What is your opinion about Snap-8 peptide, a milder alternative to Botox?


Can Snap-8 peptide, a milder alternative to Botox be administered for personal use by an individual?  If so, how many units would be used in the forehead, eyebrows, etc.


Snap-8 peptide is a skin care ingredient that is available without a prescription, but I would not characterize it as a Botox alternative. Botox is FDA approved, has a clinical history of more than 20 years of use, and there are dozens of peer-reviewed clinical studies attesting to its safety and effectiveness. I cannot find any published clinical trials on the use of Snap-8 peptide for treatment of wrinkles. So while it may be helpful, it doesn't seem realistic to compare it to Botox.

R.A. Baxter, MD

Richard A. Baxter, M.D.
Mountlake Terrace, WA

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