It was 15 years ago this past April that onabotulinum toxin A was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use. Back then it was only okayed for fighting frown lines—the vertical creases between the eyebrows that appear after lifelong use of the surrounding muscles. Then came crow’s feet, but now Botox is making news again.
Everyone’s favorite wrinkle wonder drug has just won another approval from the FDA, this time for treating forehead lines. Although it’s already been used “off-label” by doctors to temporarily free foreheads from wrinkles for years, it’s now official.
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UCI Plastic Surgery is here to give you a closer look at one of the best-kept secrets to skin rejuvenation. Our clients in the Southern California area love to flaunt their great skin results from dry dermabrasion and we know there are many more people who could benefit from this skin resurfacing treatment. If you are curious about this minimally invasive method to achieve youthful skin, explore the benefits of dry dermabrasion at UCI Plastic Surgery.
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When it comes to our physique, ‘plump’, ‘full’, and ‘voluminous’ tend to have negative connotations. Juvéderm Voluma changes this! “How?” you ask. As we age, our skin loses its natural fullness. A little plumping is just what our faces need to restore their youthful appeal.
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Once again, Botox injections are the most popular form of nonsurgical enhancement. According to statistics recently released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), well over seven million botulinum toxin treatments were performed in 2016—a four percent increase in just the past year. Far more astounding however, is the jump in the past 16 years. Since 2000, Botox has seen a 797 percent increase.
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