler, formulated for fine-tuned finishing, received FDA approval around the same time for specific aesthetic applications.

Crafted from a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid (the same ingredient as Juvéderm) and new XpresHAn Technology™, Revance dermal fillers offer a revolutionary approach to facial enhancement. Unveiled as a cutting-edge alternative to traditional dermal fillers like Juvéderm, Revance products boast superior flexibility, durability, and adaptability, setting a new standard for natural-looking facial fillers.

RHA 1 Dermal Filler: Natural-Looking Volume

Designed to replenish lost facial volume and rejuvenate sagging skin, Revance RHA 1 dermal filler offers a subtle yet impactful transformation. Whether you’re seeking to soften nasolabial folds, enhance cheek contours, or redefine facial symmetry, RHA 1 delivers unmatched results with smoothness, flexibility, and precision. The effects of RHA 1 offer natural looking results that last for up to 12 months, ensuring enduring natural-looking beauty and confidence.

RHA 2 Dermal Filler: Natural-Looking Softening

Crafted to soften facial lines and wrinkles, Revance RHA 2 dermal filler offers a delicate touch that enhances your natural beauty – without changing your appearance. From diminishing nasolabial folds to augmenting lip volume, RHA 2 delivers seamless results that look and feel natural. This is especially important for areas like he lips that will be felt as well as seen. The transformative power of Revance RHA 2 dermal filler offers effects that last for up to 12 months.

RHA 3 Dermal Filler: Natural-Looking Contours

RHA 3 dermal filler elevates your upper facial contours with natural looking results. Engineered to restore dynamic volume and elasticity, RHA 3 revitalizes your appearance with vitality and vigor. Whether targeting forehead lines, glabella wrinkles (“elevens”), or crow’s feet, Revance RHA 3 dermal fillers offers dynamic antiaging solutions that Dr. Hakim in Royal Oak can customize to your unique appearance goals and needs, that last for up to 12 months.

RHA 4 Dermal Filler: Natural-Looking Volume

The thicker, firmer formula of Revance RHA 4 dermal filler is designed to enhance facial contours and restore youthful volume – from sculpting the cheeks to refining the jawline. Because it is a more robust formula, Revance RHA 4 dermal filler enhancements last up to 18 months!

RHA Redensity Dermal Filler: Natural-Looking Finish

RHA Redensity dermal filler is tailored to provide a fine-tuned finish to more delicate facial areas with it’s incredibly smooth and precise formulation. RHA Redensity rejuvenates tear troughs, temples, or periorbital regions (around the eyes), to lift and smooth skin for natural antiaging results that last for up to 12 months.

Revance vs. Juvéderm Dermal Fillers

When considering dermal fillers for facial enhancement, comparing the Revance Family of fillers to more well-known Juvéderm formulations provides insight into why Dr. Hakim in Royal Oak prefers Revance for patients seeking natural-looking dermal filler results. While both Juvéderm and Revance are hyaluronic acid-based fillers, each with its unique characteristics and applications, there are distinct advantages to opting for Revance over Juvéderm.

The most notable benefit of the Revance family of natural-looking dermal fillers is the incorporation of XpresHAn Technology™, a proprietary innovation that sets these fillers apart from traditional hyaluronic acid-based injectables like Juvéderm. XpresHAn Technology™ enhances the smoothness, flexibility and adaptability of Revance fillers, ensuring more natural-looking dermal filler results with enhanced durability and longevity.

Revance’s flexible, natural-looking dermal fillers allow for greater movement and expression, mimicking the natural dynamics of facial tissue for a more natural (and less “done”) appearance. Patients seeking the most advanced approach to facial rejuvenation find that the innovative features of new Revance natural-looking dermal fillers are particularly appealing.

Natural Looking Dermal Fillers | Royal Oak

From RHA 1 for natural-looking volume restoration, to RHA 4 for sculpting and defining facial contours, and subtle Redensity dermal filler for fine-tuned finishing touches, the Revance Family provides comprehensive solutions for natural-looking antiaging and facial enhancement, with precision and finesse.

If you would like to look like a younger, more attractive version of you with natural-looking dermal fillers, schedule an appointment at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak. Under the expert care of Dr. Nishath Hakim, in Royal Oak you can achieve stunning results that elevate your aesthetic and antiaging journey to new heights – so you look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside!

Schedule your consultation today and discover what Revance long-lasting and natural-looking dermal fillers at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak can do for you.

Natural Looking Dermal Fillers | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242


Why More Men Are Getting Botox & Other Aesthetic Treatments

Earn More with Men’s Botox & Other Aesthetic Treatments

In a world where first impressions matter – and where all of us our on our screens all of the time – men are increasingly turning to non-surgical aesthetic treatments to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. The shift in increased men’s aesthetic treatments is notable, with statistics from reputable sources like the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons revealing a significant increase in men seeking non-surgical procedures.

But this trend in increased men’s cosmetic procedures is NOT just about vanity! Studies show that younger looking and attractive men, tend to both earn more and be promoted more frequently.

Dr. Nishath Hakim of Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI, recognizes that part of providing comprehensive care for men is helping them look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside. So, as part of her functional medicine approach, she offers natural treatments that help men look as good and young as they feel, without any telltale signs that look like they have “had work done”.

The Increase in Men’s Aesthetic Treatments

Several studies and surveys point to rising interest among men in non-surgical aesthetic treatments. According to the AAD 2023 Aesthetics Trends Survey, 39% of male respondents reported considering an aesthetic procedure in the next year, up from 35% in 2022. And in the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) 2022 Global Statistics, men now accounted for 15.6% of all aesthetic procedures worldwide in 2022, indicating a significant increase.

And there is a significant amount of research and evidence supporting the idea that men perceived as younger and/or more attractive earn more and are more likely to be promoted. In 2023 a study published in the Journal of Business Psychology found that men perceived as more attractive earned 9% more than their average-looking counterparts. This effect remained even after controlling for factors like education and experience.

