Is Frotox the new Botox?

2 May 2013

A new anti-ageing cosmetic treatment is available in the UK, following a year of research. The procedure, called cryotherapy but more commonly known as Frotox, is being hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox.

Cryotherapy reduces the appearance of wrinkles through injections of liquid nitrogen into muscle nerves. The shots usually target forehead wrinkles via two injections administered into each temple. The injections then freeze the nerves for about four months’ time, making muscles relax and wrinkles disappear temporarily.

Developers of the treatment at myoscience, a California-based company, are making big claims about Frotox. However, there is a degree of uncertainty involved, as injections are delivered in the hope that the right nerves are struck to achieve results. Alternatively, Botox, a safe, effective form of cosmetic surgery, has been around for 30 years, so practitioners are familiar with it and have refined their methodology. Side effects of Frotox have yet to be determined.

Learn more about Spire Healthcare’s perfected cosmetic procedures, including face lifts and nose reshaping.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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