Welcome to the our Aesthetic Medicine news roundup, 20 November 2020.


Microbotulinum Technique – a new breakthrough in cosmetic medicine?
New form of botulinum toxin treatment may be more effective and safer than the traditional approach.

Evolus Lobbies Trump to Avoid U.S. Ban on its Botox Alternative
A California beauty company and its South Korean partner are lobbying the Trump administration to ensure their rival to the Botox wrinkle treatment doesn’t get frozen out of the U.S. market.

Revance’s Botox Competitor Fails to Meet Efficacy End Point
in Phase 2 Trial

Revance’s fight to compete in the onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) market hit a snag when its drug candidate failed to meet the efficacy primary end point in a study.

Take tougher action against ‘bad apples’, urges the beauty industry
It was a tragic accident that took away the life of a 23-year-old model, who was supposed to get married at the end of the year.

Former cosmetic doctor who traded Botox for sex barred from medical comeback

A former cosmetic doctor in Sydney who offered Botox to a mentally ill patient in exchange for sex has been knocked back in his legal bid to be reinstated on the register of medical practitioners.

‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ leading people to rush for facial treatments
Spending more time on virtual platforms could be affecting self-image of people and leading them to rush for facial treatments they may not have considered months before confronting a video screen, a new phenomenon called ‘Zoom Dysmorphia’, experts say.