And a 2021 review of 38 studies published in the Journal of Applied Psychology concluded that physical attractiveness positively influences career advancement for men. Men perceived as more attractive were more likely to be promoted and held higher-level positions.

Another 2022 study reported in the Journal of Organizational Behavior found that men with youthful facial features earned 10% more than those with mature features. This held true even across different occupations and industries. This supports the research in a 2020 report in the Journal of Human Resources that found men with more “baby-faced” features were perceived as more competent and trustworthy by managers, leading to a higher chance of promotion.

Scientists sometimes refer to this as the “Halo Effect” – in which attractive individuals are often stereotyped as being more intelligent, competent, and likable, leading to better evaluations and career opportunities.

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“Brotox” – Men’s Botox & Xeomin

And according to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2022, Botox and similar Botulinum injections like Xeomin, ranked as the number one minimally invasive aesthetic procedures among men – even ahead of laser hair removal.

Men, driven by workplace competition and the desire to present their best selves in the era of Zoom meetings, social media posts, and online dating, are increasingly seeking these treatments. Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak,  specializes in providing “Brotox,” a term affectionately coined for Botox and Xeomin treatments tailored to enhance masculine features without compromising a natural appearance.

Men’s Juvéderm

Juvéderm, is a line of natural dermal fillers whose main ingredient is hyaluronic acid-based – which is a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in the body. Juvéderm works by absorbing and binding 1000s of times its weight in water – which plumps the skin and fills wrinkles and lines for a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm dermal fillers, available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, come in a wide range of formulas designed to address various aesthetic concerns in men. From smoothing out wrinkles to restoring volume, Juvéderm’s versatility makes it an ideal choice for men seeking subtle and natural looking, yet impactful, improvements in their appearance.

One noteworthy formulation, Juvéderm Volux, is gaining popularity among men for its ability to sculp a more defined and masculine jawline. This firmer Juvéderm formula holds its shape, feeling like natural bone, to enhance the contours of a man’s face, providing a chiseled chin and jaw that aligns with standards of male attractiveness.

Men’s Wrinkle and Scar Reduction

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) combined with microneedling is another natural approach to skin rejuvenation, at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak. PRP uses the body’s own innate healing mechanisms to reduce lines and wrinkles as well as minimize scars.

PRP, derived from your blood, is rich in growth factors and platelets that stimulate cellular repair. Microneedling creates micro-injuries, prompting the skin to naturally regenerate and renew. The combination of PRP and Microneedling enhances the skin’s repair process, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin. This leads to improved skin texture, reduced fine lines, and a youthful glow.

PRP and Microneedling can also be highly effective in reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars. The treatment supports the restructuring of damaged skin tissue.

Men’s Fat Reduction, Weight Loss & Muscle Building

In addition to restoring sexual vitality and performance, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) offers a range of aesthetic appearance benefits for men.

Hormonal imbalances, especially declining testosterone levels, can contribute to muscle loss. BHRT helps restore testosterone levels, aiding in the maintenance and growth of lean muscle mass. Hormonal fluctuations, particularly imbalances in cortisol and testosterone, can also contribute to the accumulation of abdominal fat. BHRT addresses these imbalances, resulting in a reduction in men’s belly fat.

As an added bonus, the hormonal balance achieved through BHRT contributes to skin elasticity and collagen production. This can enhance men’s skin health, promoting a more youthful and vibrant complexion.

Semaglutide, a groundbreaking medication found in both Ozempic and Wegovy, is also making waves as a men’s weight loss treatment. This injectable medication, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, works by mimicking the function of a naturally occurring hormone in the body.

For men struggling with weight management, Semaglutide offers a unique and promising solution. It operates by influencing appetite regulation and satiety, primarily targeting the areas of the brain that control hunger. By signaling a sense of fullness, individuals are likely to consume fewer calories, leading to gradual and sustainable weight loss.

One notable additional advantage of Semaglutide is its ability to address not only weight loss but also associated health concerns. It has demonstrated efficacy in improving cardiovascular health and reducing the risk of obesity-related complications. As men often face unique challenges in weight loss, Semaglutide provides a valuable tool that works in harmony with the body’s natural processes, offering a comprehensive approach to achieving and maintaining a healthier weight.

Men’s Aesthetic Treatments | Royal Oak

As men increasingly recognize the benefits of non-surgical aesthetic treatments, Dr. Nishath Hakim in Royal Oak remains committed to offering personalized and natural solutions. Her approach is to help men achieve their appearance goals while maintaining authenticity and ensuring their results seamlessly integrate into their overall look.

The men’s aesthetic treatments at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak are designed to work harmoniously with the body’s natural processes, ensuring that the results are subtle, natural-looking, and in line with each patient’s unique features.

If you live in the greater Roya Oak area and would like to explore the treatments that can help you look younger and more attractive, in a discreet, comfortable, medical environment, schedule a men’s aesthetic consultation with Dr. Hakim today.

Men’s Aesthetic Treatments | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242


Anti-Aging Doctor’s Tips to Prevent & Reverse Wrinkles

Look & Feel Younger with Anti Aging Doctor Nishath Hakim, MD

You’ve probably heard the old adage that “beauty is only skin deep.” But wanting to banish wrinkles in order to look more youthful is much more than a superficial concern! Studies have shown that looking younger can have a positive impact on various aspects of life, including self-confidence, social interactions, and professional opportunities.

That is why anti-aging doctor Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak offers patients an array of tools to match the vibrancy they feel on the inside with their outward appearance. In this article, we explore the science behind wrinkles, and Doctor Hakim shares expert’s tips for preventing and reversing the wrinkles and other telltale signs of aging.

Why Bother Fighting Wrinkles?

Studies have shown that individuals perceived as younger tend to be viewed as more attractive, trustworthy, and competent. This can lead to increased self-esteem, enhanced social interactions, and greater success in the workplace.

