Pew Research Center survey released this week indicates that 59% of US adults searched for health information online in 2012. Simon Ourian, M.D. of Epione Beverly Hills reviews the report and the role of the internet for cosmetic patients. Continue reading
There are a growing number of female celebrities that have spoken out against plastic surgery for many different reasons. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation reports on this latest trend. Continue reading
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to purchasing agents, quality-control administrators and consumers about the purchase of counterfeit Botox by 350 U.S. medical practices. Continue reading
The FDA has warned more than 350 physicians nationwide that their purchases of bargain Botox from CanadaDrugs was illegal. The agency noted that any drugs purchased from CanadaDrugs are unapproved, potentially adulterated, and not of suitable quality for patients. Continue reading
In the past year, the FDA has issued five warnings to U.S. cosmetic practitioners regarding the purchase and sale of counterfeit Botox. In September 2012 the agency ordered Canada Drugs to stop selling fake Botox and other drugs through its network of 4, 100 websites. Continue reading
Summary: Non-FDA approved, counterfeit Botox has found its way into over 350 American doctors’ offices, posing a major health risk to patients. The Canadian firm identified as the source has previously been linked to the distribution of other counterfeit medications. Continue reading
U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to doctors across the country. Fake or counterfeit Botox is a growing problem and the FDA is cracking down on physicians that bought the drug from unapproved suppliers. Continue reading
- Who is providing the treatment? Go to an experienced MD. Seek referrals from friends, family and other doctors.
- Botox should only be injected in a physician’s office with sterile instruments and under strict medical guidelines. A hair or nail salon is not a safe place to receive Botox.
- Make sure a medical doctor (not a Registered Nurse or technician) examines, consults and administers your Botox. The use of prescriptive injections such as Botox for cosmetic reasons is the practice of medicine. A Registered Nurse cannot inject you with Botox unless they’ve received a directive/prescription from a licensed physician AFTER that physician has conducted an in-person physical examination of you.
- Make sure you receive and understand any post-treatment instructions.
- Make sure that the Botox you’re being injected with is the authentic product manufactured by Allergan. Authentic Botox vials have an Allergan hologram, lot number and expiration date, and are made in California.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Botox is a drug that is used to treat various health concerns such as: removing wrinkles, help lessen underarm sweating, treat neck and shoulder contractions, blinking and eyes that are misaligned. Many have found Botox helpful when lifting eyebrows. As a person grows older, eyebrows lose their arch and begin to look flat. Botox can fix that and give the eyes a more youthful look. Continue reading
Botox! Is it a new synonym for beauty? Gaining extreme popularity as a very efficient anti-aging, anti-wrinkle agent, Botox treatments really can work miracles. The best aspect of Botox treatment is that it is a non-surgical procedure with no incisions at all. Botox actually is a muscle relaxant solution that can be used as a treatment of wrinkles and lines including the crow’s feet, laugh lines, lines between the eyebrows and horizontal forehead lines. Botox is now also thought to be a very effective treatment for migraines and excessive sweating. In any case, the before and after results of Botox have shown remarkable change for many patients. Contrary to what some believe, Botox has shown to be a safe skin treatment agent. Continue reading
Does aging of your skin worry you? Your spouse doesn’t think you’re attractive anymore? Can you manage to stay beautiful despite your age? If the answer to all such queries is yes, then allow Botox to come to your aid. The complete name of Botox is botulinum toxin. This is used to treat lines and wrinkles on the upper third part of your face. Botox injections can give a fresh look to your eyebrows, forehead, and crow’s feet areas. Also, it can be used to treat the mouth and neck regions. Continue reading
With flowing hair, dark lashes and graceful strides, the pretty woman walks down the Hollywood walk of fame and eyes trace her every step, every expression on her face and every movement of her lips. The pretty face has robbed the attention of the masses. Would they be able to tell that she just came out of a Botox appointment? If they were handed the lady’s photos before and after Botox injections, they definitely would. Botox injection results can be that natural looking. To become the center of attention is every woman’s dream. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but it doesn’t matter if girls weren’t pretty from the cradle. With Botox, their faces can be blessed with smoother angles, lovely outlines and all the pretty curves they ever dreamed of. Women notice a big difference in their photos before and after Botox fixes. The photos before and after Botox injections tell a sweet tale of transformation from common to gorgeous. Continue reading
Botox, already hailed for its highly effective use as an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle product for skin, is now thought that it may be equally efficient in triggering and stimulating hair growth. Dr. Simon Ourian is the director of Epione beauty center and a contributor to the research and studies about usage of Botox for the hair. Dr. Ourian’s trials have indicated that injecting Botox in the scalp can prevent hair loss and may result in growth of new hair. Continue reading
Balding Men’s Best Friend!
Words like Hair Loss and Thinning Hair bring to mind the image of old, wrinkled, balding men who tend to be very serious about life! However, that isn’t really true! Many 20-somethings also suffer from these conditions. Millions of men, women and children undergo this experience. In fact, according to some estimates nearly 30 million women endure through hair loss. Continue reading
Looking beautiful and attractive is everyone’s birth right. And nowhere else is this adage truer then in Beverly Hills. Home to some of America’s most glamorous people Beverly Hills is a solid indicator of the latest beauty trends for the rest of the country. Continue reading
In the City of Beauty, Botox is used for more than just erasing wrinkles.
Do you suffer from chronic migraines—those mind numbing, excruciating headaches that literally knock you out for the day? Are you sick of taking pills when you feel one coming on? Well, here’s an alternative—Botox. When most people think of Botox, they may think of Hollywood ladies with far too much money and time getting together to inject a numbing toxin into their faces. Not only is that is that an outdated stereotype but it ignores the true therapeutic value of Botox. Not only does it help eliminate the signs of aging, but it has been shown to effectively treat chronic migraines. And the best place to make sure this treatment is done properly is by having it done at Epione Beverly Hills. Continue reading
Danielle Staub, formerly of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, now star of a new VH1 reality show, visits Epione Medical Corporation located in Beverly Hills, CA. Simon Ourian, M.D. treats Danielle’s wrinkles with a Botox treatment. Danielle indicates that there’s no discomfort and praises Dr. Ourian’s technique.
Facial wrinkles are a natural and dominant symptom of aging and can occur anywhere on the face from the forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth, or elsewhere. Depending on where your wrinkles are will say a lot about the options you have when considering facial wrinkle removal. Also of primary concern will be how severe your wrinkles are, as some procedures are better than others at more profound wrinkles. Above all you should be aware that wrinkles are not a health threatening condition, and when making your decision whether or not to undergo facial wrinkle removal you should keep this fact in mind.
Wrinkles are among the most natural and dominant symptoms of aging everywhere on the face from the forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth, and also elsewhere on the body. Just where your wrinkles are will dominate the conversation about the options you have before you when you find yourself considering wrinkle removal. Also of huge concern is just how severe your wrinkles are, as most procedures are better than others at dealing with a specific sort of wrinkle. A conversation with a cosmetic doctor should be invaluable in resolving this issue. Above all, in your evaluations you should be aware that wrinkles are never a health threatening condition, and when you are making your decision of whether or not to submit to wrinkle removal you should keep this fact at the front of your mind. Continue reading
THE PURPOSE OF THESE ARTICLES ARE TO ENHANCE, NOT REPLACE THE DISCUSSION AND CONSULTATION WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION BASED UPON THE RISKS, BENEFITS, AND ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND DESIRES. AFTER REVIEWING THESE ARTICLES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A MORE MEANINGFUL DISCUSSION WITH YOUR DOCTOR. PATIENTS NEED TO READ ALL CONSENT FORMS FULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THEIR TREATMENT.
RESULTS NOT GUARANTEED. ADDITIONAL AND/OR ALTERNATE TREATMENTS MAY BE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED RESULT.