Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Topical Botox to become a reality?

Topical Botox to become a reality?

Although Botox has proven to be an effective and simple treatment to reduce wrinkles and sweating, some individuals who fear needles may be unwilling to consider the injectable cosmetic procedure. However, it appears that researchers are making strides toward a topical form of Botox, according to AOL's StyleList.
The research results from a study looking into the new form of Botox are encouraging.
"This is a good first study," an expert told the news source. "The idea of [topical Botox] has been talked about for a while. It looks promising. The crow's feet area is the logical place to start because the skin is thin there. It could work eventually in other areas, with this type of transdermal delivery."
Researchers used the botulinum toxin gel on 36 participants between the ages of 35 and 60. If this form of Botox does go mainstream, it could eventually help curb excessive sweating.
Botox is just one of several different types of cosmetic injectables, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

The vampire facelift allegedly makes patients look more youthful and irons out pesky wrinkles. A machine is used to separate platelets out of the blood and then the tiny fragments are injected into the face. High concentrations of platelets are believed by some to stimulate skin cells and prompt natural repair. The facial rejuvenation process utilizes the patient’s own blood and is a lot less invasive than a surgical facelift. The procedure involved appears similar to the time and discomfort involved with getting Botox injections.

The relatively new process is credited with helping reduce or eliminate environmental skin damage caused by smoking, sun or other unhealthy exposure. The process is formally called platelet rich plasma injections, or PRP, according to the OrthoHealing Center website. Happy customers appear to prefer the Twilight-esque moniker they have affectionately used when referencing the wrinkle reduction therapy,according to the Daily Mail. The separation and injection process have been used for reconstructive surgery purposes for years, but the PRP is the first known time the process has been used as part of a cosmetic regimen.

The outpatient skin cell injection process involves the removal of blood from the patient’s arm, according to the Daily Mail. The small cell fragments are reportedly filled with proteins and hormones, which circulate with the blood after injection. Platelets are necessary for the clotting of blood when a person suffers a cut or bruise.

PRP injections have reportedly boasted impressive results in the United States and are now being offered by medical clinics in Great Britain. Approximately 700 women and men have already undergone the wrinkle reducing procedure at the La Belle Forme clinic in Edinburgh, England this year alone.

By Tara Dodrill

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/339581/vampire-facelifts-are-all-the-rage-supposedly-reduce-wrinkles-video/#PQbLr1x751MLcjBC.99

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Meet the men who decide to have Botox with their missus

MANY women swear by Botox to blitz their wrinkles – and now fellas are getting in on the act, with clinics reporting a 40 per cent rise in the number of male clients seeking the skin-smoothing treatment.

And many of those men are opting to have the £300 injections alongside their wives or girlfriends, booking their clinic appointments as twosomes.
What is more, the guys plumping for the treatment tend not to be pampered and preened male-model types.
More often than not they are just ordinary blokes. Here we meet five couples who tell how they love going for their Botox jabs together and why they do it.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Soft tissue fillers are great for plumping up wrinkles and creases, ...

Soft tissue fillers are great for plumping up wrinkles and creases, blending them into the rest of the skin. They’re typically delivered through injection and offer temporary results, so they require repeated treatments to maintain their effect.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wrinkle Injections Vesus Facial Plastic Surgery


Many men and women in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s find themselves wondering how they can reduce the signs of aging by tightening the skin and treating facial wrinkles. There are thousands of products on the market that claim they can rejuvenate the face and make people look years younger.

From facial creams, masques, exfoliates, and serums to Botox injections and dermal fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, and Juvederm to facial plastic surgery lifting procedures, there are so many choices available today. This can make it difficult for consumers to determine which treatments are right for their individual flaws and goals.

Botox Injections

Botox treatment is designed to paralyze facial muscles and relax the skin, resulting in a more wrinkle-free appearance. Because Botox treatment does not require actual surgery, many patients choose to have this non-invasive procedure performed rather than undergoing plastic surgery.

