Botox® Botulinum Toxin Type A & B
What are the products by this brand?
Botox is a world-renowned neuromodulator that is manufactured by Allergan. It contains Botulinum toxin type A
extracted and purified from Clostridium botulinum
bacteria. You can choose from 50 or 100 units of this popular toxin. This muscle relaxant should only be handled by legally certified and well-experienced physicians. The white toxin powder must first be reconstituted with a sterile, preservative-free saline solution resulting in a clear to slightly yellowish solution without any suspended contaminants.
Bestselling products world-wide?
Botox is the leading brand of botulinum toxin. In fact, its brand name is quite synonymous to the aesthetic procedure itself due to its immense popularity! As of now, the brand is the most studied muscle relaxing injectable in clinical trials and peer-reviewed articles. It is also approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries due to its excellent quality and results.
How long has it been on the market?
Although it wasn’t originally designed for health purposes, this toxin was found to temporarily relax muscles. Fast forward decades later, in 1989, it was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of eyelid spasms. In 2002, it was approved by FDA to improve the appearance of glabellar lines.
How does it work effectively?
Skeletal muscle contractions, such as smiling and frowning, require the conscious effort of the brain. The muscles contract when they are acted upon by nerve and chemical impulses. Problems arise when the muscles contract too much and too quickly, resulting in incapacitating spasms.This botulinum toxin is an extremely potent neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes muscles. The toxin is harvested from Clostridium botulinum bacteria, Hall strain. It is then purified to contain only a therapeutic concentration, while still leaving the accessory proteins intact. Once administered, the toxin binds to impulse receptors in the muscles, resulting in a localized reduction in muscle activity
What are the active ingredients that make the brand unique?
This muscle relaxant contains botulinum toxin type A which is a powerful neuromodulator that renders injected muscles temporarily paralyzed. Hence, muscle spasms are controlled, allowing for relief from various medical conditions or for the appearance of wrinkles to diminish, depending on the condition being treated.
Why is it different from other brands?
Compared to other similar products that are free from any complexing proteins, Botox still retains its accessory proteins. However, the latter still has a good safety profile and remains a favorite for many doctors.
What skin type is it suitable for?
There are several indications this brand is suitable for. It is suitable for most skin types.
- Glabellar lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (lines fanning from the outer corner of the eyes)
- Chronic migraines
- Bladder dysfunction (overactive bladder)
- Primary axillary hyperhidrosis
What are some of the side effects?
Inform your client of any potential reactions, and the appropriate treatment that may accompany it.
Common side effects:
- Local inflammatory responses (e.g. discomfort, pain, swelling, redness, itching etc.)
- Muscle stiffness Most often than not, the reactions differ according to the area of treatment. But, these effects are generally mild.
Serious side effects:
- Allergic reactions (e.g. difficulty breathing/swallowing/talking, hives, nausea, dizziness etc.)
If left untreated, serious reactions can even be life-threatening. Hence, prompt identification of side effects and subsequent medical attention are important.
Why should you choose Botox?
Botox is a world-renowned brand of botulinum toxin with exceptional quality and performance. The countless clinical trials, reviews and patient feedback further cement its status as a leading brand of botulinum toxin.