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Filler Frontier: Popular in Europe, Belotero (a hyaluronic acid filler awaiting FDA approval) will soon find its niche among injectables in the U.S. Thanks to its texture, it's an ace at treating shallow nasal labial folds and undereye bags. "Fillers can cast blue discoloration under the skin if injected too close to the skin's surface," Brandt says, describing what is known as the Tyndall effect (aptly named after the nineteenth-century physicist who discovered why the sky is blue). Because Belotero's consistency is thinner than that of other fillers, "it will be a good option for the most superficial injections," Brandt says.
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Freeze Frame: The FDA recently approved Xeomin, a third type of botulinum toxin, for treating frown lines. "Xeomin is just pure botulinum toxin," Fusco says. "No additives means less chance of antibodies being formed. If someone develops a strong antibody response, the injection may not work."
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