Evening Aesthetics: A Botox® Event

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The holiday season is rapidly approaching.  It’s a time of year filled with parties and social engagements, when we can get together with friends and family that we may not have seen in years.  However, those years do not always treat our faces kindly.  Botox® Cosmetic relaxes wrinkle-causing facial muscles between and around the eyes and along the forehead, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and wrinkles for up to four months and giving you just the boost you need to step into the holiday season looking your best.

Join us on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, for Evening Aesthetics, a Botox® event hosted by Dr. Hunter Moyer and Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C.  Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you chat with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Moyer about the latest news in plastic surgery techniques and technology.  Most importantly, take advantage of our exclusive Botox® offer.  This evening, Dr. Moyer will be personally administering Botox® Cosmetic injections for the low promotional price of only $10 per unit.  So bring a friend and enjoy an evening of beauty with Dr. Hunter Moyer!

Evening Aesthetics will be held in our spacious and beautifully appointed Cumming office, located at 1400 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 390, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Although the event is free and the invitation is open to all, space will be limited, so be sure to RSVP by November 6th, 2014 to Rebecca Brock at (404) 256-1311 or RBrock@atlplastic.com.  If there is insufficient time to complete everyone’s injections, those in attendance will be extended the promotional price on their next visit.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!  If you have any questions about any of the treatments that I offer, please contact me, Dr. Hunter Moyer, today to schedule a consultation.  Additionally, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. provides a variety of options for financing, including CareCredit®, to assist you.  Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.

More Men Taking Advantage of What Plastic Surgery Has to Offer

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One of the most exciting recent developments in plastic surgery has been the degree to which men have begun to embrace the possibilities of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.  Since 2000, the number of plastic surgery procedures performed on men in the United States has increased by over 20%, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  As the social stigma attached to male plastic surgery diminishes, men are coming to more readily opt to take advantage of what these procedures have to offer.

The majority of this increase in popularity is due to the increased use of non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures.  Botox® Cosmetic injectable treatments, for example, can help alleviate many of the signs of facial aging, particularly the lines that develop between and above the brows and the crow’s feet that can accumulate at the edges of the eyes, by relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkling in the first place.  On the other hand, facial fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane®, help restore the volume and youthful “plumpness” that gradually diminishes in the tissues of the face over the years.  Together, these quick and easy maintenance procedures can effectively counteract the damage caused by time and environmental factors, keeping your skin and face looking younger, longer.

However, the fascination with maintenance procedures doesn’t end with the non-invasive.  Over the past several years, men have been increasingly drawn to a number of surgical procedures designed to relieve tiny pockets of excess fat and tissue in areas that are either genetic or notoriously difficult to exercise.  Specifically, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and liposuction remain two of the top five most popular cosmetic procedures among men, and both are excellent ways to make those minor, subtle changes that can make a significant difference in the overall appearance.

If you have any questions about any of the treatments that I offer, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.  Additionally, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. provides a variety of options for financing, including Care Credit®, to assist you.  Don’t forget to connect with me, Dr. Hunter Moyer, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.

The History of Botox® Cosmetic

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No one can argue that the use of Botox® cosmetic to help alleviate the signs of facial aging has become incredibly popular.  In 2013 alone, over 6.3 million treatments were preformed in the United States with Botulinum Toxin Type A, the active ingredient in cosmetic injectables like Botox® and Dysport®, and that number continues to rise every year.  However, despite its incredible popularity, many don’t know the fascinating history behind the development of this extremely versatile facial rejuvenation procedure.

1820’s – Dr. Justinus Kerner studies a batch of improperly prepared blood sausages responsible for the death of several dozen Germans.  His experiments lead to a better understanding of the neurological symptoms of food-borne botulism (drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing, muscle weakness, and if left untreated, paralysis and respiratory failure).

1890’s – While investigating an outbreak of botulism, Dr. Emile Pierre van Ermengem of Belgium is able to make a connection between botulism and a spore-forming bacterium he named Bacillus botulinus (later renamed Clostridium botulinum).

1953 – Physiologist Dr. Vernon Brooks discovers that injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin into a hyperactive muscle blocks the release of acetylcholine from motor nerve endings, causing temporary “relaxation” and reducing involuntary muscle spasms.

