Topical Botox to become a reality?
March 23, 2011
Although Botox has proven to be an effective and simple treatment to reduce wrinkles and sweating, some individuals who fear needles may be unwilling to consider the injectable cosmetic procedure. However, it appears that researchers are making strides toward a topical form of Botox, according to AOL's StyleList.
The research results from a study looking into the new form of Botox are encouraging.
"This is a good first study," an expert told the news source. "The idea of [topical Botox] has been talked about for a while. It looks promising. The crow's feet area is the logical place to start because the skin is thin there. It could work eventually in other areas, with this type of transdermal delivery."
Researchers used the botulinum toxin gel on 36 participants between the ages of 35 and 60. If this form of Botox does go mainstream, it could eventually help curb excessive sweating.
Botox is just one of several different types of cosmetic injectables, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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