Is Botox plastic surgery?

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Is Botox plastic surgery? Plastic surgery is a wide ranging field. A plastic surgeon in training can enjoy one aspect of the field when they start, and go in a totally different direction when they finish training.   The major categories include reconstructive plastic surgery, pediatric craniofacial surgery and cosmetic plastic surgery. Cosmetics is further divided into surgical and non-surgical cosmetic plastic surgery. So while...
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Will more competitors force Botox to lower it’s price?

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This recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the increasing competition in the neuromodulator market. A neuromodulator is the fancy term for a chemical used to relax facial muscles, thereby reducing wrinkles, ie Botox! In most industries, when you have more competition, that benefits the consumer by forcing lower prices. Will these competitive forces cause Botox to lower its price? Don’t bet on it!   Why...
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How to make Botox last longer? Triple the dose!

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Patients often ask me how they can make their Botox last longer. In other words, how can they make their facial wrinkles stay away for more than three to six months. And not just the typical lines treated with Botox like in between the eyebrows. But also the forehead lines and crow’s feet. Well, here’s the answer, sort of. A study was performed with a...
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What are the dangers of Botox injections?

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Non surgical treatments to stay looking young are all the rage right now, in the past and future. And of those non surgical treatments, Botox to reduce wrinkles, is the most popular. But what are the dangers of Botox injections? And when referring to Botox, this includes all so-called neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and Jeuveau (aka #newtox or Evolus – still not sure which...
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Botox or Xeomin to the crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles

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Many know of the benefits of Botox/Xeomin for several facial areas like here, here and here. And while many consumers are familiar with treatment of the crow’s feet (the lines to the outside of the eyes), they’re not as familiar with the under eye wrinkles. Even if you’re young, these lines can show age even more than the 11’s or forehead wrinkles. But it’s important...
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Injecting fillers with a dental block and blunt cannula to minimize pain and bruising [video]

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I recently gave a training for a group of healthcare providers on behalf of Merz. As a paid consultant, I teach doctors and nurses how to use three Merz injectables: XEOMIN® (similar to Botox for reducing wrinkles), Radiesse® and Belotero® (fillers) to fill in superficial or deep lines due to a loss of collagen.   When it comes to fillers, there are a couple drawbacks...
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Later haters! The latest XEOMIN® Campaign

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Merz, the makers of the BOTOX® Cosmetic competitor, XEOMIN®, released their later haters campaign recently. It’s a pretty interesting spin on the whole empowerment movement.   Later haters! In the past, getting botulinum toxin (ie Botox), was considered taboo. Women were embarrassed for friends and family to know they were getting treatments to minimize wrinkles.   Fast forward to today. Not only are women not...
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This Gummy Smile Treatment is Amazing!

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One of the more unknown benefits of Botox is for gummy smile treatment. A gummy smile is the result of smiling that moves the upper lip enough to reveal the gums, more than one would like. In addition to lifting the upper lip, the lip also thins out, further revealing the gums.   Gummy smile treatment There are two typical treatments of a gummy smile....
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