At the recent FACE Conference, Oct 15 to 18, Allergan, makers of Botox and Juvederm, presented data on Botox, Juvederm and Voluma. Allergan stated Botox sales have continued to rise in 2009 compared to 2008, and it is the leading muscle relaxing wrinkle treatment on the market, with growing uses in the cosmetic field, including the so called “Nefertiti” technique for restoring more definition to the jawline.
Among leading Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists, the Botox “brow lift” is among the most popular Botox procedures. Allergan has submitted data from a large study showing efficacy of Botox treatment in chronic headache sufferers to the FDA and is hopeful for official approval for use in this indication. Juvederm with Lidocaine has proved to be a hugely popular hyaluronic acid filler, and experience to date by leading injectors with Voluma, a very highly viscous filler has showed it to be extremely successful at volumizing cheeks and other areas with less volume required to achieve optimal cosmetic results.
Dr. Weinberg attended the Breast Augmentation portion of the conference, and enjoyed the lively discussion on challenging cases. Detailed scientific measurements can now improve the method of choosing the ideal breast implant for each patient.