Liposuction – What it is and who can benefit.

What is Liposuction and am I a good candidate?

Liposuction is an operations that can help us feel better about our bodies. Everyone has those areas of their body they feel to be a problem, despite the best exercise regimen or diet. Liposuction is an effective method that can improve problem areas and help provide the body that is desired. Liposuction is safe and with several different techniques used for the procedure, each and every individual looking to improve the appearance of their body can do so with the right surgeon.

What is “Super Wet Liposuction”?

Super Wet Liposuction is a liposuction technique where fluid is infused into a particular are of the body and then a hollow tube is used to remove the excess fat from the infused area. A small incision is required for the insertion of the tube. This form of liposuction is for the most part painless and quick.

What is “Laser Liposuction”?

Laser Liposuction is a Liposuction technique where a laser wand is inserted under the surface of the skin through a small incision. The laser wand uses a specific wavelength of light to break down and melt excess fat. There are four different manufacturers of this type of laser and each uses a different wavelength. While laser liposuction is one of the most popular forms of liposuction, it is often difficult to locate a plastic surgeon with the appropriate level of experience.

What is “Non-Invasive Body Contouring”?

Non-invasive body contouring is also a very popular method of liposuction. However, patients are often disappointing with the minimal amount of excess fat removed. In contrast, patients who opted for traditional liposuction tend to report how pleased they are with their results.

Keep in Mind…

Liposuction is a procedure perfectly suited for women and men. Although women tend to opt for liposuction considerably more often than men. Liposuction is a procedure that removed unwanted fat from beneath the surface of the skin. Liposuction cannot be used to remove the unwanted fat from behind the abdomen which tends to be an issue for middle aged men more so than women which may account in a small way for the lower number of men opting for this procedure.

Who is eligible for Liposuction?

Almost anyone can have liposuction, as long as you are healthy and have areas of unwanted fat. That said, liposuction is not for persons with excessive body fat. One should think of liposuction as a procedure for contouring an existing shape, not for massive weight loss. Obesity must be dealt with through diet and exercise. Your surgeon can advise you of the maximum BMI, (Body Mass Index) to safely benefit from liposuction.

If your skin is lose as a result of recent weight loss or other physical changes to your body, liposuction should also be avoided as the result of removing additional body fat will further increase the lose skin.

Your plastic surgeon will evaluate you completely and let you know if you are a good candidate for liposuction.

What you should know about liposuction

Although liposuction is generally a pain free procedure, like any surgery, it does come with some risks. Once you speak to a board certified plastic surgeon and have gained approval for liposuction, your Dr. will explain the risks associated to this procedure.

Liposuction does cause some swelling and bruising which can cause some discomfort that your plastic surgeon can prescribe pain medication for. Most patients report some minor pain and tenderness for 2-3 weeks after surgery. And most patients are able to return to work and limited activities within a week after surgery.

One should remember that liposuction is not permanent fat elimination. Your trouble areas can easily return after liposuction of you do not adjust the eating and exercise habits that resulted in your fatty areas in the first place. And those same areas of unwanted fat can come right back.

To learn more about Dr. Nezami’s experience in liposuction and to see the result of some of his patients, we encourage you to visit our web site at http://www.ahnezami.com.

And if you would like to meet with Dr. Nezami for a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for liposuction. Simply call our office at (904) 399-5061.

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Dr. Nezami is Recognized as One of the Best Choices for Plastic Surgery in Florida

Jacksonville plastic surgery expert Dr. A.H. Nezami has spent more than 30 years helping people to address concerns they have about their bodies, faces, and breasts. He applies his extensive experience to modern techniques, giving each patient a customized procedure designed to boost comfort, self image, and confidence.

While his goal is to deliver unparalleled aesthetic results efficiently and safely, his approach has yielded something more. At the outset of 2016, Dr. Nezami received word from the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons that he was nominated as one of the “10 Best Plastic Surgeons for Florida for Patient Satisfaction.” He accepted the nomination in early February.

