Category Archives: Injectables

Freedom from “Frownies” with BOTOX®

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BOTOX® Cosmetic currently ranks as the most popular cosmetic treatment in the country. There is no surgery or downtime associated with this outpatient procedure, yet the results continue to receive rave reviews. People often consider BOTOX in Fort Myers, Naples and surrounding areas to improve the appearance of frown lines and crow's feet which make…

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Face Bra: An Alternative to a Face Lift?

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An entrepreneur in South Florida has taken a supportive device often worn by patients after face lift surgery—a face bra, essentially—as an alternative to a face lift. The website claims that this is an effective alternative to surgery to create a more youthful visage. The website says the device will “smooth away wrinkles, lift sagging jowls…

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Which Facial Procedure to do First?

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Patients often come to see me with a variety of concerns about their facial appearance. Sometimes it’s a combination of drooping skin, particularly in the cheek area and around the jawbone coupled with wrinkles around the eyes. At other times, it’s the lack of fat in the cheek area coupled with deep grooves in the…

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Non-Invasive Procedures Rocket in 2009

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According to Plastic Surgery Practice, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recently released its statistics on surgical and non-invasive procedures for 2009.  The survey, which was administered to its member surgeons, shows that the economy has been playing a major role in the growing popularity of non-invasive cosmetic treatments. According to the…

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New UK Registry to Make Cosmetic Injectables Safer

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According to the UK News Reporter, stricter regulations on who can administer cosmetic injectables in Great Britain will be put in to place. The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) has created minimum standards for medical professionals wishing to inject popular cosmetics like Botox and Juvederm. While dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections carry minimal side…

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Patients Aim To Be Discreet With Plastic Surgery

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Have you considered plastic surgery before, but you didn’t want your friends and family to find out? Turns out you’re not alone. Transform, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery group, recently published a study showing that patients have been staggering their aesthetic treatments, or even hiding them, so that people don’t know about their upgrades. According…

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Projections for The Future of Injectable FIllers

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With injectable fillers such as Botox® and Juvederm® leading in popularity in the cosmetic industry, it’s hard to imagine a drop in sales any time soon. In North America, facial injectables are classified in four different ways: botulinum toxin (BTX), collagen, Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers and particle and polymer fillers (PPF). While modest growth…

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Prospective Botox® Competitor Gets FDA Approval

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Last week, Merz Pharmaceuticals announced the FDA approval of a new challenger to Botox®, Xeomin®.  Xeomin, which contains botulinum toxin type A, was approved for treatment of cervical dystonia (neck spasms) and blepharospasm (eye spasms).  To date, Dysport® has been the only competitor to Botox®, however, Xeomin® may be the new competition. Xeomin® is similar…

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Study Finds That Men Need More Botox® Than Women

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At the 61st Annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Francisco, scientists presented a study showing that men need twice the amount of Botox® than women to achieve similar results. The reason why men need more Botox® is due the greater muscle tone and thickness of male skin. Currently, men make up only 15%…

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How About Botox® to Boost Your Mood?

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Sure, getting rid of wrinkles can make anyone smile.  A new study found that Botox® not only soothes away wrinkles, but can also trick your brain into making you feel happy. The study, which was performed by the US Association for Psychological Science, found that the wrinkle-reducing injectable actually has a positive effect on the…

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