Injectable Procedures are Mainstream and Accepted Medical Aesthetic Treatment Options

Survey Reveals Injectable Procedures are Mainstream and Accepted Medical Aesthetic Treatment Options

Survey Shows Majority of Respondents Openly Discuss Use of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers — Despite what some may think, people aren’t hiding their use of BOTOX® Cosmetic and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.  In fact, according to survey statistics released today by The Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation (ASERF), the research arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), nearly nine out of 10 respondents (87 percent) openly discuss their BOTOX® Cosmetic and hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatments with others, with seven out of ten (70 percent) receiving support from the people they told. 

“In a similar survey issued four years ago, we dispelled the myth that Hollywood and corporate wives were the typical BOTOX® Cosmetic patient,” says ASERF President Laurie Casas, MD, a plastic surgeon practicing in suburban Chicago. “Now, demographic and perception data trends show us that aesthetic injectable treatments have continued to evolve into mainstream and accepted options for the everyday woman.”

Survey results found that the typical aesthetic injectable patient is a married, working mother between 41-55 years of age with a household income of under $100,000.  The survey also found that women receiving aesthetic injectable treatments are health-conscious and philanthropy minded, with the majority incorporating exercise (95 percent) and healthy eating habits (78 percent) into their lives, and many volunteering with charitable organizations that matter to them (32 percent).   In addition, nearly seven out of 10 respondents believe that BOTOX® Cosmetic (72 percent) and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers (65 percent) are important parts of their aesthetic routine.

“Interestingly, among BOTOX® Cosmetic patients, nearly seven out of 10 respondents also received treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers,” says Dr. Casas.  “Most people have great success with BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers; however, we need to make patients aware that even though injectables are not ‘surgery,’ their administration is a medical procedure with risks that depend on the training and experience of the clinician, the clinical setting and the technique used.”

Additional findings of the survey found that 72 percent of respondents received BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to treat their glabellar lines – also referred to the “11” – the frown lines in between the brows, while 63 percent of those surveyed received hyaluronic acid dermal filler injections to treat their nasolabial folds – also known as the “parentheses” – the lines around the nose and mouth.  A few of the most frequently cited reasons to receive treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic was “to look more relaxed, less stressed” while patients reported choosing treatment with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to “look more rejuvenated.” 

Based on its annual survey of U.S. physicians performing cosmetic procedures, ASAPS recently reported that BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have remained the most frequently performed procedure since FDA approval of the product in 2002.  Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers ranked as the third most popular procedure performed last year.  ASERF conducted this follow-up survey to quantify the characteristics and opinions of the patients who receive the treatment to help its members and the public obtain a better understanding of these important modalities.

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Women in the Workforce Link Cosmetic Surgery to Success

Women in the Workforce Link Cosmetic Surgery to Success – Faced with news of increasing layoffs, straining economic times, and a belief that hiring is based on looks, millions of American women are looking at cosmetic medical procedures to give them a competitive edge in the workplace. In a new telephone survey* compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) of 756 women between the ages of 18 and 64, many reveal cosmetic plastic surgery procedures now appear to be an important rung on the success ladder.

  • 13 percent (more than 1 out of 10 of the 115-million working-age women) say they would consider having a cosmetic medical procedure specifically to make them more confident and more competitive in the job market.
  • An astounding 3 percent (nearly 3.5-million working women) say they’ve already had a cosmetic procedure to increase their perceived value in the workplace.
  • 73 percent (almost three out of four or, 84-million working women) believe, particularly in these challenging economic times, appearance and youthful looks play a part in getting hired, getting a promotion, or getting new clients.
  • 80 percent (four out of five or 92-million working women) think having cosmetic medical procedures can boost a person’s confidence.

Insurance Broker Janice Axelrod, a baby-boomer, recently had a chemical peel and fat transfers from her abdomen to her face. “Time has given me the professional knowledge. But time can take away the youthful sparkle of my appearance if I let it. When you look good, you feel confident. That gives me a competitive edge and something my clients have come to expect from me,” says Axelrod.

ASPS Member Surgeon Loren Schechter, MD performed Axelrod’s cosmetic procedures at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. He says “Not only do the women believe youthful looks help in the workplace…they’re acting on that belief.”

John Canady, MD, president of ASPS, says, “Consumers need to remember that while cosmetic procedures might help them in the job market, they’re still medical procedures.” Canady says women still need to proceed with caution. “Patient safety is ASPS’ number one concern. Women need to do their homework. Go to the ASPS website at to find an ASPS Member Surgeon in your area.”

