More and More Millennials Are Seeking Out Botox®

For aesthetic related issues, Botox® (formally called Botox® Cosmetic) used in the treatment of wrinkles and creases largely of the face and to a lesser extent, the neck. The most commonly treated areas on the face include the crow’s feet, brow, forehead, the frown lines between the eyebrows (glabella) and…

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More Men Are Seeking the Benefits of Botox®

Over the last five years there has been a substantial increase in the number of men seeking Botox®. There has to be a reason for this. After all, men are generally very rational when it comes to decisions like this. Does Botox® improve one’s appearance enough to result in men…

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Botox® May Be Therapeutic in the Treatment of Depression

With the passage of time, an increasing number of therapeutic uses for Botox® have been discovered. For a product based on one of the most lethal toxins known to mankind, it is somewhat ironic that an ever expanding list of significant medical applications have been uncovered making it an almost…

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The Importance of Having a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Perform Your Cosmetic Procedures

It seems that rarely does a day go by now without there being some story about a hapless victim of reckless and fraudulent cosmetic surgery perpetrated by a greedy, poorly or non-trained physician who isn’t a plastic surgeon, by a non-physician medically related individual or even by an unlicensed, non-medical…

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Juvederm Voluma™ XC: A New and Exciting Dermal Filler for Facial Rejuvenation

With aging, our faces develop wrinkles, creases and lines of the forehead, cheeks and around the mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and eyes. These become more numerous and substantial with time. In addition, many people lose volume in their face, particularly in their cheeks, which can be quite significant….

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Botox® Can be a Perfect Choice for Many Men

It should not come as a shocking revelation that most men generally don’t obsess over their appearance. Quite possibly, this habit may be related to deficits in the male genetic code on the “Y” chromosome. It may actually be that the lack of genes related to personal hygiene, taste for…

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Plastic Surgery of the Face Sought to Improve One’s Social Media Appearance

People pursue plastic surgery because they want to look better, both for themselves and to others. It could be a breast augmentation to enhance one’s breasts, self-confidence and sex life; liposuction to appear more sculpted, shapely and refined or even a rhinoplasty to reduce the size of the nose, possibly…

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Dr. Steven Turkeltaub – A Plastic Surgeon Who Personally Administers Botox® and Dermal Fillers for His Patients

It came as a complete surprise to me when I recently learned that very few plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale and Phoenix metropolitan area personally administer Botox® or dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® or Radiesse® to their patients needing them. That is, rather than meticulously and artistically injecting the Botox®…

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Study Shows Botox to be Effective in the Treatment of Clinical Depression

Botox® Cosmetic, the rejuvenating and anti-wrinkle wonder, is celebrating its 10th year anniversary this month. Back in April of 2002, it was approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) for the cosmetic treatment of frown lines between the brows. Its clinical usage, however, dates back to the 1980s when it…

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The Increased Popularity of Dermal Fillers For Facial Sculpting and Rejuvenation

Here at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I see a tremendous number of patients who are seeking improvements in the appearance of their face though the usage of dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® rather than with surgery such as facelifts or even fat injections (lipofilling). Notable,…

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Up to $200 Rebate Offered in Celebration of Botox Cosmetic 10th Year Anniversary

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…

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Our Brief But Disappointing Experience With Xeomin – a BOTOX Cosmetic Alternative

In November, I presented a report on Xeomin®, a newly available wrinkle treating neuromodulator that had been recently approved by the FDA. Available in various countries worldwide since 2005, it was touted as an alternative (cheaper?) to BOTOX® and a competitor of Dysport®. All three products are based on the…

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In the Future, a Cream Containing a Botox® Like Agent May be Used to Treat Dynamic Facial Wrinkles

Botox® and the other lesser know botulinum neurotoxin type A agents, Dysport® and Xeomin®, can effectively treat dynamic facial wrinkles such as of the crow’s feet, forehead and the glabella (the so-called “1”s and “11”s). They do so rather predictably and without surgery though these treatments are not meant as…

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Xeomin®, An Alternative to Botox® for Wrinkle Treatment, is Now Available

If you have been hoping for a reliable yet less expensive alternative to Botox® for the treatment of your frown lines, you are in luck. In August, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the usage of Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for a variety of issues including frown lines. Among…

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One Example of the Dangers of Obtaining Non-Operative Aesthetic Procedures From Non-Qualified Practitioners and Why You Should Always Use a Plastic Surgeon

In several previous posts including most recently Buyer Beware When It Comes to Selecting A Doctor to Perform Your Plastic Surgery, I have emphatically stressed the importance of seeking a well qualified board certified plastic surgeon for your plastic surgery needs. This is true not only for cosmetic surgery procedures…

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Facial Cosmetic Procedures That You May Be Able to Afford In These Hard Economic Times

Despite the tough economic times we are experiencing now, people still want to look good. In fact, with such a severely contracted labor market, a more youthful appearance may actually help you compete for a job more effectively. Besides, you just want to look better. Are there actually ways that…

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Be Wary Of Clinics Performing Cosmetic Procedures Including Dermal Fillers and Botox®

In an article posted on June 21st, I discussed the risks that people take by seeking cosmetic surgery south of the border (Don’t Seek Plastic Surgery South Of The Border). Attempting to save money, too many patients expose themselves to substandard and poorly regulated medical care that results in disappointingly…

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What Areas of the Face Are Most Commonly Treated With Botox®?

Botox® has been used clinically since the 1980’s when it was employed by ophthalmologists to treat muscle issues of the eye. Over time, clinical uses of it have expanded considerably. In 2002, the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) approved its use specifically for the temporary cosmetic treatment of moderate to severe…

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Dysport™: An Alternative to Botox Cosmetic® That Will Soon be Available

In April, the FDA approved the usage of another cosmetic wrinkle remover, which like Botox Cosmetic®, is derived from botulinum toxin. To be marketed as Dysport™ by Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., it will be a direct competitor to Botox Cosmetic® which is sold by Allergan Inc. It has been used with…

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