To qualify for this plastic surgery industry honor, he had to receive a formal nomination from the institute, his patients, or another plastic surgeon; achieve the highest professional degree possible in his field; and have, in the words of the institute, an “impeccable patient satisfaction rating.” Read more about it here.

Almost simultaneously, Dr. Nezami, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, was selected by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals as a top plastic surgeon in Jacksonville for 2015-2016. This distinction is enjoyed by doctors with a record of success and leadership in plastic surgery. Read more about him in The Leading Physicians in the World.

While the accolades are an obvious honor, Dr. Nezami does not practice plastic surgery for the recognition, but to help his patients achieve their goals.

Call (904) 399-5061 to learn more about Dr. A.H. Nezami, his work in Jacksonville, the plastic surgery options available at the Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, and more. You can also visit the home page at ahnezami.com.

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Your Breast Enhancement Consultation

Your Breast Augmentation / Enhancement Consultation

Confidence, sex appeal and self-love directly relate to how we feel about ourselves and as part of this, our bodies too. When we’re feeling insecure, anxious or embarrassed about a part of our body, our self-confidence takes a beating as well.

And as much as we like to embrace ourselves just as we are, having breasts that you aren’t comfortable with can impact your confidence, how you feel about yourself and what you project out onto the world.

So if you’ve dreamed of having perfect, well-balanced breasts, it might be time to investigate Breast Enhancement surgery. Here are three steps to get you through your first Breast Enhancement Consultation and on the way to perfect breasts.

Step 1. First and foremost, you need to do your research. Even before you’ve had your first consultation, you need to know what to expect before, after and during surgery and research the type, size and placement of implants you’d like to get. It’s important to keep in mind that breast enlargement is an important decision and one that will impact your life for years should you decide to go ahead with the surgery.

At Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Nezami takes the time to go through all of the options relating to breast augmentation and enhancement, including the type of implants desired. Breast implants fit into two categories: saline and silicone. Dr. Nezami will not use silicone implants on anyone under the age of 22, but saline can be used on patients over 18. This is FDA requirement.

Both implants are similar in appearance as they have outer shells made of silicone (and you should get a chance to feel the implants during your consultation), but are actually quite different.

With saline implants, there is an injection port in the implant where the saline solution (i.e. sterile salt water) is inserted into the implant during surgery. Meanwhile, silicone implants come pre-filled by the manufacturer.

There are different profiles and sizes of saline and silicone implants. Saline implants aren’t as soft and natural looking as silicone, and silicone implants are more expensive.

You should know too that both saline and silicone implants will leak and need to be changed at some point during your lifetime. Saline implants will leak into the implant capsule and then be absorbed by your body and eliminated via your urine. You’ll know a leak has occurred because the breast will decrease in volume.

There was some controversy with the hazards of silicone implant leakages in the past, but today in order to get FDA approval, silicone gel implants had to undergo significant changes and improvements. The silicone implants now have a cohesive gel which means that if the implant is damaged the gel will stay together in the capsule (scar) that your body forms around the implant. The appearance or the volume of your breast will not change. It’s recommended by the FDA to have an MRI three years after your breast surgery and two years after that in order to detect silicone implant leaks.

While you’re conducting the rest of your research, you might like to collect photos and images of breasts you like the appearance and shape of and speak to friends and family who have had the procedure done as well.

You should also be aware of the complications that can come with Breast Augmentation and Enhancement Surgery. No surgery is without risk, and being fully aware of the side effects and possible complications is crucial.

Step 2. During your consultation

When selecting a plastic surgeon to speak with, start with a short-list and make sure the American Board of Plastic Surgery has certified them. We always recommend choosing a surgeon that has more experience (i.e. has been practicing for longer) as this will usually lead to a better result. For example, Dr. Nezami at Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center has over 34 years of experience.

When you meet with each of the surgeons on your short-list, ask to see  before and after photos of both breast enhancement/augmentation surgeries and also other surgeries so you can see their skill level. You should be looking for four things: symmetry, proportion, beauty and aesthetic appeal.

Most plastic surgeons will also have patient testimonials that you can read through.

