What are the products by this brand?
Bocouture® is a muscle relaxant manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH. It contains botulinum toxin type A that is derived from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This neuromodulator is available with 50 or 100 units of botulinum toxin in white powder form, packaged in a glass vial with a bromobutyl rubber stopper and tamper-proof seal. It is very important that only licensed medical practitioners administer this toxin.
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This medicine is renowned world-wide due to its excellent efficacy in erasing troublesome wrinkles. It has been purified thoroughly to contain the least amount of complexing proteins that could induce antibody formation and subsequently diminish its strength.
How long has it been on the market?
Initially, in 2008, this medicine was launched in the UK as Xeomin® for treating medical conditions such as blepharospasm (uncontrollable eyelid spasms) and cervical dystonia (involuntary neck contractions). Bocouture, in comparison, is approved for treating horizontal frown lines, vertical lines between the brows, and lateral periorbital lines.
How does it work effectively?
Skeletal muscle movement—also known as voluntary movement—is regulated by nerve impulses and conscious effort. Under normal circumstances, adequate impulses are generated for necessary movements. Unfortunately, these movements can lead to premature wrinkles and lines. Bocouture is designed to effectively relax muscles by preventing the release of nerve impulses. By blocking these impulses, the targeted muscle remains temporarily immobile and wrinkles become less prominent.
This an innovative botulinum type A injectable, containing the neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, has removed the complexing proteins. The botulinum toxin complex undergoes extensive purification to remove traces of these proteins. Commercially available preparations of botulinum toxin type A often contain both the neurotoxin and its complexing proteins.
This toxin has been found to contain the least amount of proteins compared to other preparations in the market. This means there is minimal risk of antibody formation even in repeated applications of the medication. Patients will be able to experience similar benefits at a much longer duration.
What are the active ingredients that make the brand unique?
The main component which makes this muscle relaxer unique is the minuscule amount of complexing proteins when compared to other similar toxins on the market. It allows for the neuromodulating agent to quickly relax any contracting muscles and sustain the desirable results for a longer duration.
Why is it different from other brands?
Despite its immense toxicity, this injectable contains highly purified Botulinum toxin type A at a therapeutic dosage. As well, it contains the least amount of complexing protein. Hence, the risk of therapy failure due to the development of neutralizing antibodies is low.
What skin type is it suitable for?
As an aesthetic-enhancing medicine, it is suitable for skin affected by moderate to severe wrinkles, such as horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and lateral periorbital lines.
What are some of the side effects?
Common side effects:
- Localized inflammatory reactions (e.g. pain, redness, swelling, itching etc.)
- Bruising or bleeding at the injection site
Fortunately, these reactions are typically mild and temporary in nature. Inform your client to contact you should these side effects persist or worsen.
Serious side effects:
- Localized muscle weakness
- Toxin spread
These reaction are extremely rare. Nevertheless, you should inform your patient of all possible reactions and have them come back in for treatment if necessary.
Why should you choose Bocouture?
Bocouture is a highly effective muscle relaxant. The neurotoxin has been expertly formulated at a curative concentration with least amount of complexing proteins to address common aesthetic concerns, such as frown lines and crow’s feet.