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Though it may seem like it has been around forever given its widespread popularity and publicity including media exposure, BOTOX® Cosmetic (produced by Allergan, Inc.) is celebrating its 10th year anniversary of FDA approval for the treatment moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. In 2002, it was the first product to receive such an approval and it remains the standard by which all other competing products are measured. (The medical usage of BOTOX® goes all the way back to 1989 when it received FDA approval for its usage in the treatment of blepharospasm, an abnormal condition involving the eyelid.)

Ten years later, it remains the overwhelming market leader as well as the therapeutic standard for the treatment of facial wrinkles. I surely can strongly attest to this through my brief but disappointing experiences evaluating the competing wrinkle treatment alternatives, Dysport™  and Xeomin®.

As a celebration marking this 10 year milestone anniversary, the company producing BOTOX® Cosmetic has made available a limited time rebate on it which I can offer you and which can add up to a total of $200 in savings (if you undergo 3 treatments). In order to be eligible for this rebate, you must have your first treatment with Botox®Cosmetic before April 30, 2012. There is additional information on the limitations and restrictions to this offer at the product website.


For more information on Botox® Cosmetic treatments or on any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform or to schedule a consultation with me, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

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