The injection of botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, has become very popular for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the aging face. First granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat frown lines in 2002, Botox remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market, and its popularity continues to rise. Multiple formulations of botulinum toxin exist, including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.
Botulinum toxin A is considered a medical treatment. Therefore, as with all medical treatments, prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa should conduct an in-person exam by either a doctor, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant. Although each state treats each procedure differently, AmSpa recommends that only an RN or higher-level practitioner perform botulinum toxin A or injectables. Please check with your local medical board, nursing board or health care attorney for more information.
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