Is Lip Balm Addictive?

lip balm chapped lipsWhen you search the Internet these days, you realize that some people have far too much time on their hands. Conspiracy theorists seem to have it out for many commercial products. Websites claim that lip balm can manufactures lace their products with addictive substances, and lip balm companies use the Internet to refute these claims.

Lip balms may be habit forming, but they certainly aren’t addictive. Carmex, which has been accused of containing acid and ground-up fiberglass, contains salicylic acid, which is closely related to aspirin. The salicylic acid works as a pain reliever and as a drying agent but is not addictive. Chap Stick contains white petrolatum (petroleum jelly), lanolin (a wool grease), and padimate O (sunscreen). Nothing addictive either.

You Don’t Have To Have Thin Lips

Lip plumping injection

At Crutchfield Dermatology we offer the best lip injections for bigger lips. We use Restylane as a lip filler to make lips full and plump. It lasts for months, but isn’t permanent. Making it one of the best options today in lip enhancement.

Get the Lips You Want With Restylane

You have the power to influence your appearance. Restylane is the world’s best-selling dermal filler. It’s non-surgical and long lasting. (usually around six months.) It’s been used for over a decade, and has been utilized on more than 1.4 million Americans. Call us today for your lip plumping appointment! 651-209-3600

thin lips photos

Before and After Restylane Pictures

Before and after restylane imageRestylane is a great cosmetic injection that plumps up the skin making it appear more youthful.

Take a look at these photos of patients before and after their Restylane treatments.

They have some gentle Restylane treatments as well as some Botox working together for the overall effect.

Contact us today for your cosmetic dermatology appointment 651-209-3600

REstylane before treatment and after

restylane results

FDA Approves Restylane

restylane for wrinklesOn December 12, 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Restylane®, an injection for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Restylane is the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic filler made of a biodegradable non-animal hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar based substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin.

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, the Director of Crutchfield Dermatology and Board Certified Dermatologist commented “Restylane is probably the most exciting non-surgical advancement in wrinkle reduction and cosmetic facial rejuvenation today. While there are numerous injectable fillers on the market (such as collagen and many others), many of them have their drawbacks ranging from allergic reactions to short life spans. Restylane is very safe and natural”. Continue reading FDA Approves Restylane