Dermal Fillers

Because Botox is derived from botulism poison and paralyzes the facial muscles, many men and women prefer to undergo dermal filler treatments instead of Botox injections. Dermal fillers fill in lines with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other materials to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

Facial treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, laser skin tightening, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion can improve the tone and texture of skin. Like Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers, these skin treatments are non-invasive and patients experience little pain and downtime following these procedures.

Facial Plastic Lifting Procedures

Plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, browlift, and eyelid surgery are an excellent treatment for men and women who have areas with deep wrinkles or excessive sagging of the skin. Plastic surgery lifting treatments will provide more noticeable results for a longer period of time. To find out if you are a good candidate for a facial rejuvenation procedure, consult a local plastic surgeon or dermatologist to discuss possible treatment options and your personal aesthetic goals.
Learn about Colorado Springs plastic surgeon Alfred Speirs and breast augmentation.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Which? gets illegal Botox advert taken down

Adverts for prescription-only medicines illegal

Action by Which? sees illegal advert for Botox injections and skin analysis taken down.

Our agreement was for 'wrinkle injections', not Botox.' They added that 'The deal should also have stated that these treatments are always subject to ...
Which? gets illegal Botox advert taken down

Adverts for prescription-only medicines illegal

People are increasingly choosing to give nature a helping hand

Action by Which? sees illegal advert for Botox injections and skin analysis taken down.

Adverts offered the treatments direct to the public via the Wowcher site, Metro newspaper and Wowcher's Twitter feed.
This is illegal under a raft of rules overseen by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The MHRA told Which? 'The promotion of any prescription only medicine to the public in the UK is prohibited. This would include any advertising for Botox.' It also told us it fully investigates all complaints received about Botox advertising to the public and takes action where necessary.
Wowcher's reaction

Wowcher is owned by AND Media, a division of the Associated Group - publishers of Metro and the Daily Mail.

A spokesperson for AND Media said: 'The Wowcher.co.uk deal offering skin analysis and facial injections has been withdrawn following an error in the way the deal was promoted. All Wowcher deals are subject to a thorough investigation before being offered on the site. Wowcher takes quality assurance processes, merchant selection and transparency in its deals for consumers very seriously.'
Wowcher also told Which? that:
The 41 people who bought the deal on the Wowcher site will be contacted to check they still happy to go ahead with treatment

There would be a consultation to decide whether treatment was appropriate

The doctor named as only leading the team in the advert would in fact be carrying out the procedures

The failure to attribute Botox as a trademark on the online advert was an error

The clinic's reaction

The clinic where the treatments were to take place, Gigi London Medical Aesthetics Clinic told Which? that 'We weren't given sufficient time to review this before it went live. Our agreement was for 'wrinkle injections', not Botox.'

They added that 'The deal should also have stated that these treatments are always subject to consultation. If someone is not suitable, they will get a full refund - our word is final.'
Take action

If you see advertising for Botox or other such treatments, you can complain via the MHRA website or the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

The MHRA got 300 complaints about such advertising to the public in 2010. The ads were changed in more than 200 of those cases.
The ASA commented that 'Ads for Botox that are directed at the public would be in breach of the Advertising Codes and should be removed.'
Treatments You Can Trust

The advert was brought to Which?'s attention by Treatments You Can Trust, a self-regulatory body of injectable cosmetic providers.
Sally Taber, responsible for standards and training at Treatments You Can Trust, says 'With 1.4million cosmetic injectable treatments expected to be conducted in the UK this year, we are concerned by the increasing number of misleading and potentially unsafe deals for such treatments on group buying sites which are not only misleading but also putting the public at risk.'
More on this

Join the Which? Conversation about scientific and medical claims in adverts and on websites

If you have seen a financial advert you consider to be misleading, read our free advice guide to complaining about financial ads.

Read more: http://www.which.co.uk/news/2011/10/which-gets-illegal-botox-advert-taken-down-269536/#ixzz1c27UN0Se

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wrinkle Talk

Wrinkle Talk

Wrinkle Reduction Treatments Smooth out expression lines around the eyes and  forehead. The injections are a safe and effective method of temporarily reducing moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. They are unrivaled for the treatment of frown lines, forehead lines and crow's feet and can also be used to reduce excessive sweating.

Eliminate facial lines and wrinklingAnti-wrinkle injections use a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause facial lines and wrinkles. By blocking muscle action, the highly purified preparation minimizes the wrinkles associated with over-active muscles. They do not produce numbness or disturbance of sensation and will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised, you'll just do it without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

Treatment is quick and easy, involving a series of tiny injections in the area where lines occur. This usually takes less than 10 minutes and involves only minor discomfort. The full effects of treatment take a few days to reach a maximum and in most cases last from 3-6 months. The treatment is very safe, with no systemic side-effects of note. Temporary side effects may include some tenderness and slight bruising at the site of injection.

Recommended treatment scheduleThe initial effects generally last from 3-6 months. Many patients find that after a few treatments the effects last longer, meaning follow-up treatments may be required less frequently.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Consumers Rate Wrinkle-Relaxers, Fillers, and Body Sculpting Treatments Tops: ASDS Survey

Consumers give high marks to wrinkle-relaxing injections, soft-tissue fillers, and body sculpting treatments, according to survey data on cosmetic skin treatments released recently by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Those three categories of treatments received satisfaction ratings of 90 percent or above for the second straight year. The percentages of those "extremely satisfied" with the procedures increased significantly in all three groups.

More than 8,300 people responded to the second annual ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures, providing opinions on cosmetic treatments in general and ratings for 10 specific procedures.

Consumers are most satisfied with wrinkle-relaxing injections to soften facial lines and crow's feet. Three types of wrinkle-relaxers, also called neuromodulators or neurotoxins, are available: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Soft-tissue fillers such as Belotero, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, and Voluma, which smooth wrinkles and folds and add facial volume, also get top marks.
Satisfaction with body sculpting also is high. Options include tumescent liposuction, performed in an office setting under local anesthesia; cryolipolysis, also known as "fat-freezing;" laserlipolysis to remove localized, stubborn pockets of fat; and other non-invasive treatments – using focused ultrasound and/or radiofrequency – for fat and cellulite.
ASDS President Mitchel P. Goldman said consumers increasingly are aware of the availability and effectiveness of cosmetic procedures, and that options now include many minimally and non-invasive treatments.
ASDS member dermatologist Derek Jones, M.D., performs thousands of injectable treatments each year.

"They are relatively affordable and, especially in well-trained hands, involve minimal downtime," he said. "Most people can have an injectable treatment and go right back into their day. Other surgical treatments require much more advance planning in terms of scheduling."
Most of his patients receiving wrinkle-relaxing injections also opt for fillers for a "global-face" approach, he said.

"We have a whole portfolio of products. When we use a combination approach, with more than one location and in an artful, scientific, and sophisticated manner, patient satisfaction is very high," he said.

Goldman said body sculpting "is popular because it works so well," he said. The average liposuction patient in his multi-dermatologic surgeon practice has 2.3 procedures within two to three years. "Once they see how easy it is – downtime is a few days, typically – and that the results are so good, they want it done on a different part of their body," he said.
He added innovation also is increasing patient satisfaction. "Breakthroughs – many spearheaded by ASDS members – have increased treatment effectiveness and safety and, as a result, satisfaction ratings."

The treatments with the highest satisfaction ratings reflect the top reasons consumers say they turn to cosmetic procedures: to look "as young as I feel or better for my age," to appear more attractive, and to feel more confident. Those were the three most important reasons cited in 2013 as well.

Survey results show some prospective patients worry that treatments may not provide the desired outcome. "Too many people are performing procedures who don't have the extensive experience and training dermatologic surgeons do," said Jones. "Patients may have one aspect of the face altered in relation to another, and the outcome is not what they want.
"When patients go to well-trained ASDS members who practice with artistry, aesthetics, and science in mind, the outcomes are exceedingly good," he said.
Goldman agreed. "ASDS members are the obvious choice for both cosmetic and medically necessary procedures," he said. "We are the skin experts."

