8 Myths About Botox® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers

With the surging popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers, it is not surprising that a number of myths have surfaced to muddy the waters. When considering these types of treatments, patients should take the time to differentiate between myth and reality before making any decisions. Myth: Botox® and dermal fillers do…

BOTOX® Injection Is More Comfortable With Higher-Gauge Needles

The injection of Botox® has been found to be less painful using higher-gauge needles according to a study published in the online September 2015 issue of JAMA Dermatology. With the skyrocketing popularity of this non-surgical cosmetic procedure, improving patient satisfaction and quality of care is important. Botox®, first approved by the FDA in 1989 to…

Top Facial Plastic Surgery Trends for 2015

What trends will shape facial plastic surgery in 2015? According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the number of cosmetic procedures will continue to increase in 2015 thanks to a strengthening economy, growing consumer awareness and an increasing acceptance of the safety of today’s cosmetic treatments. When it comes to…

Are Selfies Spurring Surge in Plastic Surgery?

Is there a direct correlation between selfies and plastic surgery? Thirty three percent (33%) of plastic surgeons have seen an uptick in cosmetic surgery requests as a result of patients being more self-conscious of their looks due to social media, according to a report published by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery…

Cosmetic Surgeries Doubled in Past 12 Years

Even a down economy did not stop the rising demand for plastic surgery. Despite tough economic times, the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States doubled between 2000 and 2012, according to the new study, “A 12-Year Analysis of the Relationship Between Market Trends and Cosmetic Case Volume.” Presented at the American Society…

The Basics of Botox: A Review by Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy

Botox Cosmetic is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today.  While many folks have tried it and been very happy with the results, some are still hesitant and want some more information first.  With that in mind, here are a few basics everyone should know: 1) Botox Cosmetic works by relaxing the muscles…