Posts Tagged ‘Allergan’

NEW FDA APPROVAL FOR BOTOX!

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Drug manufacturer, Allergan, announced the FDA approval of BOTOX Cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines.  This is the third approval awarded to the BOTOX brand of neurotoxin, which had previously been approved only for the cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet and glabellar (“elevens”) lines. While the approval comes as no surprise to most Undercover Agents, it is surprising to learn that BOTOX Cosmetic is the only neurotoxin brand to receive approval of aesthetic indications beyond glabellar lines in the U.S. (competitors, Dysport and Xeomin, are more limited in their FDA-approved uses).

“Allergan recognizes that forehead lines are a top area of concern for patients,” says David Nicholson, Chief Research and Development Officer at Allergan. “Our goal in pursuing a third indication for BOTOX Cosmetic for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines was based on our desire to study the patient selection, dosing and injection pattern to help provide optimal treatment outcomes.”  Approved for use in over 75 countries, BOTOX Cosmetic is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind.

CONFESSIONS OF A LASH ADDICT!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

  My name is Holly and I am a lash addict.  Since 2001, when drug manufacturer, Allergan, began putting a patented bimatoprost in its prescription glaucoma medicine, Lumigan, the world of lash enhancement exploded.  Its unintended side effect, dramatic lash growth, led to the 2008 FDA approval of Latisse.  I have been applying Lumigan (off label) to my lashes since 2004.  However, when the trend for larger-than-life lashes in everyday living emerged last year, I headed to a celebrity-anointed lash extension bar in West Hollywood.  I loved my new look and reveled in my newfound freedom from mascara!  Every two weeks, I diligently returned for a 45-minute “fill” appointment, investing a substantial amount of time and money in the process.  That is until last month, when a major exodus of employees occurred — including my beloved “lash guru.”  I had tried other technicians, but my lashes never endured as long as they did with my girl, so I waited, as nearly all of my beautiful synthetic mink lashes began to fall out, for her to find a new home.

  I’m sorry to say, but mascara just cannot compare to a full set of lash extensions.  No way, no how.  So when I lost all of my falsies last night and my guru was still without a home, I panicked.   Fortunately, I remembered the two sets of magnetic lashes  I ordered at the end of the year from One Two Lash, after spotting from Allure’s Best Of Beauty Breakthroughs.  They were still unused, because the first pair I had ordered (Bold Lashes) was simply too dramatic; it reminded me of a burlesque dancer from the 1980’s.  But the second pair, Original Lashes, was absolutely perfect.  I just needed to watch the “how to” video several times to emulate the more-than-competent spokespeople, and give myself a good twenty minutes to get them properly aligned.  Once affixed, they lasted for the entire evening!
     This morning, I returned to two coats of mascara (after all, its a lazy Sunday).  I will say that the tube of  Shu Uemura I picked up in Japan made a big difference.  But, clearly not enough for a lash addict like me … on Wednesday I have an appointment with a new lash guru.  I really need a fix!