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IRVINE, Calif., July 11, 2012 -- The Patient's Guide, the leading online destination in beauty and skin care, released the top U.S. cities where the average population appears "older than they really are." To determine these rankings, The Patient's Guide conducted a study that pulled data from internal analytics, Google's Regional Interest, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2012 -- Injectable treatments are ideal facial rejuvenation therapies for the busy summer social season, says plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Zevon. Nonsurgical therapies with little downtime, injectables offer an alternative to the long recovery time associated with surgeries such as a facelift or a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift).
MONTREAL and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 3, 2012 -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) and Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYSE: MRX) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Medicis for $44.00 per share in cash. The transaction, which values Medicis' common stock at approximately $2.6 billion, was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The $44.00 per share price represents a 39% premium to Medicis' closing share price on Friday, August 31, 2012, the last trading day prior to announcement, and a 31% premium to the three-month average trading price. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013.
Dr. April Darley of Derma Health in Phoenix AZ talks about Juvederm facial filler. Arizona Juvederm clinics are located in Phoenix, Glendale, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Arizona, AZ. Juvederm is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles and add volume around your mouth, nose, and face.
IRVINE, Calif., May 22, 2012 -- In a study looking at tattoo removal demand over the last two years, The Patient's Guide® reports that laser tattoo removal procedures climbed 32% from 2011 to 2012. Survey data cited "Employment Reasons" as the new leading factor driving demand. The study looked at patient appointment data from 205 of the top aesthetic medical practices across the country, and 700 patient surveys collected on TattooRemoval.net. "We've seen a marked increase in tattoo removal laser appointments," said Jasson W. Gilmore, CEO & Co-Founder of The Patient's Guide. "The increased awareness of laser tattoo removal, economic pressure and the explosion in tattoo popularity have all converged to drive up demand for this procedure."
IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2012 -- A recent review of Social Media published by The Patient's Guide® unveils a growing new trend towards male interest in cosmetic treatments. In the last 30 days leading up to Father's Day, a review of Facebook and Twitter posts indicate that 40% of all social media references to BOTOX® (http://www.wrinkles.org/botoxinjections.aspx) were now made by men. Botox, a well-known injectable made by Allergan, Inc., which relaxes the facial muscles that create wrinkles, is the most common cosmetic treatment mentioned in social media. It's no wonder why this procedure has sprouted its new nickname, dubbed Brotox, to cater to its growing male audience.
NEW YORK, April 13, 2012 -- Last year, the media revealed the story of the mother who gave her 8-year-old daughter BOTOX® injections before a junior beauty pageant. The news created a stir, upsetting many parents. This socially unacceptable and marginally legal act remains outside society's norm, but there are times when plastic surgery procedures can help a child.
IRVINE, Calif., April 19, 2012 -- Ten years ago, BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in people ages 18-65. In celebration of the millions of women who have been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic over the past decade, BOTOX® Cosmetic and PEOPLE® magazine, in a marketing campaign, are searching for "Women Just Like You" who put their best face forward every day at work, at home and in their community.
CHADDS FORD, Pa., June 7, 2012 -- American Medical Systems (AMS), an Endo Health Solutions company (Nasdaq: ENDP), announced today it has signed a co-development agreement with Allergan, Inc. to jointly develop and seek regulatory approval for the delivery of BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) using the JetTouch™ system for treatment of overactive bladder (OAB).
NEW YORK, June 22, 2012 -- Tampa, FL, is home to the vainest people in America, while the citizens of Des Moines, IA are the least concerned with appearances, according to the July/August issue of Men's Health, which reports where looks are everything.