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Spa, MD: The Results-oriented Revolution

By: Jeffery S. Dover, MD, and Amy Kamin
Posted: May 29, 2008, from the June 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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The visible signs of aging are due to a combination of factors, including the appearance of lines and wrinkles, volume loss and sagging skin. Therefore, it sometimes becomes essential for physicians and nurses to employ a variety of treatments and techniques to address a patient’s various concerns. For example, it may be recommended to combine Botox, a filler or several fillers, skin care, and laser or light treatments for an individual to accomplish an improvement of the entire canvas of the face instead of a simple spot improvement.

Due to both the extraordinary popularity of injectables and consumers actively driving the industry, manufacturers are clamoring to develop the next blockbuster neuromodulator or filler. Several new neuromodulators await FDA approval, and many new fillers already available in Canada and Europe are under investigation in the United States. Some will be terrific products and others, less so. The injectable arena is a very exciting one in which tremendous developments are awaited with anticipation.

The future

Physicians are looking for ways to get the extreme results of a face lift, but with a more natural look and without an extended recovery time, and the negative side effects of pain and scarring. The options for achieving this will continue to expand because manufacturers are determined to keep supplying more injectables as the demand for them continues to increase. The ability to have remarkable results and client satisfaction without surgery will promote the continued development of materials and nonsurgical procedures that are new, improved and, most importantly, long-lasting.