A 2018 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that individuals perceived as more attractive reported higher levels of self-esteem. This suggests that looking younger can contribute to a more positive self-image and increased confidence.

Additionally, looking younger can enhance social interactions. A 2019 study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology found that individuals perceived as younger were rated as more approachable and friendly. This can lead to improved social interactions, stronger relationships, and a greater sense of belonging.

And while you can’t put a price tag on looking youthful, in the professional sphere, looking younger can also play a role in career advancement. A 2021 study published in the journal Personnel Review found that individuals perceived as younger were rated as more competent and promotable.

What Causes Wrinkles

The natural aging process – including the decline in hormone production and exposure to sun – results in a reduction in collagen and elastin production, which are the proteins crucial for maintaining skin structure and elasticity. As these components decline, skin loses its firmness, tone, and resilience, and wrinkles form.

Facial expressions, such as smiling or frowning, lead to what are called ‘dynamic wrinkles’. Examples of dynamic wrinkles include furrow between the eyebrows when scowling, or the ‘puppet lines’ next to the mouth when you smile. However, over time, the skin’s ability to bounce back diminishes, resulting in these lines and creases becoming permanently etched into the face as ‘static wrinkles.”

As collagen diminishes, static wrinkles emerge, appearing even at rest. These are often more pronounced and may require targeted interventions for effective reduction.

Anti Aging Doctor’s Tips to Prevent Wrinkles

#1. Use Sunscreen & Avoid Sun Exposure

Sun exposure is a leading cause of premature aging. Regular use of sunscreen shields the skin from harmful UV rays, preventing collagen breakdown and the formation of fine lines. Anti aging doctors universally emphasize the paramount importance of sunscreen in wrinkle prevention.

#2. Moisturize & Hydrate:

Adequate hydration and moisturization are essential for maintaining skin health. Well-hydrated skin is plump and supple, this prevents the development of dynamic lines that can lead to permanent static wrinkles and creases. Sufficient hydration also helps flush skin-damaging toxins and free radicals from the body to protect the skin from harm.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to stay hydrated from the inside. And visit Dr. Hakim’s Fullscript online store for a curated collection of safe, natural, affordable, and effective skin care products that moisturize from the outside in.

#3. BHRT Hormone Balancing to Prevent Wrinkles for Skin Health

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) isn’t just for addressing internal health concerns. The protein building blocks of healthy skin – including collagen and elastin – rely on balanced hormone levels for synthesis.

More specifically, a decline in estrogen levels directly correlates to decreased production of collagen and elastin. According to clinical study published Dermatology Online Journal (2019), this leads to deeper and more prominent wrinkles.

Dr. Hakim incorporates BHRT into anti aging strategies and treatment plans, recognizing its role in overall health as well as improving skin health.

#4. Nutrition and Supplements to Prevent Skin Health

You are what you eat, as they say! But with busy lifestyles it is often difficult to get a balanced diet rich in the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that supports overall skin health.

Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak can provide personalized nutritional guidance for skin health. And she and can recommend the best supplements to enhance skin vitality, available from her online FullScript store.

#5. Botox & Xeomin Can Actually Prevent Wrinkles!

Contrary to popular belief, Botox and Xeomin aren’t solely for addressing existing wrinkles. When strategically administered, both Botox and Xeomin treatments can prevent the formation of wrinkles! By relaxing facial muscles, Botox and Xeomin stop dynamic wrinkles and ‘expression lines” from occurring – which prevents permanent, static wrinkles from becoming etched in the face.

Dr. Hakim utilizes his expertise to customize treatments that preserve natural facial expressions while proactively preventing lines and wrinkles.

Anti Aging Doctor’s Tips to Reverse Wrinkles

It’s never to late to take these preventative steps. But if wrinkles and lines have already added some years to your appearance, it’s not to late to reverse them!

#1. Botox & Xeomin Erase Wrinkles & Creases

Botox and Xeomin stand as powerful tools in the arsenal against wrinkles. Dr. Hakim skillfully utilizes these neurotoxins to target and relax specific muscles responsible for wrinkles. By temporarily paralyzing these muscles, these treatments smooth out existing lines – especially in the forehead, between the eyes, and on the outside corners of the eyes (aka ‘crows’ feet’).

Dr. Hakim’s skilled and meticulous approach to Botox ensures a natural, youthful look while still preserving facial expressions – so you always look younger but never look ‘frozen’.

#2. Dermal Fillers Reduce Wrinkles & Lines

Dermal fillers are a cornerstone in Dr. Hakim’s anti-aging toolkit, offering a non-surgical solution to restore volume, plump sagging contours, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds. Dr. Hakim specializes in the Juvéderm and Restylane families of dermal fillers, tailoring each patient’s treatments to address their specific, unique concerns.

Both the Juvéderm and Restylane Family of Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (“HA”) – a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the body. HA has the capacity to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This remarkable water-binding ability contributes to the hydrating and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid when injected into the skin – adding volume and structure to the skin, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

And because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, it is well-tolerated by most people, and allergic reactions or other side effects are exceedingly rare. HA fillers also provide long-lasting wrinkle reduction results, with some formulas lasting up to 2 years or longer.

#3. PRP Microneedling to Reduce Wrinkles

Cellular Rejuvenation is the newest technology available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak to help unveiling radiant, wrinkle-free skin.  Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), derived from the patient’s own blood, is rich in growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin production.

When combined with microneedling, this treatment enhances skin texture, reduces fine lines, and promotes a natural glow. Dr. Hakim’s meticulous approach ensures the rejuvenation of skin at a cellular level, unveiling a refreshed and radiant complexion.

Anti Aging Doctor Nishath Hakim, MD in Royal Oak

Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak offers an array of cutting-edge treatments to both prevent new wrinkles from forming – and reverse wrinkles you already have – to reveal timeless beauty. By addressing the root causes of aging and employing a combination of medical expertise and advanced treatments, Dr. Hakim tailors anti-aging plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Dr. Hakim’s commitment to natural health and vitality ensures that every patient not only feels their best – but also looks their most radiant and youthful. Schedule an appointment with anti aging doctor Nishath Hakim, MD at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak and she will help you find the solution for wrinkles and other signs of aging – so you can live with confidence and vigor at every age.