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When the Pursuit of Beauty Calls for a Do-Over

When the Pursuit of Beauty Calls for a Do-Over

 She started with a nose job in her 20s. In her 40s she had a face lift. Now she’s back again. A Dallas woman — we’ll call her “Martine” to protect her privacy — has spent three decades trying to perfect her face. “I noticed that I was sagging again … sagging through the neckline,” she said. “People constantly asked me why I was frowning when I was not frowning.” The solution? A second facelift. “It surprised me that it came so suddenly,” she said. “When I had my first one, in 2000, I was told it would last five to eight years, but I somehow thought it would last much longer. And it did not.” Martine is part of a very real trend: the plastic surgery “re-do.” Dr. Sam Hamra will perform Martine’s second facelift. Today, more than half of his surgeries are repeats, he said. He has seen so many patients disappointed with their first lifts that he wrote a book about it, called “The Facelift Letdown.”Martine said she was happy with the results of her first facelift. “Yes, however I would term it a creampuff job,” she said. “He was a fine surgeon, and he makes you look really great for just a few years. Whereas Dr. Hamra’s effects are long-term, and lasting.” Hamra listed the common complaints he hears from women.

“Most of it is, it didn’t last long, or I don’t look as pretty as I wanted to,” Hamra said. “Or my eyes are sort of funny-looking. My neck didn’t hold up. … One has to remember, this is not chiseled in marble. The faces continue to age. So whatever technique, mine or others, is going to age.” The recession has cut into the business of elective plastic surgery. Not so with re-dos. Dr. Grant Stevens said re-do surgeries have kept his practice outside Los Angeles busy during the downturn. “There’s a whole sub-specialty now, it appears, within the practice of revisions,” he said. “What we’ve seen is an increase in the non-surgical procedures and an increase in revisions. There’s been a small decrease in primaries, or first-time surgeries. We looked over our statistics the other day and found that 35 percent of my surgeries that I’ve done in the last few months have been revision surgeries.”

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It’s Like Cosmetic Surgery, Just Not With a Scalpel; Anti-Aging Skin Options

It’s Like Cosmetic Surgery, Just Not With a Scalpel; Anti-Aging Skin Options; Treatments Range From Lasers to Botox to ‘Facelift in a Bottle’
There is now a wide range of products cosmetic surgeons can recommend for patients hoping to look younger while avoiding invasive procedures. The top contender in wrinkle prevention is still Botox, while Restylane and Juvederm are still the most popular facial fillers. However, there are a number of newer products that many patients have found effective. “The latest trend in cosmetic anti-aging is laser resurfacing,” says Dr. Gidon Frame, medical director of the Anti-Aging Medical and Laser Clinic. He attributes the increasing popularity of these treatments to fractionated lasers that can be used to smooth and tighten skin without painful side effects. According to Frame, these procedures usually take approximately 45 minutes and require four to five treatments over four months, with only several days of pink or redness. Although these results are permanent, Frame recommends annual touch-ups to combat continued aging. Another up-and-coming treatment recently approved facial filler, Sculptra, which provides a “non-surgical facelift.” Sculptra treatments usually require three sessions spaced from four to six weeks apart. Minuk says his patients find the treatments worth the effort. If you look at the before and afters, people who have real aging faces can really rejuvenate their appearances and they can look 10 to 15 years younger.

From: ASAPS Communications

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Treating Acne- Learn more about it!!!


Acne vulgaris, a skin condition commonly known as acne, is characterized by the occurrence of pimples on the face, back, or chest.  There are two basic types of acne:

  • Non-inflammatory acne, which includes blackheads (open comedones), whiteheads (soft closed comedones), and mila(hard closed comedones)
  • Inflammatory acne, which includes pustules, papules, nodules, and cysts

The occurrence of acne is often attributed to hormone and oil production, as well as genetic factors and pore-blocking debris that affects the body through daily exposure and contact. Stress may also trigger acne breakouts.

Acne treatment

A variety of acne treatment options exist because there is no single acne treatment that works best for every patient.

While over-the-counter acne products may be effective for those who experience mild acne, those who experience moderate to severe acne often must develop a partnership with an experienced doctor to stop the acne breakout cycle and treat the acne scars associated with previous breakouts.

Accutane (Roaccutane) has been a powerful and popular acne treatment for many years, despite the potentially severe side effects the drug may cause, however Accutane was pulled from the market in June 2009 by Roche Holding, the drug manufacturer.

More information: doctors answer “What’s the best acne treatment?”

