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healthDI00 :in( : Armand Newman, M.D. Botox: The Miracle Wrinkle Remover Removing wrinkles without the pain and scars associated with surgery. By using extremely small doses of Botox, only the action of that specific muscle will be reduced. As a result, the frown lines caused by that muscle will be stopped. desired result. Are there side effects? There have been no permanent side effects from the use of Botox. In my When we frown, we gather the tis- sue between our eyebrows into a fold, which produces a frustrated, angry look on our faces. This can be an obvious distraction to others, and dis- tress ourselves. ., With the advent of Botox, you can now eliminate these frown lines with- out surgery or scars. What is Botox? Botox is a solution that is injected into the muscles under the wrinkles. The muscle is made to relax and by doing so the skin over it smoothes out, lessening or removing the wrin- kle all together. EThe cost ranges from $175 to $350 per area, so be careful of ads that offer the patient cheaper prices than it costs the doctor.'' How long will it last? While the treatment takes only a few minutes, the results last anywhere from three to five months before the muscle action returns. When the frown lines reappear, a repeat treat- ment is suggested to maintain the own experience of performing over 1,000 cases, I have only seen two cases of eyelid drooping which is cor- rected by eye drops or by itself in less than two weeks. The cost ranges from $175 to $350 per area, so be careful of ads that offer the patient cheaper prices than it costs the doctor. Who are the best candidates? Botox works exceptionally well in people who have olive, Asian, Black or Hispanic complexion, since other alternatives like laser could leave skin color changing while Botox will not cause any discoloration. Other uses of Botox Botox is also being used to correct excessive sweating especially in the hands. It has also been reported to help alleviate migraine headaches. 18 Dr. Newman is a board certified dermatologist who practices in Beverly Hills. Now Open to the public Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week THE RFTA HISTORY In March of 1995, Al Micallef, Grady.Spears and Mike Evans opened the first Ream restaurant in Alpine, 500 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas. Alpine is the headquarters of the Micallefs CF Ranch, one of the largest family owned ranches in the country,. expanding over hundreds of thousands of acres and two time zones. Alpine is also just a half an hour east of the production headquarters of the epic, Giant. The George Stevens film starred Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor, and James Dean. The tradition of Giant had not been capitalized until the trio teamed up. The), chose the name "Ream" from the movie's ranch headquarters. After receiving rave reviews, fourteen months later they decided to move on to a major market and selected Fort Worth, a town where all three of the partners have deep roots. Judging from the reception that Reata Fort Worth received, it was the right choice. Eight hundred dinners are served on a busy weekend night. Accolades have come in from sources near and far: Texas Monthly selected it as one of the state's best Southwestern restaurants., Martha Stewart Living featured Spears and his cowboy cooking in an eight-pagespread along with 13 recipes; POV labeled the young chef 'q'he lone Star Star," and the Dallas Morning News says "Reata is the place that makes everyone feel at home." In Januaff 2000, the partners have truly gone west, offering their wares on the west coas tin a new flagship facility on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Reata offers a collection of great foods from which cowbo V built heart)', tasty, and intriguing cuisine. Reata's menu specializes in simple, flavorful food in the tradition of western cooking. Executive chef and co-owner, Grady Spears, fuses cowboy culture with ingredients that explode with flavors of the west. "Real cowboy food, the kind that sustained real people doing really hard work, relied on a base of beef, fish, biscuits, and locally available grains and vegetables. Mainstream and adaptable it was ideally suited for people in a hurry, having to move a lot of bull. In other words, perfect for today." Cooking Light Magazine. 421 N. Rodeo Dr. 310.550.8700 18 Beverly Hills Weekly