Category: Botox and Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are effective at correcting smile lines, and a new study shows they also favorably affect the first impression you make on others. The Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery conducted the study with 22 participants who received injections of hyaluronic acid fillers into their nasolabial folds. Photos… Continue Reading »

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For many who seek to slow the signs of aging, non-surgical procedures, such as dermal fillers and laser treatments, are appealing as a way to retain a younger look without going under the knife. The Wall Street Journal online reports that older workers, especially, are increasingly interested in minimally-invasive procedures to help stay competitive in… Continue Reading »

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The Dysport Challenge has proven to be such a huge success—it recently surpassed 100,000 registrants—that it has been extended through the end of September 2010. Patients can take advantage of up to $150 in savings on Dysport. Those who register can save $75 when they try Dysport, which is used to treat frown lines. If… Continue Reading »

Botox Bandits on the Rise

You may have heard of the “dine and dash” or “gas and go” but “Botox and bail”? According to msnbc.com it’s becoming more common for patients to get Botox, dermal fillers, and other beauty procedures and then leave without paying. One recent case involved a woman, dubbed the “Beauty Bandit,” who received over $3,000 worth… Continue Reading »

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Collagen injectables will be gone from the U.S. cosmetic market by the end of the year due to changes in consumer trends, reports the latest issue of Dermatology Times. First Johnson & Johnson announced in late 2009 that it was discontinuing its collagen filler Evolence. Then, in January 2010, Allergan announced it would be discontinuing… Continue Reading »

Botox—More than a Cosmetic

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Everyone knows Botox for its ability to smooth wrinkles when injected into the face, but Johns Hopkins researchers may have found another use that goes beyond the cosmetic. In a recent study published in the journal Pain Medicine, researchers found that patients with a painful and debilitating nerve compression disorder  called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)… Continue Reading »

According to new research from OHSU, you may be able to decrease the frequency of your Botox treatments over time, meaning you’ll still receive the same wrinkle-reducing results, but the overall cost will decrease. After using Botox every 4 months for 2 years, the injection frequency can be extended to 6 months while still remaining… Continue Reading »

Allergan Inc, maker of Botox and Juvederm, just launched the “Switch Up” campaign with Dayna Devon. Each month, Devon will be sharing health and beauty tips from the official Juvederm facebook page. Read more about the campaign here.

Allergan Inc announced FDA approval of Juvederm XC last week, the latest filler in the U.S. to contain the anesthetic lidocaine, for increased comfort during injection. During the FDA approval process, a clinical trial was cited where 93 percent of the 72 participants reported a more comfortable procedure with Juvederm XC. “Before the introduction of… Continue Reading »

Fewer Fine Lines in the New Year

Most of us in Southern California like to start the New Year on a positive note, taking stock of our accomplishments and focusing on things we could improve. If time has etched lines, wrinkles and grooves into your face, finding a solution may be near the top of your resolutions. Have you thought about Botox?… Continue Reading »

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