Category Archives: Latisse

BOTOX purchased in 2014 by our Modesto Surgical Practice

Allergan products purchased by our Modesto Botox Practice in 2014.

Allergan has a robust reporting system which can track your purchases throughout the year.  The graphic below represents the amount of Botox, Juvederm Latisse, Voluma and breast implants purchased from Allergan over the 2014 year.  However, not all these products were delivered in 2014.   It is possible that some of these products have a “scheduled” shipment in 2015.  Natrelles listed here are breast implants.  There are other companies which sell breast implants, such as Mentor.  Mentor is the maker of the memory shape implant and is a competitor to Allergan.  In our Modesto Plastic Surgery practice, we carry a whole array of Mentor breast implants and have at our use many Natrelle implants.

Botox Bottles purchased in 2014, along with Juvederm, Latisse and Voluma
Botox Bottles purchased in 2014, along with Juvederm, Latisse and Voluma

In 2014, 365 bottles of Botox were purchased.

As for the Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus and the Juvederm Voluma – those are boxes of the product.  There is more than one syringe in a box.  More on this topic another day.  As for the Latisse, it is in cases – many many Latisse boxes in a case.

Please feel free to visit us in Modesto.

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Calvin Lee, MD
Calvin Lee, MD

 

A Thank You Letter from Allergan

This letter was sent out to myself, Dr. Tammy Wu, and my Modesto Plastic Surgery staff.  We had sent out one of the original letters of support for Allergan which was mentioned in this letter.

Allergan manufactures and distributes the Botox, Latisse, and Juvederm which we use very often in our Botox practice in Modesto, CA.

Highlights of this letter from the makers of BOTOX:

  • November 17th, Allergan announced that Actavis will acquire Allergan.
  • Actavis shares the long standing Allergan commitment to innovation.
  • The acquisition will probably close in quarter 2 in 2015.
  • Until then, it is business as usual for Allergan Medical.

Read the rest of the letter:


December 17, 2014


Dear Aesthetic Customers:

I would like to take a moment to thank you for supporting Allergan over many years, and in particular, during the last eight months. Many of you sent letters and emails voicing your support for our company and our priorities. It was your voice that provided the fuel and reinforced the importance of maintaining a culture that continues to bring value to patients and customers.

As you know, on November 17th, we announced that Allergan has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Actavis will acquire Allergan. I am very pleased with this outcome and excited for the next chapter as Actavis is highly committed to the success of the Aesthetic specialty, and to providing new programs to further support the growth of Aesthetics market and your continued success. Importantly, Actavis also shares the long standing Allergan commitment to innovation, and bringing meaningful new products to market.

We expect that the acquisition will close in Q2 2015. Until then, it will remain business as usual for Allergan Medical, with no change to your representative support and continuation of the programs and services that you value, including our Allergan Partner Privileges (APP) program, Brilliant Distinctions, Direct to Consumer Advertising, and Allergan Practice Consulting services.

We know you have choices in the market, and always appreciate your choosing Allergan. We look forward to serving you and your patients during the months ahead and as we combine Allergan with Actavis later in 2015.

Sincerely,

David Pyott


 

Who is Allergan?

Allergan is the Company who makes BOTOX

Allergan is the company who makes BOTOX, Latisse, and Juvederm.  These are three popular products offered at Surgical Artistry.  Latisse is a take-home product, unlike BOTOX and Juvederm which are injected (by Dr. Calvin Lee).

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Allergan cosmetic products

Allergan is also regarded as an ophthalmic (eye) pharmaceutical specialty company

Allergan makes many other pharmaceutical products – many of them are for the eye – conditions such as dry eye.

Eye Products include:

  • Restasis
  • Lumigan
  • Acuvail

How many Billions in sales for Allergan?

  • It is estimated that Allergan has $7 billion in sales in 2014

Advertising spending for Allergan?

  • In 2012, it is estimated that Allergan spent 162 million in advertising.

Allergan Location?

Headquarter is in Irvine, California

Allergan Merger?

Allergan plans to merge with Actavis.  The battle for Allergan started in April 2014 when Valeant made a bid for Allergan.  Actavis plans to pay $66 billion for Allergan.  Brent Saunders is the CEO and president of Actavis.

For more information about Allergan including the CEO’s BLOG.

  • Allergan home page – this is a great place to start learning about Allergan.
  • AllerganViews: The CEO of Allergan has a blog.  “Our Pursuit, Life’s Potential.” That is Allergan’s vision, and every day, around the globe, our more than 11,000 employees work to deliver on this vision.  David Pyott is the current CEO, as of the writing of this blog which is Dec 10, 2014.
  • Allergan on Twitter
  • Allergan also runs the Brilliant Distinctions program.  Click here to log in direction to Brilliant Distinctions.