Anti Aging | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242

Seven Surprising Uses for Botox & Xeomin

Unlocking the Power of Botox & Xeomin – for Beauty & Beyond!

Botox, recognized as the most popular cosmetic treatment worldwide, is not just a miracle worker for forehead wrinkles. Its application extends to other aspects of beauty – and far beyond aesthetics – with increasing numbers of women, men, and even younger individuals seeking its transformative effects.

Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak is at the forefront of harnessing the diverse potential of Botox and its counterpart Xeomin. In this article, we delve into the multifaceted uses of Botox and Xeomin, exploring their history, traditional cosmetic procedures, medical uses, and two new groundbreaking experimental applications.

How Botox & Xeomin Work

At the heart of both Botox and Xeomin lies the active ingredient botulinum toxin. When injected into specific muscles, these neurotoxins temporarily paralyze them by blocking nerve signals. This leads to a relaxation of the treated muscles, resulting in the smoothing of wrinkles and preventing the formation of new lines.

While Botox and Xeomin are nearly identical, they do have some important differences. You can read about the differences between Botox and Xeomin HERE.

History of Botox

Originally developed for treating eye muscle disorders, Botox gained FDA approval in 2002 for cosmetic use in treating moderate to severe frown lines. Since then, its popularity has skyrocketed, becoming the gold standard for addressing forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. But every year medical scientists are finding new applications.

Xeomin is also derived from the same ‘botulinum’ as Botox and uses the same neuromodulator (nerve blocking) technology. Developed by Merz Pharmaceuticals, Xeomin received FDA approval in 2010 for the treatment of glabellar lines, the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. Over time, its applications have also expanded to include the same cosmetic and medical uses as Botox.

10 Uses of Botox & Xeomin

#1. Botox for Reducing Crow’s Feet

Originally approved just to treat the forehead, Botox’s wrinkle relaxing is now employed to soften the fine lines around the eyes, commonly known as crow’s feet. Botox was approved by the FDA for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines, commonly known as “crow’s feet,” on September 11, 2013.

While Xeomin is not currently FDA-approved for the treatment of crow’s feet in the US, it has been approved for the treatment of crow’s feet in other countries, such as Canada and the European Union. There have also been several clinical studies that have shown Xeomin to be safe and effective for the treatment of crow’s feet. And it is expected that Xeomin will receive FDA approval for the treatment of crow’s feet very soon.

#2. Botox for Fuller Lips

The Botox ‘Lip Flip” is an incredibly popular cosmetic technique that imparts a fuller appearance to the upper lip – without the need for dermal fillers. Dr. Hakim uses precise injections to relax the muscles around the mouth, creating a subtle, natural-looking lift for a plumper lip profile.

Botox can also be used to treat a ‘gummy smile’. By relaxing the muscles that elevate the upper lip it doesn’t rise as much when the patient smiles, so the gums are less visible.

#3. Botox for Headaches: Relief Beyond Aesthetics

For many patients who are plagued by chronic migraines and tension headaches, Botox can offer relief. By targeting specific trigger points, Dr. Hakim strategically administers Botox to reduce the frequency and severity of headaches, providing welcome respite.

#4. Botox for Excess Sweating: Combatting Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a source of considerable distress and embarrassment. Botox injections in areas of excess sweating, such as the underarms, palms, or feet, effectively block signals that stimulate sweat glands, offering a non-invasive solution to this common concern.

#5. Botox for TMJ Jaw Clenching & Tooth Grinding

Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders involve excessive jaw clenching and teeth grinding – often involuntarily or when sleeping. This can cause permanent tooth damage, pain or clicking in the jaw, excessively large jaw muscles, and other serious problems.  Botox injections in the jaw muscles can relax the jaw muscles – alleviating tension, reducing clenching, and grinding, and eliminating the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders.

#6. Botox for Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)

Many people are not aware that Botox was originally developed to treat “crossed eyes” – medical known as strabismus. And it is still used for this application today. By selectively weakening specific eye muscles, Botox can correct eye misalignment, restoring both better function to the eye(s) and improving the patient’s aesthetic appearance.

#7. Botox for Incontinence: Stop Bladder Leaks

Botox is also FDA-approved as a treatment for certain types of urinary incontinence. This highly effective, non-surgical solution to overactive bladder works by relaxing the bladder muscles, preventing sudden, involuntary bladder leaks. Botox injections can alleviate symptoms, prevent accidents and embarrassment, and improve the quality of life for those dealing with incontinence – all without surgery or downtime!

Experimental Uses of Botox

New uses for neurotoxins such Botox and Xeomin are being developed, studied, and applied every year. Recent studies have explored the potential of Botox in treating Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men, with promising results.

Additionally, researchers have delved into the intriguing connection between Botox facial injections and alleviating symptoms of depression. This novel avenue, rooted in the ‘facial feedback hypothesis’, suggests that altering facial expressions may also influence the intensity of emotional experiences.

While both of these applications are still under study, they do highlight the versatility of Botox and Xeomin.

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While Botox and its counterpart Xeomin are still the gold standard in wrinkle reduction, their uses extend well beyond simply smoothing the forehead, offering solutions to an array of medical and aesthetic concerns.

Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak stands is a skilled and experienced Botox and Xeomin injector – with years of experience providing transformative results. As science continues to explore new frontiers, Dr. Hakim’s expertise ensures that his patients benefit from the latest developments, unlocking the true potential of Botox and Xeomin for enhanced beauty, health, well-being and vitality.

Botox & Xeomin | Oakland County: 248-997-4242


Hyaluronic Acid: Nature’s Anti-Aging Molecule & Natural Dermal Filler

Learn Why the Hype Surrounding HA Dermal Fillers is Well Deserved!

