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Botox Customization and the Droopy Brow

The discovery of neuromodulators to treat hyperfunctional lines was the cosmetic shot heard around the world and ushered in the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world.  When I began injecting Botox in 1996, it was a pretty much unheard of cosmetic therapy and the “pretty poison” was only used by those early adapters.  Back […]

The Changing Face of Botox: Patient Customization

Rarely do we see true paradigm shifts in cosmetic surgery.  Neurotoxins are certainly a prime example of a new technology that replaced previous treatments with increased safety and less recovery. When Botox arrived in the early 1990’s the “pretty poison” caught on like wildfire and soon became the most commonly requested cosmetic treatment internationally.  In […]

Dysport Units and Dilution Versus Botox Units and Dilution: 3 to 1 will get it done.

    As neurotoxin science continues to advance and more drugs become available, patients will be offered more choices of treatments.  Currently Botox (Allergan) and Dysport (Medicis) are the only FDA approved neurotoxins (also called neuromodulators) to treat facial lines and wrinkles.  Numerous other similar drugs are currently in the pipeline for FDA approval, including […]

Botox without Needles?

For over 100 years, doctors have been administering medications with needles.  I can’t think of any single factor that patients of all ages hate about seeing the doctor that is worse than the fear of needles.  Besides scaring patients, many health care workers are injured or infected from accidental needle sticks.  There is nothing fun […]

Dysport: the new “Botox”

If Allergan’s Botox is Goliath, then Medicis and their new neurotoxin is David.  No one can argue that Botox has enjoyed a monopoly in the United States for past 15 years.  After all, Botox was a true paradigm shift in cosmetic surgery.  Never before, without surgery, could a patient have wrinkles disappear.  The introduction of […]

Is Botox Safe?

Recently the news media has been blitzed with warnings about Botox treatments resulting in patient deaths.  Obviously, this is a very serious matter, but it also begs some investigation into the facts of the matter. Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxin A.  This is a protein derivative obtained from bacteria.  In the concentrated […]