Pay attention to the way each surgeon conducts your first consultation, as this will give you an indication of his or her bedside manner and style. They should take their time, be happy to answer any of your questions, examine you, find out more about your current overall health and discuss your goals and expectations. They should also be honest and let you know straight away if your expectations are unrealistic so you avoid disappointment after surgery.

At Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, part of your consultation will include 3D Photographic Simulation.  This revolutionary new technology allows you to preview what the end result of your breast augmentation surgery will look like from all viewpoints. Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center is the only practice in Jacksonville offering this new technology.

A normal consultation should last around 45-minutes, 30-minutes at a minimum.

You can read our  blog: “What to expect and how to benefit from your first breast enlargement consultation first consultation”  to make sure you get all of your questions answered and the information you need during this time.

Make sure you end the session with comprehensive quote that lists all of the fees and charges associated with your surgery. At Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, we take the time to clearly explain the charges to you, which include Dr. Nezami’s surgical fee, the charge for an M.D. anesthesiologist, implants supplies, follow-up sessions, operating room costs and any lab work required.

Step 3. Once you’ve completed your due diligence, you should have a fairly good idea of whether you’d like to proceed with the surgery and which surgeon you would like to use.

If you haven’t found a cosmetic surgeon you like – keep looking. It’s important that you have full trust and faith in your surgeon. If you’re unsure, you can book in for another consultation and ask any lingering questions. You can even bring a friend or family member to help you with your decision.

At no time during the consultation process should you feel pressured to book in for surgery. At Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, you will never be pressured to schedule your surgery and we give you the space and freedom to think carefully about your decision.

When you’re ready to proceed, you can book in your surgery date and begin making preparations for before and after your surgery. It’s a good idea to ask your plastic surgeon for a checklist of things to do before and after surgery and to ask a friend to be with you for at least 24- 48 hours after your surgery.

For more information on post-op care, watch out for our upcoming blog post: “How to take care of your breasts after Breast Enhancement Surgery”, or call Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center at (904) 399 5061

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Best Plastic Surgeon, How to use search engine to find expert plastic surgeon?

Best Plastic Surgeon, How to use search engine to find expert plastic surgeon?  A Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Blog

These days, most people are using the Internet find the services they need the most. When it comes time to find a board certified plastic surgeon, Google serves as the top source for finding what your need. Google makes it simple to find a board certified plastic surgeon to provide you with tummy tuck,  facelift, breast lift and more. Finding the best board certified plastic surgeon using Google does require effort, however, since you need to learn how to use the search engine in an intelligent manner.

What is a Search Engine?

A search engine is a search tool that produces the best results for your inquiry. Since there are billions of websites out there, many of which are unknown, having the Google search engine is a very valuable tool in finding the best website. Most people will not go past the first two pages of a search engine; however, results that are shown in the first  page of the search engine  have used  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques in the best possible manner. SEO requires carefully constructed content and keywords to be put together with a friendly website. It also requires regular attention and detail to SEO in order to stay on one of the top pages of the search engine.  The better the optimization is on a website, the higher it will rank within the Google search engine.SEO, or

The search engine results are based solely on optimization, since Google isn’t familiar with any surgeon or the skills that he has. It is up to the consumer to use the information that Google has provided to find the best board certified surgeon based upon the information that Google has already offered.  Take a look at these four tips that will help you a great deal when trying to find the best board certified surgeon.

Tip One: Look at the photos.

As they say, pictures speak a thousand words. When you see a website that is within the top results, looking at the photos will help you determine whether or not the surgeon is reputable and worth your while.  You should look at both the before and after photos offered at the surgeon’s gallery, not only at the procedure that you are considering but at all the photos. It is a good idea that you look at several different websites results to determine which offers the best results. If you do not like what you see, continue on with your search. To be able to adequately compare before and after photos, they should be taken the same distance from the camera and under the same lighting. As an example, a liposuction after photo taken further away from the camera than the before photo cannot be compared, since the photo taken with the subject further away from the camera will be smaller even without liposuction.

