May 22
The Science of BOTOX® Cosmetic
22 May, 2014. 0 Comments. Latest News. Posted By: AliciaB
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.1 Botulinum toxins have been studied for more than 100 years. In the late 1890s, scientists first identified C. botulinum as a cause of food poisoning (botulism). Scientists continued to study its effects, exploring its therapeutic uses in the late 1960s.2 By 1989, BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) was approved for medical use.3 The same product with dosing specific to glabellar lines was approved as BOTOX® Cosmetic in 2002. The BOTOX® Cosmetic formulation In nature, the botulinum neurotoxin associates with complementary nontoxic accessory proteins to produce protein complexes.4,5   Approved Uses BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription…