Welcome to the our Aesthetic Medicine news roundup, 23 April 2021.

News Roundup

South Korea’s dangerous ghost doctors are putting plastic surgery patients’ lives at risk
One Friday night, Kwon Tae-hoon received a call.
“Are you the brother of Mr. Kwon Dae-hee?” the caller asked. “Your brother is in the ER. Could you come to (the hospital) now?”

People Are Getting ‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ and Seeking Out Plastic Surgery During the COVID Pandemic
A study from the journal Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine found that 85% of patients looking for cosmetic changes were interested because of video conferencing.

Botox sheds light on ‘inner workings’ of the brain, may unlock treatments for Parkinson’s disease
Researchers at New York University say Botox helps to reveal the inner workings of the brain — which could lead to treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Lebanon’s financial collapse hits where it hurts – women’s beauty
The face mask, used as a measure against the spread of COVID-19, has forced Lebanese women to change their beauty and make-up habits.

AbbVie’s Humira powers profit beat as COVID-19 weighs on Botox sales
AbbVie Inc ABBV.N on Friday posted a quarterly adjusted profit above estimates as robust sales of its blockbuster arthritis treatment, Humira, helped cushion weak demand for its aesthetic drugs, including Botox, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plastic Surgeons Are Accepting Cryptocurrency
You can now pay for Botox with Bitcoin.
Some have dismissed the cryptocurrency craze as something created by and for the Silicon Valley set, but digital tokens are hitting the mainstream.


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