Botox

Friday, July 26, 2002 - 11:06 a.m.
Botox

Botox is the latest innovation in cosmetic improvements, using a substance derived from lethal bacteria to prevent or get rid of "worry lines" on the forehead. But it's long been used as a therapeutic agent for treatment of certain...

Botox is the latest innovation in cosmetic improvements, using a substance derived from lethal bacteria to prevent or get rid of "worry lines" on the forehead. But it's long been used as a therapeutic agent for treatment of certain neuromuscular disorders. A panel talks about how Botox works and how it's used today.

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Guests

Dr. Stephen Reich

associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Dr. Cynthia Kleppinger

medical officer and clinical reviewer in the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Dr. Cheryl Burgess

medical director of the Center for Dermatology in Washington, DC

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