Dr. Eric Finzi and a team of researchers from Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in Maryland have stumbled upon a potentially important new use for the well-known wrinkle-buster known as Botox. Though Botox has been used to treat a variety of different conditions such as migraines and even incontinence in women, it is more well-known as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines and wrinkles. Though the treatment has been used for frown lines and wrinkles - with a lot of success and very few side effects, scientists have only recently realized that Botox may be able to help treat psychological issues such as depression, too.
It's true, in many cases, surgeons will make themselves the proverbial guinea pig to see if a device, treatment or surgery technique is good enough for patients. And it is certainly true for The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Washington, DC, with these three plastic surgeons—Dr. Poindexter, Dr. Sigal, and Dr. George Weston who perform procedures and use treatments on themselves or each-other, first.
For Isabel Gonzalez an innocent visit to Viviana’s Body Secrets Spa ended in a nightmare that continues to haunt her. After receiving "vitamin" injections, was hospitalized for a severe infection she developed in the injection sites, which have left her permanently. Stricter Medi/Day Spa regulations are being enforced in certain states, but these incidents may likely increase enforcement. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises patients to do their homework and seek procedures from board certified physicians and surgeons.