Tip Two:  Research the Testimonials

The testimonials page is also useful in helping you find the best plastic surgeon for your needs. Once you have narrowed down the selection based upon the photo gallery you’ve viewed,  a visit to the testimonials page can help you find out what other people have to say about the surgeon. If a patient has enjoyed the results that the surgeon has provided, as well as the overall experience, you will be able to make this determination from reading the information that is posted here on this page. The testimonials page will share with you a great deal of information about the surgeon, including how they were treated by the staff, the cleanliness of the facility, the procedure itself and much more.

Tip Three:  Read the Biography

Another important piece of information found on the plastic surgeon’s website is the biography. The biography page gives you in-depth information about the plastic surgeon, including where he went to school, his specializations (if there are any,) his years’ of experience and other vital information, such as where the surgeon is certified from. You want to find a plastic surgeon who holds board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only major specialty cosmetic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and is a member of  the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the  American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Tip Four: Use Google for Research

Once you have reviewed all of the information above and narrowed down your selection, it is now time to put Google to work. Type the name of the surgeon into the search engine, along with the city and state that the surgeon is practicing in. You will be able to find even more information on that surgeon when this is done. You can find patient reviews, comments, and a number of other important details.

This information will make it far simpler to choose the best board certified plastic surgeon for you.

For more information,  links to more than 30 different sites, details of surgeries and hundreds before and after photos visit www.ahnezami.com.

To schedule your complimentary consultation call us at (904) 399 5061 or email us at ahnezami@ol.com

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Abdominoplasty- Tummy Tuck: How to use search engines to identify the best expert plastic surgeon

How to use search engines to identify the best expert plastic surgeon for Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck:

Today’s patients enjoy powerful research capabilities via the internet—they can access an entire market, locating the best available choices in any industry. This uncurated deluge of information can become overwhelming. Based on our thirty years of practice in cosmetic surgery, we recommend the following steps on how to use Google and other search engines to best advantage:

1. Do a Google search for “Jacksonville abdominoplasty ” and ” Jacksonville Tummy Tuck”. Plan to investigate at least 5-10 practices.

2. Go directly to each surgeon’s abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) before and after photos. Each practice should display at least a dozen before and  after photos. Plastic surgeons are proud of their work, and are eager to exhibit numerous before and after photos of their tummy tuck surgeries. Therefore, one should exercise caution with a practice that exhibits only one or two before and after photos. (The only exception is facelift, as fewer facelift patients are willing to show their faces on the internet and they want to remain anonymous. The documentation of body procedures is a more anonymous process, and therefore encourages satisfied patients to share their experiences in order to help others make informed decisions).

3. Understand that the first surgical practices to appear in a Google search are simply the practices with the best search engine optimization (SEO) consultants. This has nothing to do with their quality of care, surgical expertise, products, or experience.

4. After narrowing your search to include the top five practices exhibiting the best before and after tummy tuck photos, read patient testimonials. Satisfied patients go into detail about their tummy tuck or other cosmetic surgery experience. They will speak about their relationship with their plastic surgeon, staff, accessibility, their own recovery, etc. This step should narrow your choices to the surgical practices with the most positive patient testimonials.


6. Research your prospective doctor’s online reviews. After narrowing your search to two or three excellent plastic surgeons who excel at the tummy tuck procedure, make in-person appointments at each office. At these appointments, explain your objectives and concerns. Evaluate the doctor’s level of concern and interaction, and establish that he will answer all your questions. He should thoroughly explain the surgery and help you manage and frame your expectations. A confident surgeon will never make you feel rushed; he clearly and transparently explains your financial obligations. An excellent practice is completely supported by its helpful, informative, and courteous staff.

7. Digest what you have learned. Allow yourself a few days to make your best decision in selecting an exceptional plastic surgeon for your tummy tuck procedure.
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Get a Flat Tummy with Abdominoplasty

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Get a Flat Tummy with Abdominoplasty by Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center

Life can be tough on tummies. From pregnancy and childbirth through to weight loss and gain, it’s all too easy to sport a saggy, flabby and heavy tummy that turns bikini season into ‘oh no, not again!’ season.   Feel confident in your body again with abdominoplasty/tummy tuck.

