An Upcoming Alternative To Botox

Although Botox is currently the only FDA-approved botulinum toxin type A product available, you can expect this to change as other products progress through trials.

Reloxin is poised to be the first Botox alternative, and doctors expect it to be available by mid-2008. We hear that doctors who have used Reloxin (it's available outside the U.S. as Dysport) see more diffusion compared to Botox; meaning that if someone gets injected to treat the lines between the brows, it can spread outward and soften the expression lines on the forehead as well.

Expect prices to be similar to that of Botox, but dosages to be different, which is why it's especially important to visit an experienced and specialty-appropriate doctor who understands the nuances of all the different injectables available.