Single-session Botox safe, effective

Guttman, Cheryl
April 2005
Dermatology Times;Apr2005 Supplement 2, Vol. 26, pS14
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The article presents information related to Botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Botox Cosmetic; Allergan). Botox can be used safely and effectively in a range of doses to simultaneously treat a spectrum of upper facial rhytids in adult women, although use of a higher dose affords benefits for improved magnitude and durability of response without compromising safety. Analysis of adverse event data collected at each visit showed there were no dose-related differences in either the incidence or type of adverse events reported. Rates of 50 percent or greater improvement ranged from 80 percent to 95 percent in all groups at weeks two and four, but by week eight, only 55 percent of women treated with the lowest dose still exhibited that degree of response.


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