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Little did he know at the time that the therapeutic drug he developed would become the basis of a billion-dollar industry famous for its cosmetic use as a temporary wrinkle eraser.

Dr. Scott, who came to be called the “Father of Botox,” died on Dec. 16 at a hospital in Greenbrae, Calif. He was 89. The cause was complications of sepsis, his daughter Alison Ferguson said.

1970s that Alan Scott, an ophthalmologist, turned this toxin, Clostridium botulinum, into a pharmaceutical, when he began to investigate it as a medical treatment for serious eye impairments.

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The addition of Soliton and its technology complements Allergan Aesthetics’ portfolio of non-invasive body contouring treatments to now include a proven treatment for the appearance of cellulite.

Resonic demonstrated significant improvement in the appearance of cellulite and 97.6% of participants (n=67) found there was good improvement in the appearance of cellulite at 52-weeks post-treatment.

“We welcome the Soliton team to Allergan Aesthetics and the opportunity to offer health care providers and their patients a new, non-invasive option to reduce the appearance of cellulite”

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New rules will bar ads on all media—ranging from social media sites such as Facebook, TikTok and Instagram to billboards and posters, newspapers, magazines and radio, as well as social influencer marketing—that are aimed at under-18s or likely to have a particular appeal to that age group.

It launched the consultation, which investigated the potential harm such ads can have on young people’s mental health and the issue of body image pressure, after noting the “concerns expressed by senior NHS and public health figures.”

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Galderma, the world’s largest independent dermatology company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ALASTIN Skincare, Inc., a specialty aesthetics company dedicated to developing innovative and clinically tested physician-dispensed skin care products.

The company was named as one of Forbes’ best startup employers in America in 2020 and 2021 and was named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America on the INC 5000 2020 and 2021 lists.

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There is no indication of any reaction between the vaccines and injectable botulinum toxin formulations.

Misinformation has a huge ripple effect. And this totally inaccurate WSJ article and headline has led to anxious patient phone calls, canceled appointments, and likely even people who have recently been treated with any facial cosmetic injectable agent to delay their vaccine or booster.

Dr. Cohen emphasizes that patients need not choose cosmetic injectables or vaccination, as they can safely receive both, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

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Galderma announced today the availability of EPSOLAY (benzoyl peroxide) cream, 5% in the U.S. following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 22, 2022. EPSOLAY Cream is the first and only microencapsulated benzoyl peroxide (E-BPO) topical treatment proven to relieve the bumps and blemishes of rosacea and provides rapid, significant and sustained relief.

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AbobotulinumtoxinA (BoNT-ABO) injections in patients with upper facial wrinkles may lower blood pressure (BP) levels, investigators reported in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

For the study, researchers evaluated patients aged 18 years or older with upper facial wrinkles and without essential and nonessential hypertension.

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The notion of a woman being influenced by a man’s opinion — particularly when it comes to altering her appearance — may seem outdated, sexist, or irrelevant but the importance of patient “support” should not be overlooked by clinicians as it encompasses emotional, physical, and financial aspects of care.

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SAN DIEGO – Jennings Ryan Staley, a physician who attempted to profit from the pandemic by marketing what he described as a “miracle cure” for COVID-19, was sentenced today to 30 days of custody and one year of home confinement for trying to smuggle hydroxychloroquine into the United States to sell in his coronavirus “treatment kits.”

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This study, the first to directly compare different types of moisturizers, highlights the importance of patient education and choice when deciding which moisturizers to use for children with eczema. The results from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded study are published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health and British Journal of General Practice.

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Researchers, led by Lisa Akintilo MD, MPH a current PGY-4 dermatology resident at New York University, analyzed published cosmetic randomized controlled trials, both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated, to better characterize and assess representation of skin of color participants over the past three decades. They found that industry sponsorship correlates with poor study participant ethnic/racial diversity in aesthetic randomized controlled trials.

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Evolus, Inc. is celebrating the three-year anniversary of the launch of its flagship neurotoxin product, Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs), the first neurotoxin dedicated exclusively to aesthetics. Jeuveau is used for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe vertical lines between the eyebrows seen at maximum frown (glabellar lines) in adults below 65 years of age.

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