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Save on Botox & Juvederm by doing your Holiday Shopping!

Most of our Botox and Juvederm patients have already heard of Brilliant Distinctions, a reward program through Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox and Juvederm) where the patient is able to rack up points for future treatments, which can be used to create coupons. Up until very recently the only way to accrue points was to get treatments of Botox or Juvederm. Each syringe of Juvederm or unit of Botox is equal to a certain amount of points. Each time a patient came to our office to have a treatment our receptionists would bank the appropriate points into the patient's account and then, before their next treatment, they could log on to their account to see if the points they had were high enough to create a coupon. This point system still exists, however, Brilliant Distinctions now offers a brand new way to get points!!

Introducing....the Brilliant Distinctions MALL!!

Now, when patients log on to their BD account they have the options of earning points by shopping at the Brilliant Dis…

10 Things to Consider Before Having Plastic Surgery

1. What is my surgeons training background?Traditionally, doctors from just four medical specialties — plastic surgery, dermatology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), and ophthalmology — have handled the bulk of cosmetic offerings, including everything from minimally invasive aesthetic treatments like botulinum toxin (sold under the brand name Botox) to more involved procedures like face-lifts. And those specialists spend years honing their chops in residency training programs that teach skills unique to each specialty in addition to basic surgical skills. Now doctors in these and other specialties may take a weekend course as the only preparation for doing your surgery. “Unfortunately, this is an industry where the most creative, assertive, sexiest marketing often drives the business, but it may not be someone with the best experience,” said David B. Sarwer, a professor of psychology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

2. How much pain will I ha…

Smoking Adversely Affects Facial Aging

The link between smoking and premature facial aging was first made in 1971. Surveys of twins attending the annual Twin Days Festival, held in Twinsburg, Ohio between 2007 and 2010 conducted by Case Western Reserve University department of Plastic Surgery have corroborated this. In each pair of twins, either one twin smoked and the other did not, or one twin smoked at least five years longer. Pairs in which neither smoked or the difference in smoking was less than 5 years were excluded.Fifty-seven of the included 79 twin pairs studied were women, and the average age was 48. The twins completed questionnaires regarding their medical and lifestyle histories specifically sunscreen use, alcohol intake, work stress and smoking history. A professional photographer took standardized, close-up photographs of each twin's face. Without knowledge of the twins' smoking history, plastic surgeons then analyzed the twins' facial features in the photos, including grading of wrinkles and ag…