What are the ingredients on Botox?

Q:

Does it have silicone? What else does it contain?

A:

The ingredients in Botox re listed by the manufacture and available on line at several web sites. Some links include:

http://www.rxlist.com/botox-drug-center.htm

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM176360.pdf

 

Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Botox is botulinum toxin with the concentration meticulously controlled. It prevents the conduction of motor nerve impulses and, thus, prevents the function of the muscle into which it is placed. With millions of injections a year, it has proved exceptionally safe. If you asre interested in reducing facial wrinkles, see an expert injector such as an ASAPS member.

A:

Daisy,

Botox is a botulinum toxin type A. To ensure safety and the preservation of its efficacy, proper storage and handling must be done. Only genuine botox is considered safe.

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