Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Kanpur
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What does botox contain?
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Botox is the best-known brand name of cosmetic injections containing botulinum toxin A, a natural and purified protein. It is an FDA-approved and most tested product on the market. Other FDA-approved products for similar treatment are Dysport and Xeomin. Botulinum toxin A present in botox, a neurotoxic protein produced by Clostridium botulinum, is capable of causing disease in humans. But it is also used commercially as well as for medical reasons.
On an average, botox works for:
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Botox, along with another botulinum toxin A injection, lasts for about 3 to 6 months. It usually takes one to three days for botox to start showing its effect, which usually peaks in two to four weeks. Then, the effect of botox starts degrading and wears off gradually after 3 to 6 months. Therefore, it is advisable to give a gap of 6 months between botox treatments.
Which of the following substances is usually present in dermal fillers?
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Dermal fillers usually contain naturally occurring substance known as hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is naturally synthesized in our body and is distributed widely throughout epithelial, connective, and neural tissues. There are other kinds of filler materials, which are also available in the market and are FDA-approved. Some of them are calcium hydroxylapatite, collagen, poly-l-lactic acid, and poly(methyl methacrylate) beads.
Which of the following is not a dermal filler product?
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Myobloc is not a dermal filler product. Myobloc injection contains rimabotulinum toxin B, which is indicated for the treatment of cervical dystonia in the adults. It causes a temporary reduction in the muscular activity by blocking the nerve activity in the muscles. Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse are few of the tested brands that are approved by the FDA for use as dermal fillers.
Which of the following product was launched to reduce under chin fullness?
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Kybella is the first and only approved product by the FDA which is meant to destroy fat cells under the chin (submental fat). Kybella contains synthetic deoxycholic acid which is naturally synthesized in the body. Deoxycholic acid present in our body helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella is injected into the fat beneath the chin, which destroys the fat cells to reduce the fullness under the chin.