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Botox and Dysport for an edge in the Dallas workplace – Dr. Sam Jejurikar, Dallas plastic surgeon

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With the economic recession in the United States, more people are working longer and are seeking an advantage for maintaining a youthful appearance in the work place.  Although this may not improve one’s job performance, many times, particularly when looking for new employment, a competitive advantage can be obtained by looking more refreshed and more youthful.  In the last year, it has become apparent that Botox and its competitor, Dysport, are being performed with more and more frequency for precisely this purpose.  These treatments help eliminate dynamic wrinkles, particularly crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and lines across the forehead.  With relatively simple and quick office injection of Botox or Dysport, wrinkles can disappear within just a matter of days.

The cost of Botox and Dysport varies, depending on the amount of product used and the areas treated.  In general, patients can expect to pay between $350-$700 per treatment. Results generally last from 3 to 6 months.

Should you have questions about this procedure or other noninvasive procedures to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.  Dr. Jejurikar is a board certified plastic surgeon with convenient office locations in Dallas and Plano.

I’ve seen many patients in their late 30s and early 40s who are interested in treating early facial aging. Most are familiar with Botox and fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse, but they want to learn about options with longer lasting results.

A facelift consists of repositioning deep facial soft tissue and tightening of the skin. Although it remains the gold standard for treating signs of facial aging, it is an invasive surgical procedure and requires 2-3 weeks of recovery. Some patients don’t have the time for this, or feel that they are too young for this option.

There are other options for signs of early facial aging in Dallas. The first is a new treatment called Ulthera, which is offered at EpiCentre Dallas and EpiCentre Legacy (Plano). This involves deep ultrasound treatment to reposition and tighten the deeper facial fat and soft tissue. Although the results are not as dramatic as those seen with a facelift, Ulthera offers proven clinical results with minimal downtime. Another treatment, which is effective for skin tightening, is Thermage. Thermage uses radiofrequency, or heat, to tighten the skin. This can effectively tighten the skin of the lower face and neck with virtually no downtime.

If you would like to learn more about surgery for facial aging in Dallas, as well as noninvasive treatments, including Ulthera, Thermage, Botox, Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at (214)827-2814.

Botox has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of migraine headaches. The specific patients approved by the FDA suffer from severe headaches at least 15 days per month. Many patients have been using Botox for treatment of headaches for several years as an off-label use, and have found tremendous benefit.

Botox works by blocking nerve signals to muscles, paralyzing muscles that can cause headaches. Often times 20-30 injections are required in the forehead, temples, and neck. The treatments can provide up to 3-4 months of relief from nagging and painful headaches.

If you would like additional information, please contact Dr. Jejurikar at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

Brow lifts can be a very rewarding procedure for many patients. Not only can the brow position be reshaped, but prominent furrows of the central forehead (frown lines) can be improved for many patients. Although the final results can be quite pleasing, the operation does have significant down time associated with it, and many patients simply do not have the time to recover from it.

Treatment with either Botox or Dysport can be used as a chemical brow lift in many cases. Not only can this be used to reduce wrinkles of the central forehead, as well as frown lines, but the outer portion of the brow can also be elevated mildly with Botox. This can lead to a more youthful appearance around the brows and eyes, and avoid the need for aggressive surgery.

The only real downside to these treatments is that they must be repeated every 3-4 months. However, the procedure can generally be performed relatively quickly, in 10-15 minutes.

Should you have any questions regarding brow lift, Botox, or Dysport treatment at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814.

Facial injections with Botox and Dysport are becoming increasingly popular with patients because they can be administered in as few as 15 minutes, there is virtually no downtime, and results are apparent within just a few days. So are there significant differences?

To start with, there are more similarities than differences. Both are derivatives of Botulinum Toxin and paralyze muscle to smooth facial wrinkles. The costs are similar between the products.