What is abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty, which is also referred to as a tummy tuck, is a procedure where excess fat and loose/saggy skin is removed. This procedure usually focuses on the entire abdomen, starting at the upper abdomen and moving down to the pubic area. Above the belly button, the skin is usually lifted up to the lower ribs. This helps tighten the muscles and skin.

During abdominoplasty, the belly button is also re-shaped  and any weak or separated abdominal wall muscles are tightened.

Who is abdominoplasty suitable for?

The best way to figure out if a tummy tuck is suitable for you is to speak to a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Nezami is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 35 years of experience in private practice of cosmetic and plastic surgery and will happily sit down with prospective patients to discuss their needs and talk about the procedure in more detail.

However, as a general rule, a tummy tuck is suitable for anyone with excess fat around the abdomen, with sagging, hanging skin and weakened or separated tummy muscles.

What’s the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?

It’s quite common for Dr. Nezami and the Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center to see patients who are consulting for liposuction, when in fact they’re actually more suited to abdominoplasty and vice versa.

While a tummy tuck is suitable for individuals with sagging or drooping skin over the abdomen, liposuction is the procedure of choice for those with localized excess fat over the abdomen. Liposuction candidates usually have good skin elasticity and have no excess skin. They are unable to get rid of their localized excess weight with diet and exercise.

During liposuction, a narrow tube is inserted through a tiny incision in order to suck up excess fat. Liposuction works because it breaks up the fat cells before sucking them up and out of the body.

Compared to abdominoplasty, the recovery period for liposuction is just two to three days and scarring is minimal.

For those who have excess fat on the tummy but only limited amounts of loose skin, the procedure of choice is a mini tummy tuck where only a small amount of skin is removed.

How long does it take to recover from abdominoplasty?

On average, the recovery period for abdominoplasty is around two to three weeks.

Will I scar?

Yes. However, the scar for abdominoplasty is located just above the pubic area from hipbone to hipbone and is very easy to disguise under a bathing suit.

To see before and after photos of each procedure visit our website at www.jacksonvillecosmeticsurgery.com, or click on tummy tuck or on liposuction.

For any other questions please call our Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center at 904-399 5061.

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Learn about Botox injection and Botox pricing.

Over time, most of us develop furrows and wrinkles on our forehead and between our eyebrows that gives us an angry look. The good news is that there is a simple and very effective treatment for it. Botox injections have been administrated safely for more than ten years. Botox injections weaken the muscles causing the wrinkles to soften or disappear.

In our Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Nezami carefully evaluates the facial muscles that need to be treated and he develops a specific program for the patient. Each patient has his or her own chart and a Botox injection sheet where the exact point of injections and number of units is carefully recorded. The results obtained and adjustments needed are carefully written down on patient’s chart. The exact charting is essential to refer to in obtaining the same excellent result each time. In our Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center, we are interested in maintaining a long term relationship with our patients by providing excellent result.

Dr. Nezami performs the Botox injection himself. The procedure takes 15 minutes. The Botox injection does not need anesthesia or sedation. The discomfort is minimal. The effect of the Botox injection is visible 4-7 days after injection and it will last 3 to 4 months.  In order to prevent bruising, we ask our patients to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any anti-inflammatory medication 10 days before their Botox injection.

To read more about Botox injection visit : www.ahnezami.com/Jacksonville-Face-Lift/Jacksonville-Botox and our Botox blogs.

To see additional before and after photo, visit our Botox gallery.

Cost of Botox Injection: In  Jacksonville market the price of Botox is quoted between $8.00 to $16.00 per unit. In order to make an informed decision and adequate comparison patients need to ask the following questions:

• Who performs the injection: a Board certified Plastic Surgeon, a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other specialty physician.

• How many units are injected?

• Dilution of botulinum toxin A with normal saline is an important factor in the pricing of Botox injections. Too much dilution will reduce the concentration of the product and the effects will be more spread out and could affect other muscles.

