Botox and Fillers

Thumbs Up for Juvederm Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation

Juvederm could be FDA approved for cheek augmentation later this year. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel recently recommended that the agency approve Juvéderm Voluma XC for cheek augmentation. If approval takes place – and the FDA generally follows advisory committee recommendations — Juvederm would be the first filler with this indication, which could …Read More

Liquid Facelifts Are a Safe Bet, According to New Study

Three wrinkle fillers designed to reduce facial wrinkles and lines and provide a more youthful, fresher appearance have been deemed to be safe, according to a recent study in Facial Plastic Surgery. Over a five-year period, researchers reviewed data on 2,089 office-based injections, including: 1,047 injections of hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane, Prevelle) 811 with poly-L-lactic …Read More

Is ‘Frotox’ the Cool New Alternative to Botox?

Could “Frotox” oust the popular toxin-based wrinkle treatment? When it comes to minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, Botox can’t be beaten. Botulinum Toxin Type A sits atop the Top Five minimally-invasive procedures in the U.S., boasting nearly 6 million treatments performed last year alone. That’s 4 million more than the runner up, Soft Tissue Fillers. Regardless, some …Read More

Zinc Treatment Makes Botox Last Longer

The effects of Botox last 30 per cent longer with zinc treatment While Botox can treat muscular disorders, excessive sweating, and the appearance of wrinkles, its effects are temporary. Eventually the medication will wear off. For people who receive regular injections, how long the effects last can have an impact on their pocket book. One …Read More

What’s the Difference Between Dysport and Botox?

The subtle differences between the two treatments. Botox has become somewhat synonymous with botulinum toxin, from which the medication is derived. But Botox is just the brand name of one form of the medication on the market, like how “Kleenex” is just a brand of tissue paper. A competitor does exist on the market, and …Read More

Additional Uses for Botox

It’s not just for smoothing out wrinkles! Botox is the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in America, boasting 5.7 million procedures last year. When it comes to getting rid of forehead wrinkles, America asks for Botulinum Toxin Type A. But did you know that Botox is good for more than just smoothing out laugh lines …Read More

Cosmetic Botox Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

A decade of Cosmetic Botox The year of 2012 is turning out to be one of milestones. A few weeks ago, we blogged about the 50th anniversary of the first silicone breast implant. Today, we’re blogging about another big anniversary; this year, Botox turns 10. On April 15th, Botox Cosmetic hit its double digits. It was …Read More

Celebrity News – Miss Piggy Abused Botox

How not to follow in the felt diva’s footsteps In a recent appearance on Anderson Cooper’s talk show, famed Muppets starlet Miss Piggy spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about her crippling Botox addiction. “I’m 99% Botox,” Miss Piggy revealed to a stunned audience, “but that may be underestimating it.” Miss Piggy went on to disclose …Read More