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Medicis Says FDA Rejects Reloxin Application

(Reuters) – Health regulators have refused to accept Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp’s (MRX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) application for a rival to the popular Botox anti-wrinkle drug because the application lacked enough information, the company said on

David M. Alessi, MD, FACS

The Real Cost of Frivolous Procedures

David Alessi, MD, FACS, estimates that around 30% of all aesthetic procedures are unwarranted, and argues that physicians must set aside their greed and strive for higher ethics and quality

New Video Shows ‘Notox’ Procedure

Tucson, Ariz-based Maxwell Aesthetics is one of the first aesthetic surgery centers in the United States to use the GFX system, a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to minimize glabellar wrinkles.

Plastic Surgeon Develops Nonsurgical Option for Blepharoplasty

Brian Biesman, MD, an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Nashville Center for Laser and Facial Surgery, in Nashville, Tenn, has developed a nonsurgical option for wrinkle reduction and tightening around the eyes with the use of Port

Allergan and Clinique To Launch Skin Care Line

Allergan Inc, manufacturer of wrinkle fillers and other drugs, and Clinique Laboratories LLC, cosmetics manufacturer, will collaborate to develop a new skin-care line set to launch this fall.

US Group Seeks Botox Warning After 16 Death Reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Botox and a similar injection should come with strong warnings following reports of 16 deaths and other serious problems after the botulinum toxin spread inside the body, a U.S. consumer group said on Thursday.