Common acne treatments include:

  • Salicylic peel -Laser peel & LED light therapy 
  • Photodynamic therapy (Levulan)
  • Fraxel laser
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL)

Acne products and acne medication

  • Differin – Topical cream or gel available by prescription for acne treatment


  • Retin A – Topical retinoid available by prescription for acne treatment; may also be prescribed to treat wrinkles and age spots


  • Salicylic acid – Acne clearing ingredient found in many over-the-counter acne products,
  • Benzoyl peroxide – Acne clearing ingredient found in many over-the-counter acne products
  • Zeno – Device purported to “zap” away acne using heat

5 Tips for preventing acne

1. Dietary changes that may help include avoiding excessive dairy consumption, due to the presence of hormones in certain dairy products and decreasing your intake of fast-food, particularly fried, greasy foods and increasing your intake of antioxidants including berries (blueberries, pomegranate juice, citrus fruits).

2. Stress can be a significant factor in the development of acne so anything you can do to decrease stress in your life can help. Regular cardiovascular exercise is one way of reducing stress.

3. Any products placed on the face should be oil-free, water-based, and non-comedogenic (won’t block pores). Gentle cleansers, rather than soaps, should be used to cleanse the face.

4. If you notice your makeup is clogging your pores and causing whiteheads and blackheads, switch makeup brands, preferably to a mineral makeup. Makeup should not be left on the face overnight.

5. Hormonal changes particularly in women of child-bearing age can cause regular acne breakouts. Consider speaking to your dermatologist about available preventative hormonal therapies if this is the case.

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6 Things Your Doctor Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

6 Things Your Doctor Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

 Doctors are here to tell you what to do — but there’s also plenty they really, really wish you wouldn’t do. Here’s just a few of the things they’d prefer if you refrained from — because we know you want to be the best patient possible, too.

1. Run to the mirror right after a procedure expecting an INSTANT! RESULT! 

So says Dr. Jonathan Hoenig, an oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. Almost every cosmetic procedure takes a little while — or longer — to show it’s full effect, and if someone promises you “instant results,” you might want to think twice about how effective the procedure will end up being. So even if you look a little bruised or sensitive immediately post-procedure, don’t worry — you won’t look like that forever.

2. Utter the words, “But that’s not what they said on ‘Oprah.'”

No disrespect to Ms. Winfrey, but several doctors we talked to complained that the Queen of All Media’s often mesmerizing air of authority can make patients think that Oprah’s the one with the MD, not them. And, yes, she does have good doctors making intelligent judgments on her show, but keep in mind what works for some might well not work for you. (The same goes for infomercials.)

If you’ve seen something thought-provoking or amazing on TV, there’s no harm in mentioning it to your doctor — just don’t compare your results to something you saw on the tube. It’s TV, people.

3. Use your teeth as small weapons.

No, we don’t mean on the doctor when she or he is about to inject a needle into your skin (please don’t do that either). Actually, this no-no comes from Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Evans, an NYC cosmetic dentist, who really wishes his patients would stop using their teeth “to chew ice, chew bones, open wrappers, hold pins,” and other tasks better suited for hand tools and prehistoric mammals than human beings.

4. Drenching your eyeballs in bacteria.

Well, OK, not literally, but almost: Dr. Robert K. Maloney, an L.A. ophthalmologist, says his most persistent complaint with patients is that they insist on licking their contact lenses and putting them back into their eyes (Guilty!).

Says Dr. Maloney, “They would be better off rinsing the contacts in a toilet than in their mouth, because the toilet has fewer germs!”

Try carrying a small bottle of rehydrating solution with you — but don’t use tap water, either, because, frankly, do you know where that water has been?

5. Hop like bunny rabbits.

More specifically, “…from one product to another in pursuit of the best deal or cheapest price possible,” as Dr. Henri Gaboriau, Wash., puts it. Other doctors tell us that patients will often try a zillion-and-one drugstore products — and shell out serious cash — only to complain they haven’t gotten the results they wanted.

Some over-the-counter home remedies work reasonably well, but if you’re looking for real results, save yourself the aggravation and needless expenditure, and find a good doctor.

6. Blocking your doctor on his way out the door.

Now, we know doctors are very committed to their profession and their patients, but they have families and personal lives, too, OK? One persistent complaint amongst several of the doctors we spoke to was that certain patients decide to call their offices late on a Friday — like after hours, or a minute after the office closes — with a complaint that has been bothering them all day long.

Mainly, this inconveniences you, the patient. The takeaway here: If something is giving your persistent trouble or you’re having some kind of issue, call immediately. Of course, if it happens after office hours, so be it. But the doctors can do much more to help if they’ve got the full complement of staff and equipment to ease your suffering.