If you watch TV or spend any time on social media, you already know that hyaluronic acid (HA) is taking the world of skincare, aesthetics, and wellness by storm. The buzz around “HA” is almost impossible to miss – with everyone from social media influencers to skin care advertisements and even celebrities and their doctors, talking about the transformative properties of hyaluronic acid.

So, what’s all the buzz about? And is “HA” really the ‘miracle molecule’ that it’s claimed up to be? In this article, natural medicine doctor Nishath Hakim, MD at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI takes a deep dive into significance of HA and its multiple applications in promoting youthful skin, tissue health, and overall well-being.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance produced by the human body. It is a remarkable molecule found throughout virtually the entire human body. It’s a crucial component of connective tissues, joints, and, importantly, the skin. In the skin, HA plays a vital role in maintaining hydration, suppleness, and elasticity.

However, as we age, the body’s production of HA starts to decline, leading to a wide array of signs of aging – from sore and creaky joints to skin issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of volume, and sagging.

And, hyaluronic acid’s significance also extends far beyond its role in skincare and aesthetics, as it plays a pivotal role in various physiological processes at the cellular level.

Biological Production of Hyaluronic Acid

Let’s get a little scientific here. HA is made in the body when it is synthesized by specialized enzymes known as hyaluronan synthases. The production primarily occurs in cell membranes, where HA “chains” are made by linking together molecules.

Once synthesized, these hyaluronic acid “chains” can vary greatly in size, ranging from relatively small fragments to much larger chains, depending on their location within the body and their intended function.

Here are just some of the places hyaluronic acid goes to work in the human body:

  • Connective Tissues: HA’s unique properties allow it to retain water and provide tissues with structural support, hydration, and lubrication. This is especially important in cartilage, where HA helps maintain joint health by cushioning and lubricating the spaces between bones.
  • Eyes: HA is a component of the vitreous humor, the gel-like substance that fills the eyeball. It helps maintain the eye’s shape, transparency, and optical properties.
  • Immune Response: Hyaluronic acid helps modulate immune responses, particularly in inflammation and tissue repair.  
  • Cellular Repair: HA also plays a role in wound healing and repair of damaged cells. It influences various cellular processes, including inflammation, tissue repair, and cell migration.
  • Skin: Hyaluronic acid is found in the dermis and epidermis (Superficial and deep layers of the skin), where it contributes to hydration and elasticity. HA’s water-attracting capabilities help maintain skin moisture, resulting in a plump and youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic Acid for AntiAging & Dermal Fillers

In ophthalmology, HA is used in procedures like cataract surgery. In orthopedics, it’s employed for joint lubrication and pain relief.

And because of its unique properties, HA has become a crucial ingredient in antiaging and aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers. In aesthetic medicine, HA dermal fillers are used to restore volume, reduce wrinkles, and enhance facial contours.

Hyaluronic Acid Supplements: Restoring HA from the Inside Out

In recent years, the use of natural Hyaluronic Acid supplements has gained popularity as a holistic approach to skin health and anti-aging. These supplements aim to support the body’s internal production of HA, promoting skin hydration and resilience from within.

By replenishing HA levels, individuals may experience improved skin texture, reduced dryness, and a more youthful appearance. Many of our Royal Oak area patients noticed a significant improvement in skin tone, smoothness, and texture after a few weeks of taking hyaluronic acid supplements.

A wide array of specially curated, natural, and effective hyaluronic acid supplements is available on Dr. Hakim’s online Wellevate store. You can shop for them HERE.

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers: Restoring HA from the Outside In

One of the most popular applications of hyaluronic acid is as a dermal filler in aesthetic and antiaging treatments. Natural dermal filler brands – including Restylane and Belotero available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak – all utilize HA to combat the signs of aging.

During dermal filler treatments at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak Dr. Hakim skillfully injects the HA dermal filler into targeted areas of the skin to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, fill lines, and enhance facial contours. Thicker hyaluronic acid dermal filler formulas – like Restylane Kiss – can also be used to enlarge or enhance the lips.

HA dermal fillers are celebrated for their safety, versatility, and for their natural-looking and natural feeling results. Because they are comprised of a substance naturally found in the human body, they offer a safe and natural solution for addressing various concerns, including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lip augmentation, and more.

The hyaluronic acid fillers work just like the body’s HA does: by attracting and retaining moisture, plumping the skin, and stimulating collagen production, all of which contribute to a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

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Now you can see why hyaluronic acid has earned its reputation as nature’s natural anti-ager and dermal filler, thanks to its remarkable ability to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health is highly trained and experienced in the art of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, customizing treatments to each patient’s unique needs, ensuring optimal results while preserving their natural beauty.

Hyaluronic acid is more than just a buzzword in skincare and aesthetics; it’s a fundamental molecule that plays vital roles in multiple aspects of human biology that is now being harnessed to help patients achieve radiant, youthful skin and overall well-being in the Royal Oak, MI area.

If you are looking for younger or more beautiful skin, SHOP HERE for hyaluronic acid supplements – or schedule a dermal filler appointment at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak today. And see what hyaluronic acid can do for you!

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Restylane Dermal Fillers: Answers to Patients’ Frequently Asked Questions

Top 10 Restylane Dermal Filler FAQs

At Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Nishath Hakim understands that her patients not only want to enjoy vitality on the inside – but also want a youthful and refreshed appearance on the outside. In order to help her patients look as young as they feel, Dr. Hakim is commitment to providing top-tier, 100% natural aesthetic treatments like Restylane dermal fillers.

Restylane is one of the dermal fillers preferred for facial rejuvenation by Dr. Hakim, because it uses hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in the human body.

If you’re considering a rejuvenating treatment like Restylane dermal fillers at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI, you likely have questions about the procedure, its benefits, and what to expect. In this articles we’ve compiled our patients’ most frequently asked questions about Restylane, to help you gain a better understanding of this popular cosmetic enhancement.

