At his San Diego plastic surgery practice, Dr. Steve Laverson is now providing XEOMIN®, a skin tightening and anti-wrinkle treatment. XEOMIN®, developed by Merz Aesthetics, is an FDA-approved alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic and other wrinkle reduction treatments. Dr. Laverson says the cosmetic treatment can be a cost-effective solution that can provide patients with long lasting results in the reduction of glabellar lines or frown lines between the eyebrows.
Board-certified San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson and his Feel Beautiful aesthetic enhancement practice are now one of the first medical professionals in the San Diego area to provide XEOMIN® for skin tightening and wrinkle treatment. Following the announcement of approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July, Merz Aesthetics released the treatment for use as an alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic in the temporary reduction of glabellar or frown lines and the control of excessive underarm sweating. Dr. Laverson says he is excited to offer the treatment at his practice for patients seeking to enhance their aesthetic appearance through non-invasive procedures.
Approval of XEOMIN® from the FDA was based on results in two U.S. clinical trials during which it was shown to significantly improve the appearance of glabellar lines when compared to the placebo after 30 days of having received the injection. The treatment will be available nationwide to physicians in the spring of 2012, but is currently being offered at Dr. Laverson’s practice in San Diego.
Dr. Laverson says XEOMIN® offers a number of benefits to surgeons and patients over BOTOX® and other dermal injections. He says the new treatment requires no refrigeration or freezing until opened, is less expensive, and can offer longer-lasting results. Dr. Laverson also adds that XEOMIN® contains a lower protein load than BOTOX® or Dysport®, which can offer benefits to rare patients who have developed antibodies or may have an allergic response. He recommends consulting with an experienced, qualified plastic surgeon before undergoing any procedure.
About Steve Laverson, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Steve Laverson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He served as Chief Resident in General Surgery at Martin Luther King Jr. General Hospital in South Central Los Angeles and trained extensively in plastic surgery with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in New York, the largest and longest-standing private plastic surgery practice in the United States. Dr. Laverson is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, and several others.
Dr. Laverson’s practice has two locations in the San Diego area: the Encinitas Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Office, located at 11199 Sorrento Valley Road #202 San Diego, Ca 92121, and the Carlsbad Feel Beautiful Boutique, located at 2907 Carlsbad Boulevard in Carlsbad, CA. Both locations can be contacted at 858-295-4001