Friday, October 24, 2014

ASDS: Most patients satisfied with wrinkle-relaxing injections

Consumers reported a 92% satisfaction rate for wrinkle-relaxing injections, according to survey results announced by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
More than two-thirds of respondents who had undergone the injections (9%) said dermatologic surgeons had performed the procedures.
Excess weight was listed as the greatest cosmetic concern. More than half of those surveyed, however, were bothered by conditions treatable with wrinkle-relaxing injections, including mid-face folds and wrinkles, and wrinkles or lines near the eyes, according to the release.
“Nearly 60 percent of survey respondents said they were considering wrinkle-relaxing injections in the future,” the release stated. Delays in receiving treatment were attributed to cost (80%), fear of achieving desired results (36%) and recovery time (33%).
ASDS members performed nearly 1.5 million wrinkle-relaxing injections in 2012, according to the release, up from 1.2 million treatments in 2011.
“Not only are these procedures more affordable and available today than they have ever been before, but many require very little, if any, recovery time,” Flynn said.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Line and Wrinkle Treatment


Line and wrinkle treatments (more commonly known as Botox® or Vistabel®) are commonly used to treat areas in the upper part of the face, these treatments can combat both fine lines and also deep wrinkles.
Line & wrinkle treatments have been used as Cosmetic Treatments since the late 1980's, revolutionising the cosmetic industry due to their remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time. Wrinkle Relaxing injections have been used to treat millions of patients worldwide and is the world's most popular Non Surgical treatment.


Line and WrinkleBENEFITS

  • Prevents fine lines and deep wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the muscles. The most popular areas to treat are:
  • Frown lines between the eyes
  • Forehead lines
  • Crows feet
  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles already formed restoring a more youthful appearance.
  • Untreated areas of the face aren't affected, so you can still smile and frown, but the skin on the treated areas won't wrinkle as much as usual.
  • The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • Not permanent and will naturally break down.
  • Lines and wrinkles can be minimised by using a purified protein produced by Clostridium Botulinum bacteria which induces long-term relaxation of contracted muscles. This product was originally used to
- See more at: https://www.harleymedical.co.uk/laser-skin-treatments/skin-treatments/line-wrinkle-treatments#sthash.BLEe60ZD.dpuf

Monday, October 13, 2014

Galderma Initiates U.S. Study of Novel Muscle Relaxant for Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetic... | Business Wire

Galderma Initiates U.S. Study of Novel Muscle Relaxant for Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetic... | Business Wire

Phase II clinical trial of a novel muscle relaxant in the United States. The study is investigating the safety and efficacy of Galderma’s internally developed liquid formulation of botulinum toxin in the setting of aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery and will add to the existing Galderma neurotoxin franchise.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hyaluronic acid injections

If you want to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, hyaluronic acid may be a good choice as a dermal filler because of its compatibility with the human body.
In fact, this substance is found in almost every single living thing. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It's also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. If the term sounds familiar, it's because the same substance is often injected into the aching joints of people with arthritis to ease pain and provide extra cushioning. Brand names include Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Juvéderm, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources.
When this gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
In the last few decades, various synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid have been developed and used to correct disorders in the fields of rheumatology, ophthalmology, and wound repair. More recently, synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid are being manufactured for use in face augmentation.
Visit: www.plasticsurgery.org for more information

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fast Fixes for Fuller Lips

Injecting the lips with hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Juvéderm and Perlane can create fuller, plumper lips. “There are two different types of candidates that benefit from lip injections,” explains Dr. Michael Menachof. “One needs volume; the other needs to balance their features.” But, in some, injecting Botox (which reduces movement of the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles) around the mouth can since they attract water and swell the help create a more youthful appearance all-around. “For those with a lot of lines lips internally around the mouth, adding just volume to the lips will not be enough,” explains Dr. Mark Murphy. “You also need to treat the area with Botox to minimize the lines.lip_enhancement_NB23IWFACE
The role of Botox to remove wrinkles

Monday, October 6, 2014


What is XEOMIN®?

XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines) in adults.
XEOMIN® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
XEOMIN® is also sometimes referred to as incobotulinumtoxinA.

XEOMIN® in Aesthetics: How Does it Work?

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions