Archive for March 21st, 2008

Do herbal supplements help after facial cosmetic surgery?

March 21st, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Arnica Montana

Many patients ask us if there are any vitamins or supplements we can recommend that will speed up healing after surgery. Arnica and Vitamin E seem to be the current favorites.

A recent study showed 55% of cosmetic surgery patients use herbal medications or supplements compared to 24% of the general population. Read more

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Restylane vs Juvederm: Much ado about nothing?

March 21st, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Indications for fillers

About a year ago, the makers of Botox came out with their new filler, Juvederm. And in an interesting marketing ploy, they allowed physicians from around the country to treat 10,000 patients with Juvederm for free who had previously been treated with Restylane. The idea was that it would get their name out there and allow doctors experience with the new product.

In this way, the makers of Juvederm believed that they would by year end probably get 10% of the injectable filler market which was largely dominated by Restylane. The result: by year end it appears that Juvederm had captured some 25% of the patients who were getting injectible fillers.

You might be wondering, so what does this all mean? Read more

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