And one other thing you should — really should — know …

Doctors hate it when you smoke and suntan brazenly, as if you didn’t already know that!


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Women ‘feel most beautiful aged 32’

Women feel most beautiful aged 32, a survey has reportedly found.

Almost 40 per cent women reportedly said they were at their most attractive at the age. Among celebrities turning 32 this year are Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sophie Dahl and Liv Tyler.

Many reportedly explained that at 32 their life had the mix of confidence gained from life experience, an active love life and the pleasure of eating and drinking sensibly.

Dr Sandra Wheatley, a psychologist, told the Daily Mail that the survey’s findings were “really encouraging” and indicated that women placed value on life achievements as well as youthful looks.

She told the newspaper: “It sounds to me like women are becoming much more swayed by personality. It’s a sign that we are valued for who we are and what we are capable of, not just what is on the surface.

“Feeling beautiful is tied in with confidence and life experience. At 32, a woman has been through and survived more experiences and achieved more than at 22.

“Women can be their own worst enemy, scrutinising each other’s weight and wrinkles. But this is a really encouraging study that beauty is more than skin deep.”

The survey of 1,500 women was carried out via the internet by a mineral water company.

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More men are trying cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Work: Handsome Ambitions

To get the promotion at work, more men are trying cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

The cliche is that business is a man’s world and it takes brains and balls—not a pretty face. That old adage has been put to rest by a survey, which found that more and more men are having cosmetic surgery to advance (or protect) their careers.

Conducted by the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, the survey found that 43 percent of cosmetic surgeons said their male patients were undergoing procedures for career reasons. Men tend to opt for non-surgical procedures like fat injections, Botox injections, and microdermabrasion that allow them to return to work very quickly. “About 10 percent of my male patients tell me they want cosmetic surgery to ensure they aren’t overlooked when it comes time for a promotion,” says William Silver, a cosmetic surgeon in Atlanta who is vice president of AAFPRS.

“More and more men are starting to feel the pressure to look attractive and youthful to increase their desirability and marketability in different areas of their lives, including the work world,” says Yvonne Thomas, a Los Angeles psychologist who specializes in body image and self-esteem.

Bob Riggsbee, who works for an Atlanta advertising agency, opted to have excess skin removed from his chin just before he turned 65. It made him more confident, he says: “Advertising is a young person’s profession, and my chin was starting to bother me. After the surgery, I not only felt better, but clients were telling me how good I looked.”

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Should Surgeons Meet Patients Online?

IMAGINE the ease. It’s 2 a.m. and you can’t stop thinking about your saggy midsection. You log on to and create a free patient profile declaring your wish to get a tummy tuck. You fill out a brief medical history and include photographs of the problem area.

In no time, three plastic surgeons offer detailed opinions on the best course of action — with price quotes. It’s as if co-opted the LendingTree slogan, “When banks compete, you win.”

In less than a year, has recruited 55 plastic surgeons nationwide to offer opinions. Meanwhile, dozens of plastic surgeons also offer virtual consultations on their own Web sites. But does a patient who gets a plastic surgeon’s recommendation before a face-to-face visit really “win?” Conservative plastic surgeons say it’s fine to send an e-mail message with general information about a range of procedures to a patient, but the practice of offering a diagnosis without ever having met a patient can be problematic.

What’s more, offering a surgical recommendation to a distant patient may violate state laws, if the plastic surgeon isn’t licensed in the home state of the patient, according to the Federation of State Medical Boards, a nonprofit group representing 70 boards in the United States and its territories.

Critics also say that patients’ poor-quality pictures don’t provide doctors with adequate information. And patients seldom realize that no virtual recommendation is solid without an office consultation and medical clearance.

Advocates of virtual consultations suggest that they are convenient and that receiving multiple opinions online benefits a prospective patient. “It changes the first in-person consultation, empowering the patient with knowledge of the procedure, decreased anxiety level and financial readiness,” said Dr. Jason L. Mussman, the founder of (Dr. Mussman, a resident at Loma Linda University in California, isn’t one of the board-certified plastic surgeons offering his services on the site because he hasn’t been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.)

Out-of-town patients are the primary users of virtual consultations, in which a doctor may offer an opinion in a video chat, an e-mail exchange or a phone conversation. Convenience is the main draw, but a few surgeons also cited the anonymity of the situation, which is attractive to shy patients.