  1. What is Restylane Dermal Filler, and How Does it Work?

Restylane dermal filler is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable designed to add volume and fullness to the skin. It works by attracting and retaining moisture, which plumps the skin, smooths wrinkles, and enhances facial contours.

  1. Why is Restylane Considered a Natural Dermal Filler?

The hyaluronic acid produced by the body plays a crucial role in retaining moisture within the skin and tissues, giving the skin its youthful plumpness and suppleness. But as we age, the body’s production of HA declines – contributing to lax and sagging skin that results in lines, wrinkles, and hollow contours.

Restylane use a form of hyaluronic acid that that is almost identical to what the body produces – making it Restylane is not only a natural antiaging treatment, but also one that is exceptionally well-tolerated by the majority of patients.

  1. Is Restylane Dermal Filler Safe?

Restylane dermal filler is FDA-approved and considered exceptionally safe when administered by a trained and experienced medical professional. Clinical studies have shown that, because of their “bioidentical” formulation and ingredients, hyaluronic acids almost never lead to infection, allergic reaction, or other adverse complication when administered by a skilled medical professional.

Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health is a skilled medical doctor who ensures your safety and satisfaction.

  1. What Areas Can be Treated with Restylane Dermal Filler?

Restylane dermal filler is versatile and can be used to address various areas of concern, including nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, lip augmentation, and under-eye hollows. There are different Restylane formulas – with different thicknesses or ‘viscosities’ – each formulated for specific areas of the face.

  1. How Long Do the Results of Restylane Dermal Filler Last?

The duration of Restylane’s results can vary depending on factors, including which formula is used, the treatment area, and the patient’s individual metabolism. Thinner formulas used to fill very fine spread and are absorbed faster than thicker formulations. Additionally, areas of the face used a lot – like the lips (chewing, talking, laughing, etc.) – will absorb more quickly than other areas.

Typically, Restylane dermal filler results can last from six months to over a year and a half. See the individual formulations below for the general “ball park” longevity of each Restylane dermal filler formula.

  1. What are the Different Restylane Formulas?

Restylane Silk is commonly used for lip augmentation and fine lines around the mouth, with results typically lasting around 6-9 months.

Restylane Kiss is designed specifically for lip enhancement, providing fullness and definition that can last up to 12 months.

Restylane Defyne is used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, offering natural-looking results that can endure for up to 12-18 months.

Restylane Refyne addresses moderate facial wrinkles and lines while maintaining natural facial expressions, with results lasting approximately 12-18 months.

Restylane Contour is formulated to sculpt and contour the cheeks and chin, achieving a more youthful appearance that can last for up to 12-18 months.

  1. What Is the Difference Between Restylane & Other Dermal Fillers?

Restylane is just one brand of dermal filler, and the primary difference lies in its specific formulation. It uses a proprietary “crosslink” technology that is known for its smooth consistency and ability to deliver natural-looking results.

Dr. Nishath Hakim will help determine the most suitable dermal filler for your unique needs during your consultation.

  1. Is There Any Downtime After Restylane Dermal Fillers?

Restylane dermal filler treatments typically have minimal to no downtime. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure. Some mild swelling or bruising may occur but can be easily managed and dissipates quickly.

  1. Are Restylane Dermal Filler Injections Painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during Restylane dermal filler injections. The product itself contains lidocaine right in the formula, a local anesthetic, to enhance comfort. Additionally, Dr. Nishath Hakim can use topical numbing agents if needed or desired by the patient.

  1. How Soon Will I See Results After Restylane Dermal Filler Treatment?

You can expect to see immediate results following your Restylane dermal filler treatment at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak. As the product settles and any initial swelling subsides, your final results will become more apparent.

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This safety profile and the ability to deliver natural-looking results make Restylane Dr. Hakim’s choice for those seeking to turn back the clock without the need for invasive surgery. Dr. Hakim’s expertise and personalized approach ensure that her patients can regain their youthful confidence while maintaining a harmonious and authentic appearance.

Prosperity Health in Royal Oak is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals while prioritizing their well-being and safety. Dr. Hakim offers expert guidance and exceptional results with Restylane dermal filler.

If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI we’re here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and enhance your natural beauty.

Restylane Dermal Fillers | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242


Maximizing the Benefits of Botox: A Guide to Optimal Results

Tips to Get the Best & Longest Results from Botox

In our previous article we discussed the many medical and aesthetic uses of Botox – some well-known like wrinkle reduction, and some surprising such as headache or teeth grinding relief.

But harnessing the full potential of Botox involves more than just receiving injections. Truly getting the most of out of Botox treatments is a journey that begins with informed decisions, careful aftercare, and a strategic approach to maintenance.

In this article natural medicine physician Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak shares her tips on how to get the most out of your Botox experience for stunning and long-lasting results.

Choosing the Right Botox Provider

When embarking on your Botox journey, the first step is always seeking a qualified and experienced doctor or medical professional with expertise in administering Botox injections. A doctor’s thorough understanding of facial anatomy ensures precise injections that deliver natural-looking results – while avoiding any side effects or complications.

The right provider listens to your aesthetic goals, tailors treatments to your unique features, and ensures your safety throughout the process. Remember Botox is a very powerful “neurotoxin” that works by paralyzing certain muscles in the injection area.

Botox is not a treatment that should be undertaken by a ‘discount’ or inexperienced injector – to avoid the risk of serious complications including droopy eyelids, a crooked smile, facial asymmetry, trouble breathing or swallowing, or infection at the injection site.

Botox Aftercare: Post-Treatment Tips

After receiving Botox injections, gentle care becomes paramount. Refrain from strenuous activities, extreme temperatures, or massaging the treated area for the first day. This allows the Botox to settle and “set”  into the targeted muscles effectively.

Patients should also avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications and supplements (including fish oil) before and after the treatment to minimize bruising.

