Botox is actually the trade name for a substance injected into the skin which is known to inhibit muscle movement and can prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening. Botox is a medical treatment that can be used to help relax facial muscles. This makes lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines, less obvious. Botox can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan-sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.