Which is better botox injections or botox creams?

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Which is better botox injections or botox creams?

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Botox is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin. There are other brands, but all are injectable and must be administered by a competent physician. There are "Botox" creams on the market, but, as far as I know, none have ever been shown to be effective in eliminating muscle function and the wrinkles it causes.

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Botox injections are better.  They can be placed precisely into target muscles and the quantity used is easily controlled.  The topical creams that claim to have effects similar to botox, were studied in the sides of the eye area where fine lines and wrinkles, called crow's feet, deepen from squinting.  Here, they were felt to penetrate the thin skin easily and effect the muscle underneath that is closely adherent to the skin, but have not shown an effect in other areas with thicker skin and multiple layers of muscle fibers.

Vaishali B. Doolabh, M.D. - View Other Answers by this Doctor
Jacksonville, FL

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Botox Injections or Creams? – Topical Botox may be available in the near future, but it will only be used for hyperhydrosis and potentially, for the fine crow’s feet lines. It will not be efficacious for full shaping of the eyebrows and/or lip areas.

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