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Introducing the BD App: Allergan, the company that brings us BOTOX, Voluma and Juvéderm, has just announced the improved Brilliant Distinctions or BD app.  The app allows clients to easily accumulate, track, and redeem their BD points.  BD points can be applied for discounts on Allergan’s...

On October 1st, Allergan (BOTOX, Juvéderm, Voluma, Latisse and now Kybella) announced the FDA approval to market Juvéderm Ultra XC for injection into the lips and around the mouth for lip augmentation. But wait, you say, I have had Juvéderm Ultra XC for my lips many...

FDA Warning - Counterfeit BOTOX Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted health care practitioners and the public concerning a counterfeit BOTOX product sold nationwide.  The counterfeit product was sold by an unlicensed supplier.  Unlicensed suppliers avoid FDA inspections and oversight of appropriate manufacturing, packaging,...

BOTOX: 7 Things 1. Stomach cancer Recent discoveries have shown certain types of stomach cancer require nerve signal to grow.  Surgically cutting the nerves stopped  stomach cancer growth in mouse study models.  Research, done in Norway, has shown that injecting BOTOX in the nerves at the stomach...

Dermal Fillers: Indications, Contraindications & Risks In my last post, ‘Injectable Fillers,’ I reviewed the different types of fillers available in the United States.  Now I will cover at least the basic indications, or reasons, for dermal filler use, contraindications to dermal filler use and some...

Temecula Bridal Show - Oct. 2014 Susan and Becky at the Temecula Bridal Show this last Sunday with many brides-to-be, mothers of the brides, and BFFs. ...

Dermal Fillers “BOTOX goes in the mountains and fillers go in the valleys.” - Melvin Elson, MD A dermal filler is any product or material injected into or just below the skin for soft tissue augmentation.  The different products can be divided by type of material, which...

Acne Grading A grading system for acne has been developed in order to better group clients into appropriate treatment regimens.  The grading system is based on the severity of symptoms, the type of lesions and the frequency of outbreaks.  This grading system has four levels.   First, Grade...

Part 5: ORAL MEDICATIONS For the first four parts in this series (1) Diet, (2) Topicals, (3) Facials and (4) Lights. Four types of oral medicatiopns: hormonal, antibiotics, retinoids and probiotics Due to the systemic (every system or all throughout the body) nature of oral hormones, antibiotics and...