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Aug
2010

Xeomin Botox Alternative Receives FDA Approval

Botox continues to be one of the most sought-after anti aging procedures, and many Americans pay upward of $300 to $400 per injection to get rid of unwanted lines and wrinkles. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now approved the drug Xeomin that offers similar benefits as Botox and may now be a new competitor in the injectables market.

Xeomin is similar to Botox in composition, and was initially approved for the treatment of cervical dystonia and blepharospasm. The compound can be injected into the skin to stop muscle spasms, and may be effective for reducing nerve impulses and in several parts of the face. Xeomin does differ from Botox in some ways. It does not require refrigeration before use, and the protocol for injecting the compounds is simpler.

Jul
2010

Universal Detection Technology Kits Used to Fight Black Market Botox

People selling Botox injections on the black market may now be easier to catch thanks to new monitoring technologies and equipment that are designed to protect people from bioterrorism and other terrorist attacks. Universal Detection Technology has developed a set of bioweapons detection kits to seek out fake versions of Botox that have made their way out onto the black market, and these tools may make it easier for law enforcement personnel to control and regulate the production and distribution of counterfeit Botox around the United States.

According to Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology, “The growing black market for counterfeit Botox, while a consumer protection issue, should be a major red flag for our national security. Universal Detection Technology is prepared to equip law enforcement, military, special forces and customs agents with the tools necessary to easily detect the lethal bioagent botulinum toxin, as well as a host of other deadly biohazards.” (Source: MedicalNewsToday.com)

Jul
2010

Botox Injections Can Help Treat Migraines

Chronic migraines and frequent migraine headaches affect millions of Americans every year, and some prescription medications to treat migraines have many unwanted side effects. Some experts believe that Botox injections can be effective for treating migraines, because they help to reduce the muscle’s ability to flex in certain areas, and can thereby curb the pain associated with the average migraine headache.

Migraines are typically caused by the dilation of blood vessels in the head, and these can trigger a number of other problems including sensitivity to light, nausea, dizziness and splitting pain in the head and neck area. Some people benefit from taking over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications, and resting in a dark, quiet room until the pain passes. However, migraines are typically recurring and may be triggered by high stress levels, poor nutrition or fatigue.

Jun
2010

Botox May Inhibit Ability to Express Emotions

Botox injections continue to be among the most coveted minimally-invasive procedures for men and women who want a more youthful appearance, and were the number one nonsurgical cosmetic procedure performed at medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers in 2009, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Botox works to freeze the muscles  that cause wrinkles, and also smooths out existing wrinkles to achieve a more youthful look.

Jun
2010

Botox Can Reduce Nerve Pain in Some Patients

Even though Botox injections are famous for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, the injectable also serves several off-label purposes, including the treatment of hyperhidrosis and migraines.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have published a study that indicates Botox may also be effective for weakening and paralyzing certain nerves and muscles in the body, and can therefore help those who are experiencing significant amounts of pain.

May
2010

UK Cosmetic Surgery Group Cures Sweaty Palms with Botox

People who become self-conscious about sweaty palms may not have to deal with the anxiety and nervousness associated with clammy handshakes for much longer.

Transform Cosmetic Surgery group from the UK has developed the Palm-tox procedure, a Botox treatment that helps to stop moisture production in the palms by blocking the nerve impulses going to the sweat glands.

Mar
2010

FDA Approves Botox to Treat Spasticity in Muscles

Botox currently has several off-label uses including treating excessive sweating, reducing the risk of migraines and helping patients with joint or arthritic pain.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now approved Botox to treat spasticity in the flexor muscles of adults. Spasticity of the elbow, wrists and fingers is often the result of a stroke, brain injury or the result of progressive multiple sclerosis.  The stiffness and tightness in the joints can interfere with daily activities and can affect how a patient looks.

Feb
2010

Allergan Buys Massachusetts Cosmetic Surgery Product Company

Allergan, Incorporated, the makers of BOTOX Cosmetic and several other anti-aging products, has purchased a cosmetic surgery company from Medford, Massachusetts. Allergan, Incorporated now owns Serica Technologies, Incorporated for an undisclosed price.

Serica Technologies specializes in making biodegradable, silk mesh scaffolds that can be used as part of skin grafting procedures and in reconstructive surgery. These scaffolds help with the tissue regeneration process, and have helped thousands of patients recover from surgery and achieve the best results with their cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. Many procedures such as facelift surgery, breast implants, body contouring procedures and other complicated types of plastic and cosmetic procedures require the patient to undergo weeks and months of recovery so that the skin tissues can heal properly. Products and materials that can speed up the tissue and cell repair process can help the surgeon achieve better results and improve recovery outcomes.

Jan
2010

Aesthetic Medicine Symposium Series Will Include Botox Training

The IAPAM will be hosting a series of training events for physicians at the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium in 2010, and physicians interested in learning the latest techniques in the field of aesthetic medicine will have the chance to take part in a physician-lead Botox training program.

As the number of patients seeking minimally invasive procedures such as Botox and other dermal filler injections continues to grow, more and more physicians are looking to hire licensed aestheticians to provide these services, or are undergoing training themselves so that they can administer treatments in their office. The IAPAM has integrated the key principles and clinical practices for administering Botox and other minimally invasive procedures, and will be hosting a hands-on practice on the best injection techniques during its training sessions scheduled in Scottsdale Arizona in February, March, April and June.

Dec
2009

FDA Shuts Down Do It Yourself Botox Website

Discount Medspa, a website that had been selling a drug similar to Botox and a range of injectable fillers has been shut down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The website was making it easy for the average consumer to purchase injectables without a prescription, which means anyone could inject themselves or someone else with a potentially harmful compound.

Discount Medspa was heavily promoting Dysport, a recently approved injectable designed to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Dysport has been approved the FDA for use in a medical setting, and cannot legally be prescribed by anyone other than a nurse practitioner or a doctor.

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