Training Physician for both Botox and Fraxel Repair, Nissan Pilest Board Certified Dermatologist in Orange County begins in-office clinical procedure studies to track the effectiveness of using Botox as a pre-treatment to enhance the improvements of fractional CO2 skin resurfacing. Specific to this study will be resistant lip lines in women over the age of 40.
Orange County, CA (PRWEB) January 1, 2009 -- To find a solution to lip lines (also referred to as "smoker's lines"), Total Dermatology Medical Director Nissan Pilest has begun a study combining the use of Botox and Fraxel CO2 laser to address this difficult to treat problem. Many women in their 40's and beyond experience lip lines to varying degrees.
"Women tend to be more expressive in their speech and thus tend to be plagued by multiple lines radiating above and below the lips," announced Dr. Pilest. "Fraxel's new carbon dioxide laser has great promise in this area. We're using Botox as part of our Fraxel CO2 laser treatments to assure a smoother healing. Currently we're in active office clinical studies for erasing those hated vertical lipstick and smoker's lines above the lips using Botox as a 'prep' for laser resurfacing."
Botox relaxes the muscles that habitually purse in speech and thus should help the new collagen formation stay smooth during the healing process. Injected correctly, Botox can also help evert the lip border, providing the appearance of a fuller lip with a more evident restoration of the youthful cupid's bow.
Dr. Pilest, a Platinum Plus Botox provider and designated national training physician for Allergan's Botox and Juvederm products, says, "Given the option of only having a single tool in my dermatology bag, t
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