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Q&A with Dr. Steinspir: What Are the Best Botox Alternatives?

Published on April 1, 2015


Not so sure I want to try Botox. Are there good alternatives that will help me get rid of wrinkles on my forehead the same way Botox does?


botox before and after photos

Botox before & after photos

There are no real alternatives to Botox except other forms of Botulinum toxin A (the active ingredient in Botox).

Botox and Botox Cosmetic is made and distributed by Allergan, Inc. The vials contain the identical medication. There are medical conditions that benefit from Botox.

However, insurance companies don’t pay for cosmetic treatment. To keep things simple, Allergan elected to market a product that was clearly labeled cosmetic to keep things straight. In France, Allergan markets Botox Cosmetic under the name Vistabel.

Galderma Pharmaceutical Corporation, the maker of Restylane and Restylane Lyft®, will soon be bringing to the United States market a Botulinum toxin A product called Reloxin, currently available in Europe as Dysport. This product has not received FDA approval, which is expected soon. When it is received, Reloxin will compete directly with Botox in the US market. Read more by Dr. Steinspir

To learn more about procedures and treatments performed by Beverly Hills | Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir, contact us at 310-274-7422

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