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What is Botulinum Toxin? Type A and B Refresher

Botulinum toxin is a biological agent that has been isolated from the Hall strain of Clostridium bacterium and adapted for cosmetic and clinical use. The most popular cosmetic product is Botox, a drug containing purified botulinum toxin. The toxin has been used for decades in treating various medical conditions including neck spasms, muscle hyperactivity, cranial nerve disorders, excessive sweating, and eye spasms. In the cosmetic industry, it is the most popular procedure for temporarily redu ... READ MORE
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Artificial Ovaries Could Provide Safer HRT, Fertility Treatments

As organs fail, and with limited donors, scientists are keen to create artificial organs in the lab. In the latest advances, researchers have made progress creating artificial ovaries, a technology that could one day help restore fertility and act as a safer, drug-free alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The study comes from Marie-Madeleine Dolmans of the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and colleagues, and was published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and ... READ MORE
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Despite Controversial Tribe Deal, Allergan Loses Patent Case

Faced with losing its patents for a billion-dollar dry eye drug, Allergan signed a creative, and controversial, deal with a Native American Tribe to protect their market share. Now it seems that $13.75 million maneuver was for naught as a judge ruled the patents invalid, opening the door for cheaper, generic versions of the drug. The saga started when four rival drug companies, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Apotex, and Akorn, challenged Allergan's Restasis patents in court. As th ... READ MORE
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Dermal Fillers for Breast Augmentation: The Controversy

When dermal fillers were introduced to the world, suddenly there was a less-invasive alternative to plastic surgery. Instead of a surgical facelift, called a rhytidectomy, patients could smooth their wrinkles or restore volume to sagging skin with injections. On a lunch break, patients could subtly improve their look, with their peers none the wiser. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers became especially popular, using substances found naturally throughout body tissues to temporarily restore dermal vol ... READ MORE
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Juvederm vs Restylane For Nasolabial Folds: Juvederm Wins

About The Study Since a previous study had found coarse wrinkles to be among the strongest signals of perceived age in Chinese women, a group of researchers tested the popular filler, along with Restylane for comparison, in 124 Chinese women and men. For the study, the researchers assessed the severity of each participant's nasolabial folds on a scale of 1 to 5. Doctors treated each participant with Juvederm Ultra Plus on one side and Restylane on the other side, then followed up after one mo ... READ MORE
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Juvederm vs Restylane Which One Is Better and Why

JUVEDERM VS RESTYLANE? Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular dermal filler brands, used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons around the world. When choosing a dermal filler, there are many factors to consider: how long it lasts, what type of material it is made of, how smooth is it, its filling ability, if it includes an anesthetic, how much it costs, and so much more. Some fillers even offer special ergonomic syringes and injector devices to make them more comfortable to use. Wi ... READ MORE
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For Prominent Ears, New Device Provides Alternative to Otoplasty

Prominent ears have been bothering people throughout history, with otoplasty dating back to the fifth century BC. An estimated five percent of the population has an ear malformation, with one or two percent of the population sporting prominent ears. Prominent ears protrude from the head more than usual, resting at at least a twenty-five degree angle which makes them stick out. Sometimes bullies in the playground will refer to these ears as "dumbo ears". Although doctors can correct some ear defo ... READ MORE
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Body Image Negativity After Childbirth: Prevention and Solutions

Childbirth can take its toll on the body. From excess pounds to stretch marks to vaginal changes, women may struggle to regain their pre-pregnancy body, if they can. Some women just never feel the same after childbirth. Although this post-childbirth negativity is not surprising, a recent study did find one surprisingly unhappy group: women who had an episiotomy.   What is an episiotomy? Doctors may perform an episiotomy before childbirth. In this procedure, the doctor surgically cuts mus ... READ MORE
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To Lose the Fat or Add the Fat? Patient Preferences in 2016

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) just released their 2016 statistics, and two polar-opposite procedures stand out as gaining popularity. On the one hand, not surprisingly, patients are opting to lose fat for a slimmer body. On the other hand, patients are opting to use their own fat to enhance other areas of their body. Whether aiming to lose or to gain fat, more patients are now focusing on their adipose tissue when it comes to plastic surgery.   What the Stats Say Overal ... READ MORE
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Couch Potatoes Age Much Faster, Research Suggests

It is no surprise that exercise, or lack thereof, has an effect on health. From heart disease to diabetes, exercise can have an impact on health and longevity, helping people reach a greater age in better condition. However, a new study has found that lack of exercise can also speed up biological aging, with couch potatoes finding their body aged eight years ahead of their fit counterparts. The findings could impact everything from heart health to visible signs of aging. Focusing on Telomeres ... READ MORE
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