Following the ten simple steps below can make a significant difference in how quickly you see the effects of Botox – and how long they last. Here’s a comprehensive guide to aftercare to help you achieve the best possible outcome from your Botox treatment:

#1. Don’t Touch the Botox Injection Area

Avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours. This precaution prevents the Botox from spreading to unintended areas and ensures it stays precisely where it was injected, leading to more consistent results.

#2. No Hats or Headbands After Botox

For the first few hours after your treatment, refrain from putting any pressure on the treated area. Avoid activities like wearing hats or headbands, leaning your face on your hand, or using aggressive facial cleansing techniques.

#3. Keep Upright After Botox

Try to keep your head upright for at least four hours following your Botox treatment. This also helps prevent the Botox from migrating to unintended areas and ensures it is absorbed by the targeted muscles.

#4. Sleep on Your Back

While sleeping, try to sleep on your back for the first night after the treatment. Avoid sleeping on your side or facedown to prevent unintentional pressure on the treated areas.

#5. Skip the Workout After Botox

Take a break from the gym and avoid rigorous exercise, heavy lifting, and strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after your Botox treatment. Intense physical activity can lead to increased blood flow, which may disperse the Botox before it has a chance to “set” or fully take effect.

#6. No Alcohol 24 Hours Before or After the Botox Treatment

Alcohol and blood-thinning medications can increase the risk of bruising. It’s best to avoid these substances for at least 24 hours before and after your treatment.

#7. Always Wear Sunscreen to Prolong Botox

Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by using sunscreen with at least SPF 30 – not just on the day of treatment but every day. UV exposure can break down Botox more quickly, potentially reducing its effectiveness.

#8. Gentle Skincare Only!

Opt for a gentle skincare routine in the days following your Botox treatment. Avoid harsh exfoliants, retinoids, and strong chemical peels until your skin has fully healed.

#9. Be Patient Waiting for Botox Results

Be patient as you wait for results of your Botox injections to be fully visible! The full effects of Botox may take a few days to a couple of weeks to become fully visible. Be patient and allow your body time to respond to the treatment.

#10. Don’t Forget Botox Touch Ups

Get occasional touch-ups. Maintaining your results with touch up appointments play a vital role in maintaining your desired look and extending the life of your Botox. Regular visits to your doctor for subtle touch-ups can keep your appearance consistently refreshed. These touch-ups can help prevent the gradual return of wrinkles and maintain the effects of Botox over time.

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By following these doctor’s tips diligently, you can maximize the longevity of your Botox results and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcomes and the most beautiful results. Remember that each person’s body reacts differently, so if you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Hakim for guidance.

Your Botox journey is not just about a momentary transformation – it’s a commitment to preserving your natural beauty, reversing the effects of aging, and enhancing your confidence with each passing day. If you would like to see what a younger more refreshed version of you looks like, schedule a Botox appointment today with anti aging expert Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI.

Botox Doctor | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242

Botox: Ten Natural Uses for Nature’s ‘Bad Boy’ Bacteria

Surprising Cosmetic and Medical Uses for Botox

Botox is well known by most people as a “miracle” solution for eliminating wrinkles. In fact, Botox is the world’s most popular and frequently performed aesthetic treatment! But Botox is not just a cosmetic magic wand. In addition to reversing signs of aging, Botox has a surprising number of additional uses. And, surprising for many people, Botox is actually a naturally derived substance that is a versatile tool for addressing various medical and aesthetic concerns.

Of course, as with any powerful medical treatment, it is essential to recognize that Botox should always and only be administered by a qualified medical professional like Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak – to ensure both safety and optimal results.

In this article, natural medicine and anti aging doctor Nishath Hakim explores ten of the top ten uses of Botox to improve both appearance and well-being.

The Natural Origins of Botox

Botox is actually not a synthetic or man-made drug. Rather Botox is a drug derived from the naturally occurring bacterium Clostridium botulinum. But that doesn’t mean Botox is not powerful. Botox is derived from the same bacterial toxin that causes the serious food poisoning called botulism.

So, skilled and experienced doctors must use Botox in very small, safe doses to treat health problems and achieve aesthetic results. When administered in controlled and precise doses, this bacterial “bad boy” temporarily blocks nerve signals in targeted muscles – effectively paralyzing them. By relaxing the muscles, doctors can alleviate a variety of conditions, both cosmetic and medical in nature.

Five Cosmetic Uses of Botox

#1. Botox Wrinkle Reduction

Botox is renowned for smoothing wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. It is commonly used to soften frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines, resulting in a rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

#2. Botox “Lip Flips”

Botox can create the illusion of fuller lips without the need for dermal fillers. By relaxing the muscles around the mouth, Botox subtly lifts the upper lip, enhancing its appearance.

#3. Botox for Gummy Smiles

Botox can discreetly address a “gummy smile” by relaxing the muscles that elevate the upper lip, allowing for a more balanced and confident smile.

#4. Botox for Facial Asymmetry

Botox can be used to balance facial features by relaxing specific muscles, achieving a harmonious appearance.

#5. Botox for Jaw Contouring

Botox injections in the jawline can offer a non-surgical alternative to enhance jawline contour by relaxing and slimming the jaw muscles.

Five Medical Uses of Botox

#1. Botox for Headaches & Migraines

Chronic migraines and tension headaches can be alleviated by Botox injections. By targeting specific trigger points, Botox reduces muscle tension and minimizes pain.

#2. Botox for Sweating / Hyperhidrosis

Botox effectively controls excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) by blocking nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands. This treatment offers respite to those battling uncomfortable sweating.

#3. Botox for Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Botox injections into the jaw muscles can alleviate teeth grinding and clenching, known as bruxism. The treatment relaxes the muscles, reducing the associated discomfort and potential dental issues.

#4. Botox for Eye Twitching and Spasms

Botox injections can provide relief from involuntary eye twitching (blepharospasm) and muscle spasms. The targeted relaxation of muscles offers much-needed respite.

