Friday, February 24, 2012

Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Expo 2012 -Free Wrinkle Injections

ARLINGTON, VA - JUNE 05: Recently laid off worker Lyn Talent receives a free Botox injection during an event called the "The Botox Bailout" where the first 50 recently laid-off workers could exchange their resumes for free Botox injections June 5, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. The event, which took place in a Reveal store, also featured recruiters to help job seekers network, collect resumes and offer on-site interviews. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee / Getty Images
Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Expo 2012

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25

Admission: Free

By Ina Paiva Cordle

Dozens of plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other health professionals will participate at a Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Saturday.

The free, one-day event is geared to help individuals find the right provider and treatment for their cosmetic surgery and wellness needs, said Dr. Adam Rubinstein, an Aventura-based board-certified plastic surgeon, who is organizing the expo.

“The whole purpose of the event is that it is really for public safety,” said Rubinstein, chief of the department of surgery at Jackson North Medical Center.
Each of the doctors has been vetted and is board-certified, he said.
“We’re doing the homework for the public,”

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.

Dr. Woodward explains Botox and its alternatives

Dr. Julie Woodward, an oculo-facial surgeon at Duke University Hospital, explains the difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nip-tuck trends that will be hot this year

Nip-tuck trends that will be hot this year

Cosmetic filler injections will continue to get better and cheaper. There are two types of cosmetic injectables: neurotoxins and fillers. Neurotoxins, like Botox, weaken muscles that cause wrinkles, such as crow’s feet. Fillers, like Restylane, literally ‘fill-in’ deeper wrinkles of the face or plump the lips. Ten years ago, collagen was the only filler available. Unfortunately, it lasted only 2 to 4 months and was extremely expensive. Today’s fillers are cheaper, have greater longevity, and come in many different types. Juvederm Voluma is one of the new fillers poised to gain FDA approval in 2012. This treatment adds fullness to the face and can even enhance a weak chin.

More and more Botox competitors will hit the market, but real Botox will remain the juggernaut. Botox is the most popular plastic surgery procedure of all time, with over 5 million treatments performed last year. Up until a few months ago, Dysport™ was the only true Botox alternative available. Although a great product, it hasn't caught on as much as some plastic surgeons expected. 2011 brought the FDA approval of Xeomin®, another Botox competitor, although its advantages to Botox remain under debate. The next big neurotoxin staged to hit the market, PureTox®, may be available in 2012.