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The Latest Advances in Nonsurgical Facial Restoration

By: Nicholas Daniello, MD
Posted: June 13, 2008

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An entirely different approach to facial rejuvenation involves the use of botulinum toxin type A—a purified medical-grade extract made from the toxin of the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. When injected into a muscle, it paralyzes it for three to four months. Subsequent treatments can last up to six months. Facial areas that can be treated include the forehead and frown lines, crow’s-feet, and neck bands. Side effects include bruising and redness.

Knowledge equals retention

Many nonsurgical options are available to make people appear younger without having to undergo an invasive procedure. Estheticians must have knowledge of these new techniques in order to better advise and retain their clients.