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We've got a big battle brewing between skin care companies, and I'm betting both can win.





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are squaring off in the battle for face share, and the stakes are high.

Allergan has the top half of your face with Botox, the muscle-paralyzing treatment of choice for forehead wrinkles and furrowed brows, and Medicis owns the bottom with Restylane, popular for plumping those lines that extend from the sides of the nose downward. But we've been hearing about the rise of Allergan's dermal filler Juvederm for the bottom half; you can't use Botox down there because it freezes people's faces.

The word is that Allergan's drug is superior to Medicis', but you know what? It might not matter. Allergan's got superior research but Medicis has a superior sales force, and in this war, that might take precedence. Medicis also has great partners who develop drugs for it to sell.

What I think's most important is that both companies have plenty of room to grow. The tendency is to believe that only one can win. That's a mistake. Both companies have more growth ahead of them than they know what to do with because of the aging baby boomer cohort.

Don't get dissuaded from believing in one or the other.

They both work here.

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