Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 4, 2010 - 16:53.
Dana Delany is on the cover of Prevention magazine this month and inside she talks about a Botox job gone bad;
Something nobody ever talks about is doctor error. Seven years ago, I had never even heard about Botox. My dermatologist was saying, "You should try it." He injected my forehead, hit a nerve, and created a huge hematoma. The nerve has been dead ever since. It affected the muscle in my right eye, so my eye has started to droop a little bit. Now that I said this to you, everybody will look for it! I notice it more than anybody else, but I was symmetrical before and now I am not.
Submitted by Adriana Rae on September 1, 2010 - 10:49.
Allegran, the company that makes Botox, has pleaded guilty to a charge of misbranding and has agreed to pay a $600 million fine.
The company agreed that, as a result of its marketing of Botox from 2000 through 2005, Botox treatments for headache, pain, spasticity and juvenile cerebral palsy became “intended uses” of the drug although the FDA had not approved them.
whistleblowers alleged that Allergan implemented a sophisticated marketing plan with the purpose of inducing physicians to prescribe Botox(R) Therapeutic for various off-label uses which were neither FDA-approved nor demonstrated to be safe and effective. According to the whistleblowers' complaint, Allergan knew when it initiated this illegal marketing scheme that there was little credible scientific basis to justify its assertion that Botox(R) Therapeutic was safe and effective for these off-label uses. The whistleblowers also alleged that Allergan regularly provided illegal kickbacks to physicians who prescribed Botox(R) Therapeutic for off-label use. These alleged business practices caused federal and state government health care programs to pay millions of dollars for prescriptions which were ineligible for payment.
Trisha Goddard, age 51, has never used Botox but she says last year, after discovering she had breast cancer, and before getting chemotherapy treatments, she decided to have Restylane injected into her cheeks because she was afraid her face would hollow out during the chemotherapy. The photo here was taken before the chemotherapy, see her story and more recent photos here.
Here's a video discussing the major fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Collagen, Perlane, Radiesse and Sculptra) and where they are best appplied on the face. Dr. Brahme advises on which fillers are best for which facial area and also outlines the costs for each product as well as how long the various treatments last.