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Botox: Just the Facts

Friday, July 12th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon, not only do I specialize in surgery, but I also dedicate my practice to non-surgical procedures. Of these, the most common is Botox injections. In this post I will give you some historical insight into Botox, some statistics, as well as some off-label uses of Botox injections that are commonly performed. First used cosmetically in 1989 FDA ...

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Botox vs Filler – Not All Lines Are Created Equal

Friday, December 28th, 2012

As a plastic surgeon who performs many injectable procedures, one of the most common sources of confusion is when Botox should be used for a line and when a filler is better. Some doctors only use botox on their patients, while my practice uses both. Regardless, the answer to this question requires knowledge of what caused the line in ...

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Botox for Scowl Lines

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Some of you may have seen advertisements for Botox on TV or in magazines. The ads typically talk about erasing the “elevens”. But what does that mean and how does Botox do this? There are many muscles in our face, each designed to perform certain functions. The corrugator muscles are mainly responsible for the scowl expression, the one that causes ...

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Botox – How does it Work?

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Botox has been used cosmetically for over 20 years and has been FDA approved for over 10 years for the treatment of scowl lines. But how does Botox work? Well, keep reading to find out! Botox works to reduce or eliminate lines that are caused by muscle contraction. Certain muscles in the face, when activated cause predictable lines in the ...

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Botox – Some Historical Facts

Friday, November 30th, 2012

As a board certified plastic surgeon, one of the most common procedures I perform is Botox injections. Botox is synonymous with plastic surgery and has been around for a long time. But how much do you know about Botox and its history? Well, keep reading and to find out! Botox was first used cosmetically in 1989 after years of use ...

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