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Alexander Rivkin, MD
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Somewhere, TX
Is Thread-Tox a viable, safe Botox Alternative?
I'm considering Thread-Tox and the only place I can find that offers it is in Bountiful, Utah. It would be worth making a trip there but I can't find any other information on the procedure other than what is offered by Wade Laser Clinic that performs it. Please advise.

Claremont, CA
United States
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  November 17, 2009 10:36 AM

http://www.healthgrades.com If you do this procedure visit this site to research your doctor before having the work done.

[The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has expressed concern over the quick-fix approach of widely advertised procedures like the Lifestyle Lift, SmartLipo and Thread-Tox. With prominent, persuasive advertising and easy-to-remember names, potential patients may get the wrong impression about these treatments.

"These named procedures are used by the marketing entity to popularize the technique so that patients ask for it whether it fits their situation or not," says Dr. Al Aly, a member of the ASAPS Body Contouring Committee. "This is a problem that can be very dangerous." Experts stress that one technique does not fit all, due to subtle or major differences in each patient's facial or body structure.]

botox alternative  January 31, 2013 2:02 AM

Natox is an all natural alternative to botox, which is applied just as any other anti-aging cream. Everyday women can apply it easily on a daily basis and achieve great results in just a few weeks, without any undesired side effect. There are, of course, many people who get Botox treatments without any reactions but there is always a risk of swelling, getting drooping eyelids, muscle weakness or even having pain when swallowing. Even if you already had Botox injections before without any side effects, it may happen to you in future treatments.


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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  January 31, 2013 5:25 AM

A joke I used it on 20 patients over 5 years ago. BAD results. BOTOX the standard of care. Also look at who this doc is and their credentials

Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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No  February 6, 2013 3:42 PM

The procedure involves cutting nerves. There's a reason that only one clinic in the country does it. Very bad idea.



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