Myths About Botox

Since its discovery that it could reduce facial wrinkles over 10 years ago, Botox has revolutionized aesthetic medicine.  It has helped millions of people look and feel better, and it is now a household name. Despite how many people know about Botox, I am always surprised to hear the myths patient’s have about it.  In [...]

Can Botox treat hot flashes?

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause.  A recent study published in Dermatologic Surgery in November 2011 found that Dysport, a medicine very similar to Botox, did reduce the intensity, frequency, and sweating associated with hot flashes in women.  We already know that Botox treats excessive underarm sweating. In the study, 30 menopausal [...]

Most people initially focus their rejuvenation efforts on their face, but the chest should not be overlooked.  It, too, is an area that can show signs of aging. Fortunately, there are many techniques to make it look younger and better.Chest wrinkles can be improved with Sculptra.  Sculptra is a product that stimulates collagen production when [...]

Move over Botox and Dysport!  A third player is coming to town. Xeomin, another botulinum toxin, just got FDA approval for the treatment of wrinkles.  Approval was based on two clinical trials in the U.S. involving 547 healthy adults.  Xeomin is already approved and used in Europe for the treatment of wrinkles. Xeomin should be [...]

With so many treatment options available for looking great, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the options.  That’s why it’s so important to work with a skilled physician to determine which treatments are right for you.  However, some treatments are a better bet than others.  Here are five treatments that have very high patient satisfaction [...]

Botox Gel?

Maybe.  A company in California has developed a botulinum toxin get and is currently studying its effectiveness.  They recently funded a study and found it was effective for treating crow’s feet.  The details about how long results will last, how effective it will be compared to injection Botox, and exactly how it will be used [...]

Xeomin in Los Angeles?

Xeomin is a form of purified botulinum toxin similar to Botox and Dysport.  Since Xeomin received FDA approval for the treatment of blepharospasm and cervical dystonia in August 2010, one may wonder when physicians will use Xeomin in Los Angeles for aesthetic purposes.  Many patients in Los Angeles may look forward to having Xeomin in [...]

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