Links For Physicians and Nurses who inject Botox and perform Breast Augmentation

Visit Surgical Artistry in Modesto, CA

That’s our BOTOX and Plastic Surgical Practice in Modesto, CA

Latisse as an adjunct to BOTOX eye treatments

How to use Latisse – scroll to video

BOTOX around the eyes

BOTOX can be used to accentuate the eyes by lessening the wrinkles around the eyes.  Two areas of FDA approved usage of Botox around the eyes would be for the Glabellar complex and for the crows feet.

What if the eyelashes were accentuated?

Enter Latisse!

Latisse would make the eyes really stand out beautifully by allowing the lashes to grow longer, thicker and darker.  There’s much discussion to Latisse.  Consider visting the official Latisse website.   Or one of our Modesto Latisse webpages.   And there’s more information about us at our Modesto Botox webpage.

Picture from Allergan.  She is not an actual patient of Surgical Artistry's.
Picture from Allergan. She is not an actual patient of Surgical Artistry’s.

If the eyes are windows to the soul.  Eyelashes are some pretty impressive window treatments.

Latisse comes in a 3ML or 5ML kit.  But Latisse kits are usually not sold at your local Hunter Douglas window covering dealers.  You can find them in doctor’s offices, such as ours in Modesto, CA.

Please visit our Botox practice in Modesto, California and we’ll show you some of our own personal tips regarding Latisse.

Here’s a Video regarding applying Latisse – the video is made by Allergan.  Allergan is currently in the process of merging with Actavis.  Valeant apparently is no longer in pursuit.

Credits and Disclaimers:  Latisse picture is not from an actual patient of ours.  Please visit your doctor in person for medical advice and for personalized details regarding Latisse and BOTOX.

Email from Allergan about Actavis 11-19-14

I got this letter below from Allergan on 11-19-14 (today) addressing the merging of Actavis and Allergan.  Allergan wanted to stress that they would continue a high quality of research and development as they had before.  Karla from our office sent me a copy of this email which she got, and she wrote that  “It looks like Allergan will become part of Actavis soon.  This email confirms it and reaffirms their commitment to continuing research and development.”

Here’s the letter from Allergan, the makers of our cherished Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse.  For more information about these products, visit our Modesto Botox and Juvederm page.

 

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The fight over Botox!

 

 

November 19, 2014

To our valued customers:

As announced in a press release earlier this week, we are pleased to share that Actavis and Allergan have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire Allergan in a deal valued at approximately $66 billion. Bringing our two companies together represents a powerful strategic combination, creating a dynamic, top 10 global pharmaceutical company.

We anticipate that the acquisition will close in 2Q 2015. Until then, it will be business as usual, with no impact to our operations or the high quality of service that you have come to expect from Allergan. Once the transaction closes, we will notify you of any relevant changes, and it is our goal to minimize any possible impact this could have on you, your patients, and our employees.

Like us, the Actavis culture is centered around innovation and customer service, and investment in R&D will remain one of the top priorities of the integrated company. The combined company will offer a broad portfolio of products in Eye Care, CNS/Neurosciences, Medical Aesthetics/Dermatology/Plastic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Women’s Health and Urology and Anti-infective therapeutic categories, as well as the highest quality generic, branded-generic and Over-the-Counter products. The combined company will provide an exceptional level of R&D support, with approximately $1.7 billion invested annually in brands, generics and biopharmaceuticals aimed at delivering high quality products to address unmet patient needs.

We want to thank you for your support and to assure you that we remain dedicated to exceeding your expectations and delivering products and services that make a difference to you and your patients. We look forward to sharing more details of our combined products and services in the future. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact your sales representative or visit our websites at actavis.com and allergan.com.

Sincerely,

Brent Saunders, CEO and President, Actavis

David Pyott, Chairman and CEO, Allergan

Latisse Pricing changes at Surgical Artistry Modesto, California

Latisse pricing change to start 11/10/14

We are increasing the price of Latisse at our Modesto Surgical Artistry practice.  But it’s only slight – I hope you will understand.  We have tried to keep the prices low.

Original Size Latisse is now $100 per kit

  • The List price of Latisse 3ML is $125, our price is still better at $100.
  • Our pricing used to be $95

Large size Latisse is now $155 per kit

  • The List Price of Latisse 5ML is $180, our price is still better at $155 per kit
  • Our pricing used to e $145
  • The 5 ML kit, according to some of our Modesto Botox Patients, corresponds better to a Botox Cycle – which is every 3-4 months.

Our Latisse is authentic Latisse purchased directly from Allergan USA

  • It is not watered down, tampered, or shipped from another country outside of the USA.
  • Allergan is conveniently located in California.