BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic (also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily eliminates frown lines, thick bands in the neck and forehead creases.

The way this injection works is by blocking the nerve impulses while paralyzing the muscles temporarily, which leads the skin to a more refreshed appearance. Botox injection has also been shown effective in relieving muscle spasms in the eyes and neck as well as relieving migraine headaches and sweating. In fact, in 2010 the US Food and Drug Administration BOTOX Cosmetic 300x223 BOTOX Cosmeticapproved Botox for the use of treating chronic migraine headaches.

The product is a protein complex producing bacterium Clostridium botulinum which contains the toxins used for food poisoning. Botox Injections are one of the most fastest growing cosmetic procedures in the industry according to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. It was first approved in 1989 to treat two eye muscle disorders and strabismus. By 2002 the Food and Drug Administration was satisfied by studies that Botox reduced frown lines up to 120 days therefore approval was granted to use this drug for this type of condition.

The following types of Botox are available and can be found on the product website www.botox.com:

BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA): for the use of chronic migraine patients and cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, strabismus, and upper limb spacticity

BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): for the use of reducing moderate to severe frown lines in between the eye brows

BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA): for individuals with severe underarm sweating

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