Thursday, January 31, 2013

Age Group: 35-50

Age Group: 35-50: This is the largest age group for plastic surgery & they want to slow down the hands of time with popular procedures such as: breast surgery, tummy tucks and lipo. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Xeomin cleared to re-enter U.S. market



Greensboro, N.C. — Having reached the end of a 10-month injunction barring it from selling its botulinum toxin product in the U.S., Merz is once again launching Xeomin for the treatment of glabellar lines.
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) was shelved in the U.S. in March 2012 after a federal court concluded Merz stole trade secrets such as customer lists and sales figures from Allergan, maker of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA), in 2010. Merz was accused of collecting the information from former Allergan sales representatives, Bloomberg reports.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Xeomin in July 2011 for the temporary improvement of moderate-to-severe glabellar lines. With the court order lifted, Merz may now promote the sale of Xeomin with no restrictions. The product will join the likes of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Medicis), another rival for Botox that is available in the United States.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Can Botox wash away your blues?

Can Botox wash away your blues?

You've probably heard Botox can treat frown lines - those pesky facial wrinkles that appear around the corners of the mouth. But could the injectable medicine also help ward off depression? That's what researchers at the Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in Maryland suggested at the recent annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, reports Time magazine.  
The medical director of the center and his colleagues presented a study that suggested treating frown lines and reducing the signs of aging could help those suffering from depression feel happier. The background of the research has its roots in history - Charles Darwin coined the term "grief muscles" to describe the muscles we use to frown, and he suggested making an unhappy face was intensely connected to true feelings of sadness.
"We feel sorry because we cry. We feel angry because we strike [out], and not vice versa," explained the lead researcher during the meeting. According to Time, he hypothesized that freezing the "grief muscles" with Botox could prevent individuals from frowning, thus breaking or weakening the connection the facial expression has with the emotion of sadness.
Researchers looked at 84 individuals who had severe depression lasting for an average of two years, none of whom had responded to antidepressants. Some of the participants were given Botox injections while others were injected with a placebo. They were then assessed three to six weeks later. According to the news source, at that time just over a quarter of those receiving Botox had a "nearly complete remission of their depression," while only 7 percent of those who had received the placebo reported the same turnaround.
Until this study undergoes further vetting, Botox shouldn't be considered an official treatment of depression. However, the medicine does carry other benefits, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The injectable cosmetic can reduce the appearance of wrinkling around the mouth, forehead and eyes, giving patients an overall younger appearance.
What's more, Botox is more affordable than other rejuvenation procedures like facelifts, though the results don't last as long. Side-effects are also minimal - patients can expect mild swelling or bruising and a temporary redness. Botox is a good "first-time procedure," because patients' appearance will return to normal if they decide it's not the right look for them. 

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Injunction lifted on sales of Merz's Botox competitor

Injunction lifted on sales of Merz's Botox competitor

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reporter- The Business Journal

A 10-month court-ordered injunction against Merz North America's product Xeomin expires today, the company said in a news release.
That injunction was imposed last March after a judge ruled that employees Merz had hired away from rival drug makerAllergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) had used stolen confidential information while with Merz. Xeomin is a competitor to Allergan's popular wrinkle-fighting drug Botox.
CEO Bill Humphries said the injunction was a "challenge" but Merz North America, which is based in High Point, has improved compliance training and continued development on a number of new products.
"Moving into 2013 our focus will be on sales and marketing execution in the marketplace, business development and licensing, and the organic expansion of our pipeline to better serve patients and physicians," he said.
Matt Evans covers technology, entrepreneurship, higher education and financial services. Contact him at (336) 370-2916.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Botox Injections for Men Having Wrinkles (Skin Care and Skin Health)

In most skin care practices, about 10 percent of the Botox patients are men. About 5% of them want Botox for cosmetic procedures – wrinkle removal.

Undoubtedly more and more men are experiencing Botox. It has become something that is quite socially acceptable.   

That does not surprise many medical practitioners because people, including men, are very concerned about looking and feeling young; if men know that they look good – they feel good, and as a result, men are eating better and exercising more.

Julia Randolf, the Skin Expert, tells you everything you need to know about Botox injections for men.

Get Botox Injections for Men with Wrinkles now!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Skin Care Chronicle: All-Day Skin Hydration with Obagi Hydrate™

Skin Care Chronicle: All-Day Skin Hydration with Obagi Hydrate™:

New Obagi Hydrate™ Moisturizer provides speedy relief and rejuvenation, and continues to release active compounds for all-day moisturizing protection from wind, sun and environmental elements. 

Obagi Hydrate™, part of the Obagi Nu-Derm™ System, rejuvenates and restores skin cells to health and vitality.

For a location to purchase,contact: