i really want to know where i can find this cream . the nurse told me after i did Botox needles that there are a cream that helps to keep the efficacy of the Botox for longer time .
Do You Know Where I Can Find the Botox Cream ?
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Topical botox gel for wrinkles
A gel form of botulinum toxin has been studied for several years and is still undergoing FDA trials. I am aware from having had discussions with a principal investigator in the trials that the results are promising but it is designed to help maintain the results of injected Botox and would not replace the injections as the gel would not be as effective. Patients would be able to get a prescription for this item, if FDA-approved, and use it at home in between Botox treatments. Of course, there would be the typical restrictions such as, but not limited to: avoidance in pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Web reference: http://www.thenyac.com/botox/index.html
Unfortunately, Botox is currently only available as an injectable, not a cream. I would speak directly with the nurse who suggested the cream to find out what treatment she was referring to.
Extending the life of Botox
Extending the life or efficacy of your Botox treatment with a cream is not something that's available. Going back to your provider at regular intervals and occasionally using another neuromodulator (Dysport) is a good way to keep up with wrinkle prevention.
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At present, there is only Botox and alternatives such as Dysport and Xeomin which are different versions of botulinum toxin, but with quite similar results. There is a Botox-type cream that is currently being studied and looks quite promising, but it is not yet on the market. Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.
Botox injections and Xeomin injections for wrinkles
Botox injections are available in the US, but Botox cream is not yet available. I also use Botox alternatives such as Xeomin for the correction of wrinkles. Surgery90210
Botox not available in a cream
sorry, Botox is not available in a cream and there is no other cream that helps it last longer. I would ask the practioner what exactly they were talking about, maybe there was a misunderstanding. Botox is being studied for topical use, and it would be great if it works, but its not clear yet.
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