Botox

     

    Botox is an injectable treatment that is in the group of drugs called neuromodulators. Botox is the trade name for the drug onabotulinumtoxinA. It is manufactured by Allergan. Botox was the first drug of this group used medically for cosmetic and non -cosmetic uses. It is the prototype of this group.

     

    According to Allergan the clinical use of Botox is the result of more than 100 years of study into botulinum toxin type A. Botox is one of the world's most widely-researched medicines with approximately 2,300 publications in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. Botox is currently approved in approximately 85 countries for 25 different indications to help patients worldwide.

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    Within days after your treatment with you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles in the areas treated. The commonly treated areas are the frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead. Officially the FDA has approved Botox only for use in the frown lines or glabella area, use in other areas is referred to as off label use and is common place. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last between 3-4 months. As with any cosmetic procedure results can vary patient to patient, injector to injector.

     

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