#5. Botox for Incontinence (Overactive Bladder)

Botox can also be used as a treatment for overactive bladder to reduce embarrassing bladder leaks that result from a sudden uncontrollable urge to urinate. Injecting Botox into the bladder muscle, temporarily relaxes the muscles that control urination – which reduces the frequency and urgency of urinary incontinence episodes.

The Importance of Doctor Administered Botox

The administration of Botox requires a delicate balance between medical expertise and artistic precision. Only a qualified medical professional, well-versed in facial anatomy, should perform Botox injections. Misuse or improper administration can lead to unsatisfactory results, side effects, or complications. Getting your Botox injections from a doctor ensures not only your safety but also the achievement of natural-looking outcomes tailored to your unique features.

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Botox has transcended its reputation as merely a wrinkle-reducer to become a remarkable tool with an array of medical and aesthetic applications. From diminishing headaches to refining facial features, Botox’s transformative potential lies in the hands of skilled medical doctors like Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak.

If you would like to explore the use of Botox injections for any of the above cosmetic or medical uses, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak – for personalized treatments tailored to your needs, administered with expertise and precision.

Botox Doctor | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242



Why Xeomin May be Even Better Than Botox!

Comparing Xeomin and Botox

In the world of aesthetic treatments, Botox has long been a household name. However, newer Xeomin is rapidly garnering popularity for its unique properties and potential advantages over Botox.

In this article, anti-aging expert Dr. Nishath Hakim in Royal Oak explores the histories of both Botox and Xeomin, discusses their similarities and differences, and delves into the benefits and advantages that Xeomin offers over Botox.

History of Botox and Xeomin

Botox, derived from ‘botulinum’, was first approved by the FDA in 2002 for cosmetic use. It quickly became the gold standard for treating facial wrinkles and lines by temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for these concerns. With its widespread popularity and successful results, Botox has become a trusted solution for millions of individuals seeking to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Xeomin is also derived from the same ‘botulinum’ as Botox. However, Xeomin represents a significant advancement in neuromodulator (nerve blocking) technology. Developed by Merz Pharmaceuticals, Xeomin received FDA approval in 2010 for the treatment of glabellar lines, the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. Over time, its applications expanded to include various cosmetic and medical uses.

Similarities of Botox & Xeomin

Both Botox and Xeomin are neuromodulators that work by temporarily blocking nerve signals to specific muscles, which reduces the muscle contractions that cause facial wrinkles. They are both non-surgical, injectable treatments, requiring only a quick and relatively painless procedure. The effects of both products typically last around three to four months, with results appearing gradually over the course of a few days.

Differences of Botox & Xeomin

One notable difference between Botox and Xeomin lies in their formulation. While Botox contains complexing proteins, Xeomin is formulated as a “naked” neurotoxin, meaning it lacks these proteins. This difference can be very important.

The advantage to using a “naked” nerve blocker is that some individuals may develop antibodies to the proteins in Botox over time, potentially reducing its effectiveness. With Xeomin, the absence of these complex proteins reduces the likelihood of antibody formation, making it an appealing option for those seeking a long-term solution.

In fact, many of our Royal Oak patients who have developed a “resistance” to the effects of Botox over time have switched to Xeomin with excellent results.

Benefits of Xeomin

Xeomin’s purified formulation eliminates the complex proteins that cause antibody formation – increasing its potential longevity in treating wrinkles and lines. But the advantages of Xeomin don’t end there.

Xeomin is priced lower than Botox – which can save our Royal Oak patients money. And because Xeomin may last longer in some patients (due to less antibody activation), injections may be needed less frequently – which also saves money! Additionally, for patients who have started to become resistant to Botox, less Xeomin will be required to achieve the same results – also reducing the costs.

Xeomin is also faster acting in most individuals than Botox. Botox typically takes two to four days before the weakening of the muscles “kicks in” and prevents muscle contraction – but the maximum results of the Botox treatment take anywhere from ten to fourteen days after the injection. However, according to the Cleveland Clinic, the optimal results of Xeomin can be seen within just three to five days.

Uses of Xeomin

Xeomin has proven to be a versatile cosmetic treatment, primarily used to address dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial muscle movements. Xeomin is highly effective in reducing the appearance of frown lines, those vertical wrinkles that form between the eyebrows. By relaxing the underlying muscles responsible for this area, Xeomin helps smooth out the skin and create a more youthful and relaxed appearance.

The horizontal lines that appear across the forehead due to facial expressions can also be effectively treated with Xeomin. By selectively targeting the muscles involved in this area, Xeomin can soften and diminish these lines, resulting in a smoother forehead.

Xeomin can also be used to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, the fine lines and wrinkles that form around the outer corners of the eyes. By temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for these wrinkles, Xeomin helps create a more youthful and refreshed look.

In addition to its cosmetic applications, Xeomin has been approved for treating certain medical conditions. Xeomin is FDA-approved for the treatment of cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions in the neck. By injecting Xeomin into the affected muscles, it can help reduce muscle spasms, relieve pain, and improve neck posture and mobility.

Xeomin is also approved for the treatment of blepharospasm, a condition characterized by uncontrollable eyelid muscle spasms. By targeting the specific muscles responsible for these spasms, Xeomin can help alleviate symptoms, improve eyelid function, and enhance quality of life for individuals with this condition.

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While Botox was the go-to choice for wrinkle reduction for many years, the introduction of Xeomin has added a new dimension to the world of anti-aging injectables. With its purified formulation, fast-acting nature, long lasting results, and lower cost, Xeomin may be a better alternative to Botox for many patients.

If you’re considering a wrinkle reduction treatment to rejuvenate your appearance, consult with Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI. She will assess your skin, listen to your appearance goals, and guide you through the options to help you make an informed decision on whether Xeomin is the right choice for you.

Embrace the potential of Xeomin and unlock a refreshed and youthful version of yourself!

Botox & Xeomin | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242