Plastic Surgery - Initial Consultation "Free Consultation" with Jon D'Agostino Dr Kenneth Testa - Plastic Surgery
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Plastic Surgery – Botox Male1: Another craze that I really do not understand but I see and read about in the daily is Botox. And it seems that everybody is rushing in for Botox. Is there something that you feel is--- Male2: In my opinion in the last decades, two decades, the greatest three drugs ever invented were aspirin, penicillin, and botox. Male1: Really, why? Male2: Well aspirin because of all--- Male1: Forget the other two, why botox? Male2: It is just, you take the average woman spends $300,000.00 a month on skin care products that she buys over the counter. And these skin care products are not going to do the things that they say they are going to do, which is no way, you cannot mass market something to a group of people and put such--- Male1: And can reverse the aging process? Male2: No, because the ingredients she use, you have to be very, very careful especially with the deciding litigation. A company that makes a skin care product does not going to put ingredients that are very stringent or that are going to cause much difference in the skin or bases that they do not want the reactions. So the stuff that you are paying for over-the-counter is not going to allow you to achieve what you think it is going to allow you to achieve and Botox, you are guaranteed that if you do your Botox treatments, you have three to four months of no wrinkles in the areas that you have treated. So you know—I think it is--- Male1: Side effects? Male2: Side effects are mainly due to operator, the physician who is injecting. If a little bit is injected, too much, or in the wrong area you can get a little bit of ptosis of the eyelid, where the eyelid is pulled and dropped a little bit. You can get more of the frozen look. But these are self-limiting, meaning that they usually will go away as the Botox kind of leaves the body in its normal fashion but again it is operated dependent. Most of the complications that are concerned into people, bruising, because you do not know exactly where the blood vessels are running under the skin and you know, but the complications are very, very minimal. Male1: So you said the life span is generally three to four months. So your patients generally scheduled and talks about--- Male2: Absolutely, I have more man in the practice doing Botox and I do women so--- Male1: Really, so what are you saying? You are telling me that I should—you imply something--- Male2: No, but it is a great modality. (Audio cut)
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