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Dr. Corey Maas provides insight into new neuromodulators currently seeking FDA approval at this year's Global Aesthetic Conference.
The big news in neuromodulators is that two new products are seeking FDA approval, but one is pushed back because it is seeking concurrent approvals. In other news, physicians who offer neuromodulators for patients’ cosmetic concerns are getting better results because they’re learning not to overtreat - especially, the forehead.
This is according to facial plastic surgeon Corey S. Maas, M.D., who practices in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe and is Associate Clinical Professor of facial plastic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Maas presented “Best Practices for Fillers/Neurotoxins” today at the Global Aesthetics Conference, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Revance (Revance Therapeutics), a topical neuromodulator seeking FDA approval, has been delayed because they are seeking concurrent approval of injectable and topical products, according to Dr. Maas.
Revance was reportedly near approval for its topical product, when the company let the FDA know that it wanted to seek approval for its injectable version, which might be longer lasting.
“The good news about this is the more neuromodulators on the market, the better. On the horizon, Evolus [Alphaeon Corporation]. We are a part of that program and have restrictions about what we can say, but I can tell you from my experience with it that it is going to be very competitive with the other products and will make an impact once it gets approved by the FDA, depending, of course, [on] how they price it and position it in the market.”
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