Reloxin will be a new wrinkle relaxer that is expected to get FDA approval for the treatment of wrinkles soon. Similar to Botox, Reloxin is purified botulinum toxin type A. It works like Botox by preventing the contraction of muscles that create wrinkles in the overlying skin. Like Botox, Reloxin can be used to treat frown lines, forehead lines, and crows feet.
However, Reloxin is not exactly the same as Botox. The subtle differences between Botox and Reloxin, such as differences in how long the treatments last and differences in the types of side effects, remain to be discovered. Also, the cost of Reloxin will not be known until its release.
Reloxin, which is known by the name Dysport outside of the U.S., has been used for many years in other countries for cosmetic and non-cosmetic purposes. Physicians and patients alike await Reloxin’s approval for use in the United States.