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This weeks edition of the MRC weekly newsletter includes:

  1. Botox versus Dysport and Xeomin. What are the differences?
  2. Silhouette House invites MRC to grand opening in Totowa
  3. This weeks specials
  4. Upcoming and past events for MRC
Throughout the year many patients have asked us about the differences between Botox and Dysport. So, we decided to give this weeks newsletter reader, a little education about Botox, Dysport and another neuromodulator called Xeomin.

Botox is the gold standard in the neurotoxin market. Neurotoxins block nerve impulses thereby preventing movement of facial muscles. Originally approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox has had ample time to gather 80% of the market share in the neurotoxin market. Botox has other uses away from the paralysis of facial muscles. Botox can be used to raise the eyebrows or the corners of the mouth, for treatment of "smoker's lines" around the mouth, wrinkles in the chin and neck area as well as for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) under the arms. Botox was the only neurotoxin available from 2002- 2009. In 2009, the FDA approved Dysport and eventually Xeomin in 2012

What are the advantages, disadvantages of the three products? To begin, all three products treat all of the same areas and all last approximately 3-4 months depending on factors such as activity level, the number of units injected and the area treated. Studies that have been performed show that there was no evidence that one neurotoxin outlasted the others in terms of duration. What studies have found is that Dysport typically has a faster onset (1-2 days) versus Botox and Xeomin (3-5) days. So if you had an event this upcoming weekend then we would recommend going with Dysport.

The one advantage that Botox has over Dysport and Xeomin is that Botox has built a name that comes across to consumers as a trusted brand. If someone mentions Botox, the vast majority of people know what you are talking about. Both Dysport and Xeomin are described in "Botox" terms. Dysport has been called "the new Botox" and Xeomin has been called "the naked Botox" (absence of carrier proteins).

Another distinction between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin that can confuse patients is the units in which the product is administered. Both Botox and Xeomin are mixed at 1:1 ratio (all three are typically reconstituted with normal saline), so one unit of Botox is the equivalent of one unit of Xeomin. Dysport on the other hand is a little different. Dysport is mixed at 2.5:1 ratio. So if you were to receive 20 units of Botox or Xeomin, the equivalent dosage in Dysport would be 50 units. For this reason you will notice that Dysport sells at a lower price per unit versus Botox and Xeomin.

In summary, the advantage of Botox is that it's a dependable and trusted brand. The advantage of Dysport is its ability to work faster than Botox or Xeomin. The advantage of Xeomin is that it sells at a slight discount to Botox.
Silhouette House hosted MRC for Ladies Event.
The Silhouette House in Totowa, NJ hosted an event for its grand opening and invited MRC to provide education and treatments to their clients. Julie Esa organized the event along with Caroline Aguilar (owner). All in attendance had a fantastic time, met new friends, and left looking more fabulous than ever!
MRC Weekly Specials
Body Contouring/Cellulite Reduction
Venus Concept's non-invasive body shaping systems are powered by innovative technology that helps shrink fat cells to improve the appearance of cellulite. Treatments can be customized to target cellulite at any stage and require no downtime for the patient, reducing  bumps and dimpling around the buttocks and thighs, resulting in a smoother, slimmer silhouette.
Reg $2,400 (6 sessions) Sale $1,800 Save $600
Microneedling
Venus Viva is a non-surgical device that uses non-fractional radio frequency to treat wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, uneven texture, stretch marks, and pigment irregularity. A hand-held device sends energy below the surface of the skin, which heats the cells and stimulates the body’s natural collagen production. Three to four treatments are usually needed to achieve desired results .
Reg $1,500 (3 sessions) Sale $1,250 Save $250 plus free MRC Signature Facial
Congrats to Montclair Golf Club, Play for Pink, Breast Cancer awareness event
This past week Montclair Golf Club held it's Play for Pink Golf and Tennis Tournament. As expected the event was tremendous, raising money and awareness for this important cause. Congratulations to all those who participated and we, at MRC pledge our continued support for this wonderful event.
Obagi Medical Seminar
MRC will be attending Obagi Medical systems seminar at the Highlawn Pavillion in West Orange on October 17th. Obagi Medical is carried by over 6,000 physician practices nationwide, MRC being one of them. If you have any questions about Obagi Medical products let us know so we can have their professionals answer them.
Montclair Rejuvenation Center
One Mount Prospect Avenue
Side Entrance
Verona, NJ 07044
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www.montclairrejuvenationcenter.com