“They want a semi-anonymous type of evaluation,” said Dr. Dean P. Kane, a plastic surgeon in Baltimore who offers online consultations. “They want to know cost, and what you get for that cost before they make a commitment, before they walk through that door.”

Most plastic surgeons don’t offer virtual consultations. However, in an age when many Web-savvy plastic surgeons answer questions at cosmetic enhancement sites like, plenty feel comfortable dispensing opinions to patients they’ve never met.

Some promise to evaluate pictures quickly and to call back with their expert opinion. Others charge $100 to screen patients to see if they are appropriate candidates.

The Web site of Dr. Barry Eppley, a plastic surgeon in the Indianapolis area, promotes “Webcam consultations with Skype. But in a phone interview, Dr. Eppley called them “online conversations” because, he said, “Technically it’s not a consultation. You’re not going to jump from an online consultation to surgery. You’re using the online thing as a connection.”

And because those virtual connections bring in new patients, they are, in effect, marketing tools that some plastic surgeons consider crucial in this difficult economic climate.

Dr. Eppley said he often persuaded out-of-state patients after just 20 minutes of a Skype chat. “They do move ahead,” he wrote in an e-mail message. “Regardless of where they are geographically,” he said, “people will come to you because they connected with you.”

Experts like Dr. Loren S. Schechter, the chairman of the patient safety committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, worry about patients getting a hard sell. Consultations “shouldn’t be about selling the surgery,” he said.

Providing a diagnosis to patients across state lines also raises legal issues. Dr. Humayun J. Chaudhry, the president of the Federation of State Medical Boards, said that according to its guidelines a patient-doctor relationship is “clearly established and begun when a physician agrees to undertake diagnosis and treatment of the patient, and the patient agrees.” Such a distinction matters, because usually doctors should only be able to care for patients in states where they are licensed.

All the plastic surgeons interviewed for this article insisted an in-office consultation took place prior to surgery. However, when doctors first examine out-of-towners — who often arrive 24 to 72 hours before the scheduled procedure — the doctor’s recommendation might change, or the cost might increase, said Carol M. Martin, an independent plastic surgery consultant who works on behalf of patients. On Skype, Ms. Martin said, the doctor might have stated, “It was going to be X, Y, Z and cost $10,000 but now that I see you in person, it’s going to be $13,000.”

Not being prepared for last-minute changes “seems like the biggest pitfall to me,” said Ms. Martin, who tells clients to meet with three to five surgeons before committing.

Angela Segal, a patient consultant, reviews quotes for women seeking plastic surgery and negotiates a price. (She also helps plastic surgeons with “online social networking marketing.”) But if a patient didn’t have an in-office consultation, she won’t even look at a price quote. “Nothing is more true and correct than actually seeing a doctor in person,” said Ms. Segal, who worked 12 years as administrator in two plastic surgery practices.

She doesn’t trust the pictures patients send in e-mail messages to plastic surgeons for evaluation any more than the ones the lovelorn post at online dating sites. “You expect the doctor to trust the pictures, which is ridiculous.”

Since some family practitioners have begun using electronic visits, the American Academy of Family Physicians has established guidelines, including the stipulation that a physician should evaluate only established patients virtually, and only over “safe, secure, online communication systems.”

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has no policy. Some plastic surgeons make it clear to their patients that communications through their Web site “are not necessarily secure” and that “you assume the risk of unauthorized use” of say, the topless pictures you send for evaluation.

Paramount in this brave new world is ensuring that patients receive the same standard of care online and in person, said Dr. Chaudhry of the medical board association. “It should be the same exact standard as if the patient was in your examining room. You can’t cut corners.”

Plastic surgeons are not the only doctors who do consultations on the Web. Radiologists and dermatologists do some that entail communicating with a far-flung physician; primary-care physicians also keep tabs on established patients virtually.

Dr. John W. Bachman, whose family practice department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., did a two-year pilot study of more than 2,500 online consultations, said the aim should be to improve the standard of online care. One issue that plagues any doctor is that they sometimes forget to ask a crucial question. A computer asked patients in the pilot study questions tailored to find potential oversights.

A more structured virtual consultation might have helped Dr. Kane. The day before surgery, he saw an out-of-state woman with whom he had exchanged e-mail messages about rhinoplasty. It was only then that she mentioned her occasional cocaine use. “The problem here is it adds significant risk to the surgery,” said Dr. Kane, who canceled the operation. “Your expectations get knocked down and your patient’s expectations are knocked down.”

So why then does Dr. Kane even bother with virtual consultations? “If I don’t do it, somebody else will do it,” he said, citing the difficulty of having a solo practice in a competitive world. “The technology is there

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