March 1, 2012 – If you’ve been considering getting botox injections as a wrinkle treatment, you should know that there are different types of the botulinum toxin and some are more effective than others. According to a report issued from the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (JAMA), one type produces significantly better results.

There are two types of Botox injections. Both are derived from botulinum toxin type a, with one being onabotulinumtoxinA approved by the FDA in 2002 and abobotulinumtoxinA which was approved by the FDA in 2009.

The article states that a study was done on 90 patients who had one side of their face injected with one type of protein serum and the other side injected with the other type of protein serium to treat crow’s feet and other facial wrinkles. About two-thirds of the patients said they noticed much better results in wrinkle reduction on the side of the face that was treated with abobotulinumtoxinA. More research will have to be done, but with this first study at least, the results were visibly better.

And another study done by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation and published in ScienceDaily stated that when a test group of people viewed before and after photos of people who had Botox injections, they rated the patients higher in terms of dating, attractiveness and even athletic ability in their after photos. So does that mean if you get Botox injections or other cosmetic surgery you’ll have more dating success? Not necessarily, but it may mean that first visual impressions really do make a difference.

[tags]Botox, Wrinkle Treatment, Cosmetic Surgery[/tags]