Thursday, June 25, 2009

Botox a cure for baldness?

Colin Stewart at the OC Register's In Your Face blog wrote yesterday about a story in Britain's Daily Telegraph featuring Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Simon Ourian, who claims that he has been having success regrowing patients' hair with Botox.

"It’s not a claim that’s made by Botox-maker Allergan of Irvine. The announcement came from cosmetic surgeon Dr. Simon Ourian of Beverly Hills, who says injections in patients’ scalps have produced hair growth.

“It doesn’t make sense that Botox would cure baldness,” says Dr. Christopher Zachary, chairman of the UCI Department of Dermatology. “I have injected men numerous times high on the [forehead] and have never seen any hair growth.”

“It simply does not make sense, physiologically. I think he might have the same success if he injected lemonade,” says bariatric surgeon Dr. Brian B. Quebbemann of Newport Beach."

We're going to throw in our own two cents here: we wish.

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton

Dr. David J. Goldberg
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Skin Laser Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ

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