Are Botox and Filler treatments safe?

A new study suggests that Botox and Fillers are very safe.

Concerned about the safety of facial rejuvenation treatments? Here is the good news: A new study suggests that Botox and Fillers are very safe.

Cosmetic procedures such as Botox, facial fillers and laser skin treatments are very safe, and have a very low rate of minor side effects. According to a recent study by the journal JAMA Dermatology, Botox and Filler treatments can cause minor side effects, such a bruising, lumpiness or skin discoloration. However, such side effects have been observed in less than 1 percent, or 1 in 416 of cases.

Dr. Michael C. Edwards, president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic surgery, stresses, that in order to reduce the risk of such treatments, patients should seek professional providers that routinely perform these procedures. A higher, negative outcome could be more frequent in the hands of less-experienced providers.

The low rate of side effects makes these treatments an attractive alternative to facelifts, with no invasive cutting, no going under anesthesia and little downtime.

Botox for women in their 20ies?

Nicole Harper, 29, told a Houston TV station, that she realized her skin is not the way it used to be in her early 20ies. She is one of an increasing number of 20-somethings whose signs of aging are often invisible to the naked eye, but are getting Botox treatments targeting the forehead, between the eyebrows and crow’s-foot areas.

“Why let it get worse, you know?” Lilliana Gonzalez, 24, told Houston’s KTRK of her reasons for getting her first Botox treatment.

Others want to get a jump on the process, using Botox as a preventive measure to keep from getting wrinkles in the first place.

The number of Botox procedures among this young age-group rose 8 percent in 2012, according to the 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Botox injections for men

More and more men are getting Botox. Actor Johnny Markoudakis, receiving a Botox treatment as a Christmas gift, told ‘Good Morning America’: “Every time I would raise my eyebrows I would get creases all along my forehead. Thank you, my best friend, it was awesome.”

Johnny Markoudakis is not alone. An increasing number of men are getting Botox treatments, and many are given these treatments as gifts.

Last year, more than 300,000 men got Botox, according to figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a 10% increase from the previous year.

Dr. Mendieta, one of Miami’s top plastic surgeons, states: “Botox is often used to soften up a man’s look to just give a more approachable appearance, supporting their business efforts, but also helping them in the bars when they are trying to meet girls.

The Gift of Bro-tox

Before we know it Christmas is approaching and we are once again struggling to come up with good gift ideas for the man in our life.

This year’s hot item: Botox

An increasing number of men are adding Botox, or as some call it, Bro-tox, to their wish lists. “Every year it seems like more and more men are getting Botoxas … gifts, and it’s not necessarily the older men,” said Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon in Troy, Mich.

Marc, who asked his last name not to be published, works in a chemical company in Detroit: “We were looking at old pictures… and I said: ‘Man, I’ve aged these last couple of years.'” Marc’s wife agreed: “I think Mark looks great, but he did mention he noticed he looked a little bit older.”

While Marc wanted a chainsaw for Christmas, Julie had another idea. Under the Christmas tree was a voucher for a Botox treatmen. A few days after his Botox treatment, Marc’s crow’s feet were less noticeable, and his fine lines were almost gone. Marc is pleased with the result, and while he still wants a chainsaw, he is open for other beauty treatments as gifts.

DermaSmooth Clinic featured among the Very Best Orange County Providers to get Botox

DermaSmooth Clinic featured among the very Best Orange County Provider to Get Botox

We are proud to announce that we, the DermaSmooth Clinic, have been featured by the CBS Los Angeles news station as one of the top five places to get Botox in Orange County.

“We always put the interest of our clients first, and are constantly striving to provide the highest quality service available,” says Dr. Susan Davoodifar, treating physician at the DermaSmooth Clinic. “It is fantastic to get the recognition for it, especially from such a prestigious institution like CBS.”

We would like to thank CBS for the feature, one of many broadcasts,
publications and magazines that have featured the DermaSmooth Clinic.

