Archive for December, 2009

Those who suffer from chronic migraines know the intense pain and discomfort they cause. Now there is new hope in Botox. Migraines are extremely painful and can be debilitating to those who suffer from them. There are many different treatments available, the most popular being prescription medications. Many swear by acupuncture or hypnotherapy as a […]

Botox manufacturer Allergan’s CEO calls tax impact to company “pretty marginal”… (Reuters) – Botox maker Allergan Inc (AGN.N) is actively fighting a proposed U.S. cosmetic surgery tax, but sees a marginal impact on the company, Allergan’s chief executive told Reuters on Friday. Healthcare legislation pending in the U.S. Senate includes a 5 percent tax on […]

Clinical trials are showing some promise for needle-free wrinkle removal… ANTI-WRINKLE GELDoctors are achieving some successes in testing a Botox-like gel that’s aimed at smoothing away wrinkles much as Botox injections do. Early word from doctors who are testing the gel is that it has an effect on crow’s feet wrinkles, but is not as […]

Taking a prescription drug for a cosmetic side effect — at the risk of other side effects — may seem risky. But it’s a risk that many Americans, mostly women, have shown themselves happy to take. Latisse, originally a glaucoma drug marketed under the name Lumigan, was approved separately at the end of last year […]

New info surfaces about former beauty queen Solange Magnano’s death…. (CNN) — When Argentine beauty queen Solange Magnano approached Dr. Guillermo Blugerman in 2004 about helping her achieve a flatter stomach, the plastic surgeon says, he obliged with liposuction. But when she returned five years later requesting silicone injections for a higher, firmer rear end, […]

The latest kind of recycling has nothing to do with soda bottles. It entails liposuctioning fat from thighs or buttocks and injecting it into breasts to augment them. After being condemned in the early ’90s, this procedure is generating newfound excitement among the handful of doctors nationwide who offer it and patients keen to enlarge […]

The editors of Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery are gazing into the crystal ball once again to see what’s in store for 2010. Even More Botox-Like Products Will Come to Market. First there was Botox Cosmetic; then 2009 brought the Botox alternative Dysport. In 2010, expect to see a few more Botox rivals, including a […]

Discount Medspa shut down for selling beauty drugs without a prescription. stevendepolo Even before a December 2009 ABC 20/20 report on self-injectable facial drugs including Botox, Restylin and Dysport, the company Discount Medspa had been shut down for selling these types of products to consumers without prescriptions for them. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott charged […]

FDA approved Botox back in 2004 to treat severe and excessive underarm sweating known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis. The hyperhidrosis procedure was at first meant for those who’s excessive sweating cannot be managed by strong topical agents (treatments that are applied to the surface of the skin) such as prescription antiperspirants. Botox for hyperhidrosis involves […]

For many medical spas, Botox is the number one physician performed treatment. There may soon be a better way to fight unsightly wrinkles. Researchers have discovered a novel way to increase the potency of botulinum neurotoxin treatments – commonly known as Botox – that they say could one day allow patients to receive the injections […]


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