1978 – After several years of injecting botulinum toxin type A into monkeys in an attempt to discover if its muscle relaxing effects might help in the treatment of strabismus, or crossed eyes, Dr. Alan B. Scott receives FDA approval to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into human volunteers.

1988 – The pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc. acquires the rights to distribute Scott’s batch of botulinum toxin type A, and begins conducting additional research.  Eventually, it is discovered that the drug can also provide patients with temporary relief from facial spasms, neck and shoulder spasms, and even vocal cord spasms.

1989 – The FDA approves botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of both strabismus (crossed eyes) and blepharospasm (spasms of the eyelid muscle).  Allergan introduces it to the market under the brand name Botox® Cosmetic.

1992 – After noticing that her blepharospasm patients were starting to lose their frown lines, Canadian ophthalmologist Dr. Jean Carruthers, and her dermatologist husband, publishes a study in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology stating that though temporary, “treatment with C. botulinum-A exotoxin is a simple, safe procedure” for the treatment of brow wrinkles.

1997 – Botox® use increases so rapidly that the country’s supply is temporary exhausted until a new batch receives FDA approval.

2002 – FDA approves Botox® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), the same formulation as Botox®, for use in alleviating moderate to severe frown lines between the eye brows.

2004 – FDA approves Botox® for the treatment of severe underarm sweating that does not respond well to topical medicines.

2006 – Botox® sales soar past the $1 billion mark, with cosmetic uses accounting for about half of sales.

2010 – FDA approves Botox® therapy for increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist, and finger muscles with upper limb spasticity.   Later that year, Botox® becomes the first medicine to be approved by the FDA specifically for the prevention of headaches in adults who suffer from chronic migraines.

2014 – Botox® Cosmetic receives FDA approval for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe crow’s feet, also known as lateral canthal lines.

If you have any questions about Botox® cosmetic or are interested in any of the treatments that I offer, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.  Additionally, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. provides a variety of options for financing, including Care Credit®, to assist you.  Don’t forget to connect with me, Dr. Hunter Moyer, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.

Join Us for an Evening of Aesthetics

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Whether you call them laugh lines or crow’s feet, those wrinkles that insidiously creep in on the outer edges of eyes can have a profound effect on an otherwise youthful appearance. For years, Botox® Cosmetic has remained a pioneer among facial rejuvenation treatments and a staple for relaxing wrinkles between the eyes and on the forehead. Botox® has been FDA-approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles for over a decade and in 2013 received an additional FDA approval for the treatment of the moderate to severe lines around the eyes known as crow’s feet.

To commemorate this recent development, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Hunter Moyer is hosting Evening Aesthetics, a Botox® event at his office in Cumming, on April 22nd, 2014, 5pm to 8pm. The event will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Moyer will also answer questions about the latest in plastic surgery and unveil a new skin resurfacing system developed at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. Dr. Moyer will be personally administering Botox® injections for $8 per unit, and all in attendance will have a chance to win Latisse® eyelash enhancement. While the event is free and all are encouraged to attend, space will be limited so please RSVP to 404-256-1311 or afrey@atlplastic.com. For more details on the event, see the invitation below.

We look forward to seeing you at the event! If you have any questions about the event or a procedure Dr. Moyer performs, contact us today. To stay up to date on the latest news and special events, follow Dr Moyer on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Nose Surgery as a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Procedure

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Rhinoplasty is a facial procedure that reshapes the nose and can be either cosmetic or reconstructive. Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose can choose this surgery to alter the nose’s bridge, base, or tip. Many patients also choose rhinoplasty as a solution for respiratory issues, such as a deviated septum. As a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Hunter Moyer performs rhinoplasty for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.

During nose surgery, an incision is typically made inside the nostrils. Sometimes a small incision is made externally under the nose to aid access to internal structures during the procedure. The skin is then lifted for Dr. Moyer to address nasal shape and size. The nose can be carefully sculpted by reshaping the tip, reducing the base, and lengthening or shortening the bridge.

Patients also seek rhinoplasty for reconstructive purposes to address any breathing obstructions. Dr. Moyer commonly performs cosmetic rhinoplasty in combination with reconstructive rhinoplasty to improve overall aesthetics for his patients. To maintain a proportionate result, some patients also combine rhinoplasty with other facial procedures such as blepharoplasty or a facelift to achieve a rejuvenated appearance.

If you’re interested in rhinoplasty or another procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Moyer on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest updates on plastic surgery.