The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Botulinum Toxin (Botox Cosmetic) for Frown Lines
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Botulinum toxin type A (Botox Cosmetic - Allergan) has received formal approval from the FDA for treatment of glabellar ("frown") lines in adults not more than 65 years old, and is being heavily advertised. Even before this approval, cosmetic use of botulinum toxin to reduce wrinkles on the face and neck had become a popular alternative to cosmetic surgery (Medical Letter 1999; 41:63). Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) and type B (Myobloc) are approved for treatment of cervical dystonia (Medical Letter 2001; 43:53), and type A has been approved since 1989 for treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm. ... more
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