cosmetic


Cosmeceuticals 101: The Hottest Creams in Dermatology

Cosmeceuticals in Skincare The term “cosmeceutical” is a hot topic in the world of Dermatology. It may even be a hot topic for the mainstream consumer. Consumers are inundated with options on what skin care products to buy. The Merriam-Webster definition of a cosmeceutical is “a cosmetic preparation that has pharmaceutical properties.” It’s a combination of the words cosmetic and pharmaceutical. They’re not like the products sold at a Sephora or department store. Cosmeceuticals are supposed to have additional medicinal properties that make them better. Cosmeceuticals are not sold with a prescription. However, oftentimes you can only purchase them from doctor’s […]


Botulinum Toxin for Cosmetic Use

The History of Botulinum Toxin for Cosmetic Use The FDA approved botulinum toxin for cosmetic uses in 2002. Contrary to popular belief, botulinum toxin has many uses that don’t involve treating wrinkles. Botulinum toxin (BT) was approved for cosmetic use after years of doctors noticing that patients treated with BT had improvement of the wrinkles between their eyebrows (aka the glabellar frown lines). BT was first used in humans in 1977, and it was approved for strabismus in 1979. Eventually, they extended the indications to include blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. Finally, it was available to the rest of us in 2002 for […]