Botox Cosmetic approved to improve crow’s feet lines

US FDA approves Botox Cosmetic to improve the appearance of crow’s feet lines – A new use for Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines, known as crow’s feet, in adults is approved in USA. Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA approved drug treatment option for lateral canthal lines.

Chronic migraine and daily headaches patients get little benefit from botox injections

Botox injections associated with only modest benefit for chronic migraine and daily headaches – Although botulinum toxin A (“Botox”) injections are U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies finds a small to modest benefit for patients with chronic migraine headaches and chronic daily headaches, although botox injections were not associated with greater benefit than placebo for preventing episodic migraine or chronic tension-type headaches.

Chin augmentation – fastest growing plastic surgery in US

Chin Surgery Skyrockets Among Women and Men in All Age Groups — New ASPS statistics show ?chinplants? are fastest growing procedure – Do you have double chin? Chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics — a phenomenon which appears, in part, to be sparked by increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace.

Allergan’s BOTOX will be available in European Countries for Urinary Incontinence

Allergan’s BOTOX? Receives A Positive Opinion in Fourteen European Countries for Urinary Incontinence in Patients with MS or Spinal Cord Injury – Allergan is pleased to announce that BOTOX (botulinum toxin type A) has received a positive opinion from the Irish Medicines Board for the management of urinary incontinence in adults with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) resulting from neurogenic bladder due to stable sub-cervical spinal cord injury, or multiple sclerosis.

2 types of botulinum toxin compared for cosmetic use

Study compares 2 types of botulinum toxin for cosmetic use – Botulinum toxin, a protein long considered harmful, is now known as a neuromodulator (a chemical that affects nerve impulses) that has cosmetic and medical uses. Not all varieties of botulinum toxin seem to be equally effective in reducing crow’s feet wrinkles, according to a report published by Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Allergan agreed to pay $600 million to US Government

Allergan Resolves United States Government Investigation of Past Sales and Marketing Practices Relating to Certain Therapeutic Uses of BOTOX(R) – Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) announced that it has reached a resolution with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the previously reported Government investigation into Allergan’s past U.S. sales and marketing practices relating to certain therapeutic uses of BOTOX(R) (onabotulinumtoxinA).

Forehead lifts can cure headaches and migraines

Got migraines? — New study proves forehead lifts can erase years and headaches. – There is hope for severe and frequent migraine sufferers who can’t find relief in conventional remedies. A new study proves plastic cosmetic surgery like forehead lifts can cure headaches and migraine.

Botox can improve overactive bladder symptoms

Botox injections can significantly improve quality of life for people with overactive bladders – Botox is well known for its cosmetic uses, but researchers have now found that it can also significantly improve people’s quality of life if they suffer from another problem that increases with age, an overactive bladder (OAB).

10 cosmetic plastic surgery predictions for 2009

Aesthetic Medicine has seen a dramatic increase in the diversity of the patients treated over the past decade and this trend is expected to continue to grow stronger than ever, with applications that cater to all people. – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery, offers its predictions for cosmetic surgery in 2009.

Latisse approved for hypotrichosis of eyelashes

Allergan Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval of LATISSE(TM) — First and Only Treatment Approved by the FDA for Hypotrichosis of Eyelashes. New Prescription Product Increases Length, Thickness and Darkness of Eyelashes. – Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LATISSE(TM) (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% as a novel treatment for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes.

Botox cosmetic alternatives for wrinkles

With the recent announcement by the United States Food and Drug Administration that there is an ongoing safety review of Botox Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A), customers are looking for alternatives to treat frown lines between the brows. – Facial plastic surgeon Dr. D.J. Verret of Innovations Facial Plastic Surgery, Texas, USA, reported certain botox alternatives like temporary fillers such as hyaluronic acid can erase the lines by filling in the depression, or Surgiwire procedure can repair skin wrinkles and lines.