In some patients, Dysport does last longer than Botox (4-5 months as compared to 3 months). The results often times are apparent more quickly, often times being seen in 24 hours, as opposed to 2-3 days with Botox. Both products work great on the forehead.  Dysport injections into the glabella (frown lines) must be performed carefully, as the product diffuses more than Botox and theoretically has a higher risk of causing eyelid ptosis (droopiness).

If you’d like more information, or would like to schedule a consultation, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.

Despite the downturn in the economy and the nationwide drop in invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, an American Society of Plastic Surgeons survey of physicians found that minimally invasive procedures, such as facial injections of Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Dysport, rose 6 percent this year.  Not only are patients finding these treatments to be less costly options to surgery, but are utilizing these treatments as an effective way to appear youthful in the work place.

Facial injections can be used to treat marionette lines around the mouth, smooth eyelid wrinkles, treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines, and treat early jowls. Results of treatments with Botox and Dysport generally last from 3-6 months, whereas those with facial fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse can last 9-18 months. These treatments can be performed with minimal to no downtime with results that are visible shortly after the procedure is performed.

For more information, call Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814 to set up an appointment.

This story is taken from the Wall Street Journal

A Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) unit has decided to stop making and selling a product called Evolence, used to fill facial lines in cosmetic procedures.

Ortho Dermatologics, a division of J&J’s Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has a note on its Web site regarding the withdrawal, which it said was announced on Tuesday. The company confirmed the move in a statement.

The Evolence halt is part of an effort “to refine strategic priorities and focus investment on other growth opportunities,” Ortho Dermatologics said.

Many options for future management were explored before this decision was made, the company said. It added that patients and medical professionals can be assured that Evolence “remains effective for the correction of moderate to deep wrinkles and folds with a favorable safety profile.”

The facial filler gained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2008, but it has been available in certain international markets since 2004. The U.S. arrival coincided with a rough time in the market for cosmetic medical products, which usually are not covered by insurers and came under pressure due to the recession.

J&J announced on Tuesday that it plans to lay off as many as 8,200 workers worldwide as part of a plan to save up to $1.7 billion in 2011.

-By Jon Kamp, Dow Jones Newswires


<!–[endif]–>Evolence®, a collagen-based injectable filler used for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds, has recently been given permission by the FDA to advertise results lasting 12 months. While relatively new to the United States, Evolence® has been available in Canada and Europe for many years.

The filler uses porcine (pig) collagen to restore a more youthful appearance. This new generation collagen filler is injected into the mid-to-deep layers of the skin for the correction of moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Results are visible immediately after treatment.

The most common side effects include mild swelling, redness, and pain. A skin test is not required because porcine collagen is the most genetically similar to human collagen.

Evolence® is now clinically proven to last for 12 months! Call 214-827-2814 to learn about our special rates!

Dysport is the first competitor to Botox  in the U.S., but has been used in Europe in for several years.  These products seem relatively similar; a great analogy is Coke versus Pepsi. Competition can only be a good thing for pricing, though, and  that should become evident over the next couple of years, as more products are released.

That being said, the major differences between Dysport and Botox seem to be the following:

1) A faster onset of effects is noted with Dysport in some patients.  Whereas Botox may take 3-7 days to take effect, some patients who receive Dysport see results in a day.

2) Some studies indicate a slightly longer duration of effect, but not all of them.  Clinical experience in the U.S. over the next several months will help guide consensus on this.

3) The dosing for Botox and Dysport is different.  A Botox unit is not equivalent to a Dysport unit.  The converision is approximately 2.5 Dysport units to 1 Botox unit, but there is some variation between the upper and lower face, as well as variations based on the patient’s facial muscle mass.

A recently published study showed Dysport is highly effective in women, as well as highly effective and longer lasting in African Americans.  It also demonstrated that Dysport was highly effective in patients who previously had a good response to Botox.Right now is a great time to try Dysport – our office is offering $50 off your initial treatment.  If you’ve had a good response to Botox in the past, or have simply wanted to try it, the time may be right to try Dysport.

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