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New Botox Rival Approved
By Angelique Serrano | 07/15/2009 - 12:33

The muscle relaxer Botox has some new competition by the name of Dysport, a new FDA-approved form of Botulinum Toxin A. Botulinum Toxin A is an FDA-approved muscle relaxer that temporarily “freezes” muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkling in the forehead. The main ingredient in Botox and Dysport is the same, but the carrier system—the proteins that help transport the Botulinum Toxin A—is different.


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Brazil Offers Free Botox and Chemical Skin Peels to Its Poorest—Good or Bad Idea?
By Monica Herrera | 11/11/2008 - 13:49

Want free Botox? You'll have to move to a favela to get it. The Associated Press reports from Rio de Janeiro that Brazilians who make less than $250 (or appoximately 555 Brazil reais) are now being offered free Botox injections, laser hair or acne removal treatments and chemical skin peels, all thanks to the Brazilian Society of Esthetic Medicine. (On the plus side, nutritional counseling is offered gratis as well.)


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