Botox Cosmetic has been the gold standard for facial wrinkle removal for years. Today’s most popular wrinkle treatment, Botox is facing some stiff competition from newer treatments, including Dysport, Restylane, Juvaderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. As Manhattan facial plastic surgeons have begun to develop long-term experience with these newer products, they are discovering that Botox is not always the best choice for every type of facial wrinkle. As Dr. Edward Kwak explains on the ESK website, removal of dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles is more effectively achieved with different skin fillers. Botox can no longer be considered the one-size-fits-all solution to facial wrinkles.
A recent study compared the effectiveness of Botox and Dysport, two different kinds of botulinum toxin used to treat dynamic wrinkles, in alleviating crow’s feet. Dysport was found to be somewhat superior to Botox in erasing the tiny lines that gather at the outer corners of the eye. However, it is important to note that the study, recently published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, was limited to a 30-day trial of only 90 participants. A lengthier trial of a larger cross-section of patients will be required to determine whether Dysport can maintain its edge over Botox in larger trials and over the long term.
Study participants were injected with Botox on one side of their face and Dysport on the other. While there was no discernible difference when facial muscles were at rest, both researchers and patients preferred the Dysport side during normal activities. The results took many plastic surgeons, who typically use the two products interchangeably, by surprise as both they and their patients have found the products to produce comparable results. Cosmetic surgeons also noted that some patients have a personal preference for one product over the other. Bottom line? Heed your facial plastic surgeon’s recommendation.
The economy is on the road to recovery but economists are warning that it could be 5 more years before employment rates return to normal. Job postings continue to draw four and five times as many applicants as there are positions available. Competition in the workplace, always stiff, has gone beyond cutthroat, leading men to pursue new avenues to maintain their competitive edge. Increasingly more often, businessmen are finding the competitive edge they need in New York facial plastic surgery.
Facial plastic surgery for men is growing in popularity. More businessmen are seeking NY facelifts and browlifts to erase wrinkles and deep forehead creases and give them a more youthful, more vigorous appearance. Neck liposuction to remove the heavy jowls that accompany aging and weight gain is increasing in popularity. More men are also seeking eyelid surgery, as well as Botox and skin filler treatments to banish the crow’s feet and the deep laugh lines that advertise their age.
Faced with stiff competition from younger, up-and-coming opponents, businessmen on the plus side of 40 are embracing hair dye, hitting the gym to shed excess pounds, and using NY facial plastic surgery to turn back the clock. No longer the butt of snickered jokes, cosmetic surgery has become a prominent ally in the businessman’s fight to maintain or regain his competitive edge in the workplace. Savvy company managers and executives are striving to achieve a personal appearance that perfectly blends experience with energy. In NY facial plastic surgery, these business leaders are finding the perfect solution.
To find out more about how facial plastic surgery can improve your competitive edge by making you look younger and more virile, schedule your appointment today at ESK Facial Plastic Surgery in Manhattan.