Archive for the ‘Skin Clinic’ Category

We’ve started writing the Insider’s Guide To Botox and are keeping you in mind the whole time — as much as possible, we’d like to address your Botox concerns from the moment you start deliberating if you’re a good candidate for the procedure until the time you schedule your next treatment. One of the things […]

Pop a pill and skip the perm

By: Botox Patient - In: Dermatologist|Skin Clinic

23 Dec 2009

If you are like most people, you want what you don’t have.  Perms and hair straighteners may be a thing of the past and going curly or straight could be as simple as popping a pill…. A new finding by Australian scientists could lead to letting you switch your hair texture by popping a pill. […]

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 […]

Your plastic surgeon of dermatologist may be asking for your help to fight the Botox Botax shortly. Here’s what the ASDS (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery) is giving it’s members to solicit the support of Botox consumers: The U.S. Senate health care reform bill  (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) contains a proposed 5 percent tax […]

Via Tyler Cowen, it turns out that the proposed tax on cosmetic surgeries (like Botox) might be highly regressive: … look around. See that cosmetic surgeon down the street? The walk-in Botox clinic next door? That’s because cosmetic surgery spread from the rich and famous to the rest of us because of increasing access to […]

Active FX laser skin resurfacing is gaining popularity at medical spas, laser clinics and plastic surgery centers. It’s main competitors are Thermage, Fraxel, and other skin tightening or laser skin resurfacing treatments. Here’s an overview of Active FX and some links to more information. The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin […]

The medical spa and plastic surgery community is in an uproar over some proposed legislation that could make a trip to the plastic surgeon or a Botox injection at the medical spa more expensive. People are calling it the Botax. It’s a 5 percent tax on elective procedures such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, laser hair […]

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology says if you want to see a skin doctor about a changing mole, get ready to wait. The average wait time is 26 days. But if you want a Botox shot, it’s just eight days, two-and-half weeks shorter. Here in mid-Missouri, two dermatologists say […]

What do doctors pay for Botox? Botox pricing Prior to the slowing economy and rise of new competition (i.e. Dysport, Allergan has exercised incredible pricing power with Botox.  Based on data furnished to RealSelf, from 1998 to 2008 Allergan price increases for Botox exceeded the rate of inflation 9 out of 11 years. Since 1997, […]

From Medical Spa MD: Understanding Botox & Injectables. Injectable products are an important contributing factor to your clinic’s financial success. With new products entering the market like Dysport and Evolence, and other exiting like ArteFill, it is important that your staff be knowledgeable of the products used in injectable procedures. Although this chapter from the […]

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