FDA warns doctors of counterfeit Botox

More than 350 medical practices were warned by federal regulators that Botox they have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.

Unfortunately, many providers take advantage of the cheaper Botox offerings, putting practice profits before patient safety.

Be assured that despite frequent solicitation from such suppliers, the DermaSmooth Clinic never compromises the safety of its clientele and only offers genuine Botox made by Allergan Inc.

This FDA warning stresses once again that consumers should never compromise their well being by taking advantage of discounted Botox or trust providers who order their supplies from non official sources. It is paramount for your safety that you ask your provider if you are getting genuine Botox made by Allergan.

Jersey daughters convince dad to get Botox for their weddings

Jersey brides and sisters Nicole, Jackie and Jennifer Sharman convinced their 56 year old dad, John, to get Botox injections to look his best in their wedding pictures.

“I went to look in the mirror, and told myself that I do not need anything!” But the daughters, all three getting married within seven month of each other, weren’t having it.

John, facing a Botox intervention, underwent Botox treatments to erase his crow’s feet, and facial fillers to smooth over the deep laugh lines.

The results even convinced John, stating that he looks at least 5 years younger, and Jaclyn, the first to walk down the aisle, was impressed with her dad’s new look: “He looks definitely fresh and rejuvenated.”

“Damn, I’m going back to 30 again,” he said on Good Morning America.

New Wrinkle Filler under development

Researchers are already working on the next generation of Dermal Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, which may include a solid, threadlike filler. The new filler promises better results filling finer lines around the eyes, mouth and long, linear creases.

The new filler is about as thin as a strand of hair and is not technically an injectable. Instead it’s placed into a facial line. Shortly after insertion, the thread becomes hydrated and morphs into a gel.
 
As the filler can be placed in the exact depth and position desired without spreading it is easier and faster to place, more predictable compared to injectable fillers and patients reported less pain. If misplaced, the material can also be removed.

This means consumers can have their forehead wrinkles removed and maintain forehead expression, which is currently prevented by the typical treatment paradigm of paralysis using a neurotoxin like Botox or Dysport.

This new line of fillers are expected to have the same safety profile as any hyaluronic acid gel and last about the same amount of time.

More long-term studies will be needed before the product can advance to the marketplace. But researchers anticipate the product may become available in 2013.

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The FDA has approved Botox injections for the prevention of chronic migraines in adults.

The FDA has approved Botox injections for the prevention of chronic migraines in adults.

Migraine headache, an intense throbbing pain of the head, is one of the most disabling form of headaches, and can greatly affect one’s life as well as family, work and social life. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound and is linked to depression and anxiety. The World Health Organization ranks migraine headache as the 19th most disabling disease and women are three times as likely as men to suffer from migraines.

For migraine sufferers, who currently have very few forms of treatment options available, it is important to have additional options. It is predicted that certain subsets of people will get dramatic results from Botox, but even a modest improvement can mean the difference between being able to go to work and not being able to function well.

Although the drug has been used for the treatment of migraines off label for over a decade, the FDA’s approval will likely mean that insurance companies will pick up the tab from now on.

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Dr. Susan Davoodifar featured in the prestigious M Magazine

Dr. Susan Davoodifar featured in the prestigious M Magazine

M Magazine Fall 2010 Cover

Dr. Davoodifar’s article addressing skin de-toxification is featured in the current M Magazine on stands now.

“The M Magazine is the leading luxury magazine featuring the hottest new products and services, and I am very excited to have myself and the DermaSmooth Clinic recognized by such a prestigious publication. I am very proud that our facial rejuvenation treatments are now featured among the very best Orange County has to offer”, says Dr. Davoodifar.

In her article, Dr. Davoodifar describes the importance of an effective skin cleansing routine and how it can contribute to a more youthful skin.

M Magazine Fall 2010
‘Skin Deep’ Article

Skin Cleansing, Facial Rejuvenation, Orange County, Newport Beach, Irvine,