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What is botox cosmetic?
60 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
11 doctors agree
In brief: What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles.
For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines.

In brief: What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles.
For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: It's Botox!
Botox cosmetic is botulinum toxin (onabotulinum a) formulated, produced and marketed by allergan, it is a prescription medicine that injected into muscles and fda approved to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
It is also used off label for a variety of other indications.

In brief: It's Botox!
Botox cosmetic is botulinum toxin (onabotulinum a) formulated, produced and marketed by allergan, it is a prescription medicine that injected into muscles and fda approved to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
It is also used off label for a variety of other indications.
Dr. Andre Berger
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6 doctors agree
In brief: Purified protein
Botox is a purified protein - the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin.
It is administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, forehead creases, crow's feet near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck.

In brief: Purified protein
Botox is a purified protein - the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin.
It is administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, forehead creases, crow's feet near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Botox
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults

In brief: Botox
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Cosmetic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Its a medication
Its an injectable medicine that temporarily weakens the muscles you inject it into.
Its very safe and very effective

In brief: Its a medication
Its an injectable medicine that temporarily weakens the muscles you inject it into.
Its very safe and very effective
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Botox cosmetic
it is a purified protein that blocks muscle action. When it is injected into specific muscles, it can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

In brief: Botox cosmetic
it is a purified protein that blocks muscle action. When it is injected into specific muscles, it can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Natural Protein
Botox is similar to penicillin in the sense that it is found in nature as a product created by another organism, and the product can be purified and used to our benefit when used appropriately.

In brief: Natural Protein
Botox is similar to penicillin in the sense that it is found in nature as a product created by another organism, and the product can be purified and used to our benefit when used appropriately.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Botox Cosmetic
Botox cosmetic tm is the botulinum toxin serotype a manufactured by allergan and is the same as Botox used by neurologists for muscle dystrophy and by ophthalmologists for eyelid muscle problems but is packaged differently and has separate fda clearance.

In brief: Botox Cosmetic
Botox cosmetic tm is the botulinum toxin serotype a manufactured by allergan and is the same as Botox used by neurologists for muscle dystrophy and by ophthalmologists for eyelid muscle problems but is packaged differently and has separate fda clearance.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: OnabotulinumtoxinA
That mouthful is the drug name for Botox cosmetic.
It is used to weaken the muscles which cause wrinkles, most often in the upper 1/3 of the face. Injections are relatively painless, and take a few minutes. The drug starts to work in 4-7 days and usually lasts 3-5 months. It is a close relative of dysport, which is a slightly different version of botulinum toxin (& is dosed differently).

In brief: OnabotulinumtoxinA
That mouthful is the drug name for Botox cosmetic.
It is used to weaken the muscles which cause wrinkles, most often in the upper 1/3 of the face. Injections are relatively painless, and take a few minutes. The drug starts to work in 4-7 days and usually lasts 3-5 months. It is a close relative of dysport, which is a slightly different version of botulinum toxin (& is dosed differently).
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Harry Greenberg
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: A Toxin for Muscles
Botox cosmetic is used to relax muscles in motion.
I have a lecture on botulinum toxins that you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQs5Brc1ISQ Results typically last 4-6 months!

In brief: A Toxin for Muscles
Botox cosmetic is used to relax muscles in motion.
I have a lecture on botulinum toxins that you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQs5Brc1ISQ Results typically last 4-6 months!
Dr. Harry Greenberg
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Allergan has medical use BOTOX and aesthetic use Botox, i.e. BOTOX Cosmetic.. Both are the same...
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Botox
It is a medication injected into facial muscles to stop muscle movement temporarily and thereby improve facial wrinkles.
It usually last 3-6 months

In brief: Botox
It is a medication injected into facial muscles to stop muscle movement temporarily and thereby improve facial wrinkles.
It usually last 3-6 months
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. George Markle
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Botox Cosmetic
Botox cosmetic is the drug manufactured by Allergan for medical/dental use of many treatments in the body.

In brief: Botox Cosmetic
Botox cosmetic is the drug manufactured by Allergan for medical/dental use of many treatments in the body.
Dr. George Markle
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Dr. Jeffrey Lagrasso
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Neurotoxin
Botox is a neurotoxin which is injected into an area to stop the nerves from transmitting an impulse.
It stops the muscle from working for a defined period of time, typically 3 to 6 months in most people. For cosmetic reasons we use Botox to stop the muscle on the face to minimize forehead lines, glabellar lines and the lines that cause crows feet. It can also be for reconstructive use.

In brief: Neurotoxin
Botox is a neurotoxin which is injected into an area to stop the nerves from transmitting an impulse.
It stops the muscle from working for a defined period of time, typically 3 to 6 months in most people. For cosmetic reasons we use Botox to stop the muscle on the face to minimize forehead lines, glabellar lines and the lines that cause crows feet. It can also be for reconstructive use.
Dr. Jeffrey Lagrasso
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Botox
Please review the link attached for complete information on Botox http://www.
botox.com

In brief: Botox
Please review the link attached for complete information on Botox http://www.
botox.com
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is the neuro-
modulator Botox, used for cosmetic purposes to help wrinkles.

In brief: It is the neuro-
modulator Botox, used for cosmetic purposes to help wrinkles.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Botox for cosmetics
Botox cosmetic is a medication used to reduce crow's feet, wrinkles and furrows by relaxing facial muscles.
It is an injection of botulinum toxin under the skin of the face.

In brief: Botox for cosmetics
Botox cosmetic is a medication used to reduce crow's feet, wrinkles and furrows by relaxing facial muscles.
It is an injection of botulinum toxin under the skin of the face.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Botulinum Toxin
Type A made by Allergan is what we now as Botox.
Botox Cosmetic is just a marketing gimmick, its not any different than there other Botox products.

In brief: Botulinum Toxin
Type A made by Allergan is what we now as Botox.
Botox Cosmetic is just a marketing gimmick, its not any different than there other Botox products.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Botox
For wrinkles.

In brief: Botox
For wrinkles.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: FDA significance
Regular and Botox cosmetic are identical and this is a semantic distinction primarily for fda and insurance billing purposes.

In brief: FDA significance
Regular and Botox cosmetic are identical and this is a semantic distinction primarily for fda and insurance billing purposes.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Botulinum toxin
is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles.

In brief: Botulinum toxin
is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Same
Same as regular botox.
Packaged for cosmetic use. Have botox injected by facial plastic surgeon

In brief: Same
Same as regular botox.
Packaged for cosmetic use. Have botox injected by facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Neeraja Mattay
Dermatology
In brief: Line reducer
Botox Cosmetic is well known for its line reducing capabilities.
This safe purified protein product works by inhibiting the contraction of muscles in the upper face. Treatment is comfortable and quick, with results lasting several months. Botox has been safely used around the world for many years and continues to produce gorgeous results. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/

In brief: Line reducer
Botox Cosmetic is well known for its line reducing capabilities.
This safe purified protein product works by inhibiting the contraction of muscles in the upper face. Treatment is comfortable and quick, with results lasting several months. Botox has been safely used around the world for many years and continues to produce gorgeous results. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/
Dr. Neeraja Mattay
Dr. Neeraja Mattay
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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: Wrinkle treatment
Botox Cosmetic is Allergan's version of Botulinum Toxin A, which is FDA approved to treat wrinkles in the glabella (the "11s" between the brows) and the crow's feet.
Is is often used off label for other facial lines. It works by relaxing the muscles of facial expression. For more information on Botox and Dysport see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/non-surgical-procedures/botox/

In brief: Wrinkle treatment
Botox Cosmetic is Allergan's version of Botulinum Toxin A, which is FDA approved to treat wrinkles in the glabella (the "11s" between the brows) and the crow's feet.
Is is often used off label for other facial lines. It works by relaxing the muscles of facial expression. For more information on Botox and Dysport see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/non-surgical-procedures/botox/
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
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Dr. Kirk Churukian
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Botox Primer
Botox is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A and is primarily used to radically reduce wrinkles and improve appearance of the face.
While Botox is frequently referred to as a "poison" - in the hands of a trained physician, it is completely safe with no permanent side effects. Because it is so effective, quick, and simple, it has become the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world!

In brief: Botox Primer
Botox is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A and is primarily used to radically reduce wrinkles and improve appearance of the face.
While Botox is frequently referred to as a "poison" - in the hands of a trained physician, it is completely safe with no permanent side effects. Because it is so effective, quick, and simple, it has become the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world!
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Dr. Kirk Churukian
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Dr. Janet Turkle
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Botox
When allergan obtained fda approval for using Botox for cosmetic applications, they specified it as 'botox cosmetic' to differentiate its use from all of the many and varied medical uses.
It is the same substance.

In brief: Botox
When allergan obtained fda approval for using Botox for cosmetic applications, they specified it as 'botox cosmetic' to differentiate its use from all of the many and varied medical uses.
It is the same substance.
Dr. Janet Turkle
Dr. Janet Turkle
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