The UNM Department of Dermatology and the University Hospital Dermatology Clinic announce the expansion of services offered to patients through the establishment of a BOTOX® clinic.   More than one million people nation-wide have been treated with Botox®  since the FDA has approved its use in 2002 for smoothing moderate to severe frown lines in the face as well as for treatment of severe sweating of the underarms, hands and feet  that doesn't respond to topical ointments.  

"We are committed to being the premier provider of dermatological services to the state while providing cutting edge medical education for our medical residents," said Steve Padilla, M.D., professor and chair of the UNM School of Medicine Department of Dermatology.

The Botox® procedure will be available, effective Monday, March 5, 2005 for a fee of $13.00 per unit (most procedures require an average use of 20-25 units.)

BOTOX® belongs to a class of drugs called botulinum toxins. BOTOX®, a focal agent intended to reduce muscle contraction, is the brand of botulinum toxin type A made by Allergan. BOTOX® is the most studied brand of botulinum toxins and has been helping patients worldwide for more than 15 years

The UNM Hospital Dermatology Clinic is located at 1021 Medical Arts Avenue, with convenient, free parking for patients.  Call 272-6222 for more information to set up an appointment. Since most BOTOX® procedures are cosmetic, they require payment, by cash or credit card, at the time of service although treatment of severe sweating by BOTOX® may be covered by a patient's insurance and the clinic will handle insurance billing for those procedures. 

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Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322