Botox is a trademark brand name that Allergan has given to the botox neurotoxin. Other neurotoxins brand names include Dysport, Nuceiva and Xeomin. These are prescription medications and are controlled substances that are administered by licensed health care professionals only. It is essential for patients to consult their physician prior to receiving any treatment with a neurotoxin.
Neurotoxins have been extensively researched and are approved and regulated by Health Canada for non-permanent, non-surgical cosmetic augmentation. Neurotoxins are also FDA approved.
Over time, constant facial movement results in dynamic facial lines that can become static at rest. Neurotoxins are a purified protein derivative that can be safely used in a non-invasive fashion to temporarily relax the muscles they are injected into, helping to minimize the look of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. With regular botox treatments, you can soften these lines providing a more youthful appearance.