For more questions call (904) 399 5061.

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3D Photographic Simulation of Breast Enhancement

NEWS RELEASE
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 1, 2013

3D Photographic Simulation Brings a New Dimension to Plastic Surgery at Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center

New technology allows patients to preview how they will look with aesthetic procedures

JACKSONVILLE, FL- If you are one the thousands of people each year considering aesthetic plastic surgery,Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center has some good news for you. Recent advances in three dimensional (3D) photography combined with revolutionary new software allow prospective patients to preview what they will look like as the result of breast augmentation, facial procedures, and more, well in advance of any surgery.

Both the VECTRA® 3D camera and Sculptor software which make this possible were developed by Canfield Imaging Systems, the world’s leading provider of medical photography systems. The process starts with a VECTRA 3D session which produces a three-dimensional photograph of the patient. Then, using Sculptor software, the surgeon is able to simulate the expected results of a variety of aesthetic procedures.

Jacksonville cosmetic surgery center is the only practice in Jacksonville and surrounding area offering this new technology. If you are thinking of having breast augmentation, you ought to take advantage of this imaging to help you select the correct size implant proportionate to your body

“My patients absolutely love this,” said Dr. A.H. Nezami. “For the first time, they’re able to see a 3D picture of themselves with their new look. Because it’s in 3D, I can rotate their picture to any viewpoint and they can really examine the desired result. We can make changes here and there and agree on a final look in advance, and this truly helps them make a decision”.

Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center has been serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beaches and Ponte Vedra since 1981, offering professional, personalized medical care in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Dr. A.H. Nezami is a board certified Plastic Surgeon and is available for consultations by appointment at (904)399-5061.

For additional information:

A.H. Nezami, MD.

Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center

(904) 399-5061

ahnezami@aol.com

www.Jacksonvillecosmeticsurgery.com

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Increasing Botox Effect And Duration With Zinc

Written by A.H. Nezami, MD.,  director and founder of Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center.

Botox Cosmetic injection has become more popular, with more patients taking advantage of this easy way to reduce wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet and between the eyebrows or to reduce sweating under the armpit. Botox has thousands of other non-cosmetic uses as well.   We previously wrote on our blog: Curious about Botox? Jacksonville’s Dr. A.H. Nezami Explains All You Need to Know. and Botox Injections: How to benefit the most and have the best result. We encourage readers to refer to those blogs for additional information.
The effect of Botox cosmetic injection appears quickly within 3 to 7 days. Repeated treatment is needed to maintain the benefits of Botox cosmetic, typically within 3 to 4 months.
Botox needs zinc to work properly. Knowing this fact, Oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Soparkar and his team in a pilot clinical study compared the effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin injections (Botox, Myobloc, or Dysport) with either zinc citrate 50 mg plus phytase 3,000 PU, zinc gluconate 10 mg, or placebo supplementation in individuals being treated for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and cosmetic wrinkles. “Surprisingly, the results showed that in over ninety percent of the patients studied, the zinc/phytase combination resulted in a remarkable improved responsiveness to treatment of blepharospasm using the same amount of Botulinum toxin as previously used,” said Soparkar, M.D. “The toxins seemed to have greater effect and last longer. Potentially, this could mean using less toxin, offering patients financial savings, greater safety, and more consistent results.” This study was recently published: Effect of dietary zinc and phytase supplementation on botulinum toxin treatments. J Drugs Dermatology 2012 Apr 1; 11(4):507-12.
ZYTAZE™ is a prescription nutritional supplement manufactured by OCuSOFT.    Each capsule contains Zinc Citrate 25 mg and Phytase 1500 mg.  ”Two capsules daily for four days prior to and on the day of receiving botulinum toxin injections.  Each prescription package contains 10 capsules. ZYTAZE™ may be taken during meals or snacks, but avoid taking ZYTAZE™ within two hours of other medications and / or supplements.    ZYTAZE™ is a medical food and is intended to be used under the supervision of a physician.” For answers to frequently asked questions and more information about the product, please visit http://www.zytaze.com/faq
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