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FDA Approves Botox Cosmetic for temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow's feet.
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Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes dermatology, Las Vegas stated today that consumers should beware that natural cosmetics may not be natural at all
A nationally renowned dermatologist, Dr. F. Victor Rueckl of Lakes Dermatology warned consumers today that so called "natural" products may not be any more natural than others on the market. Green packaging, suspect ingredients and other marketing tools are used to lure the customer into believing that the product is superior quality.
"The good news is that consumers can protect themselves by learning to read cosmetic labels and choosing which types of products are right for them," said Dr. F. Victor Rueckl, dermatologist located in Las Vegas, Nevada today.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
With all of the false information on cosmetics labels it can be very difficult to determine which products are safe, which brands are handing the consumer a line and which ones will deliver results. The latest buzz in cosmetic advertising and marketing is to appear “all natural” or healthy without actually being any of those things. The packaging is green, the slogans are too and it’s nearly impossible to knows what’s healthy or not.
The FDA oversees cosmetics safety. In reality, cosmetics in our country are extremely under-regulated. For example, out of the over 10,000 cosmetic ingredients available for use, only about 10% have been actually tested for safety. The average person uses around 13 different cosmetic/personal care products daily. That number represents that only 2 of the products one uses regularly has actually passed safety testing. Loose or nonexistent rules on ingredient usage and labeling rules make safety in cosmetics a bit of a toss up.
Taking Accutane is always a hotly contested topic, but as I've stated again, and again, and again, I think that when prescribed by appropriately trained physicians, and when patients comply with the regimen, it is a safe medication and the only cure for acne. According to Dermatology Times, the news from prior years that Accutane (isotretinoin) was linked to IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) was also incorrect and grossly overstated.
A while back we blogged about the arrival of Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), the newest neurotoxin, and competitor to Botox and Dysport, which received its FDA approval in 2011 to treat the glabella region. Last year, an injunction was filed by Allergan (the makers of Botox) claiming trade secrets had been stolen from them during this process.
Dr. Eric Finzi and his team from Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in Maryland report that Botox may work as a treatment for depression because it physically prevents a person from frowning, which can trigger negative emotions and depressions. Their research involved 84 subjects with severe depression that did not respond well to antidepressants. These patients were split into two groups and half were injected with Botox, while the other half were injected with a placebo.