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July 29, 2009
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A Botax? Senate Committee Gets Creative
from Fox News
A tax on plastic surgery, call it a "Botax", is on the table, as senators desperately try to come up with creative ways to fund $1 trillion in health care reforms. More   E-mail article

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Zapping Varicose Veins
from Minneapolis Star Tribune
As varicose veins become more common, newer, less invasive treatments aim to get people back on their feet within a few days. More   E-mail article

Treating and Preventing Ugly Leg Veins
from ABC 7 News
Summer is the time most of us want to wear shorts, bathing suits and skirts. But for women with spider or varicose veins, wearing typical summer clothes is not an option. They prefer to cover up their legs. But there are several ways to treat and prevent unsightly leg veins. Chicago dermatologist Dr. Carolyn Jacob has some advice. More   E-mail article

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If you liked Obagi – You’ll Love Dermesse

The Manufacturer and Distributor of the popular Dermesse prescription strength hydroquinone and tretinoin regimen. also offers acne products, un-buffered glycolic acid peels, tretinoin, and back bar sizes. A Private Label program is available for all products. More info

Still Packing their Bags
from Modern Healthcare
When stories of outbound medical travel—also known as medical tourism—began making news roughly a decade ago, most of the coverage focused on wealthy patients who sought cosmetic procedures and experimental treatments outside of the U.S. But as healthcare costs and the number of Americans without medical insurance have skyrocketed, much of the medical travel industry's growth has been attributed to patients seeking more affordable high-quality care outside of the country. Subscription Required   E-mail article

Popular Noninvasive (Mostly) Cosmetic Surgery Treatments
from the Los Angeles Times
Hard-hit last fall by the economy, cosmetic surgery has been making something of a comeback lately. The most popular procedures are (relatively) low-cost, noninvasive and have the added benefit of reduced recovery times that won't keep patients away from work so long that their jobs are on the line. More   E-mail article

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SurgiSoft Implants are the alternative to temporary fillers and offer a permanent, soft, natural look and feel. SurgiSoft is available in multiple sizes of round or oval profiles and is supplied without or with pre-attached trocar for fast, easy, minimally invasive implantation. Video and clinical papers available on our website. More info

What Some Women Will Do for Beauty
from the San Francisco Chronicle
From eyelid surgery to leg-lengthening and calf-narrowing, it seems there is little some women won't do to achieve that iconic look. More   E-mail article

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Woman Wins Lawsuit Claiming Surgeons 'Butchered' Face in Plastic Surgery Procedures
from Fox News
A 43-year-old woman has been awarded an "undisclosed sum of money" from a medical group after surgeons botched a cosmetic procedure that has left her face "too tight" and with not enough fat, London's Daily Mail reported. More   E-mail article

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