Myobloc is the anti-wrinkle treatment from Solstice Neurosciences. Myobloc is
made by Solstice Neurosciences while
BOTOX is from
Myobloc is similar to BOTOX because of the way it is delivered and administered.
Both products are reconstituted with saline and use a very fine needle for
injection. Both BOTOX and Myobloc address the issues of aging facial skin;
however, they are very different in properties since they also differ in
Myobloc is derived from Botulinum Toxin Type B while
BOTOX is from Botulinum
Toxin Type A. Clostridium Botulinum Types B and C cause illness in animals.
Photo courtesy of Myobloc -
Myobloc relieves muscle contraction by blocking acetylcholine- the nerve
transmitter that tells the brain to command the muscles to contract upon
movement. Injecting Myobloc around the areas in need of treatment - can reduce
muscle contraction, which will result in the reduction of fine lines and
It usually lasts up to about 3 months and after that period of time, fine age
lines and wrinkles will soon re-appear as the effects of the Myobloc fades.
Myobloc does not last as long as BOTOX.
If you are pregnant,
planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
If you are taking any
prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary
If you have allergies to
medicines, foods, or other substances
If you have nerve problems
or disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, motor neuropathy), muscle
problems or disease (myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome), heart
problems, bleeding disorders, seizures, or severe weakness or wasting of
the muscles at the injection site
If you have inflammation,
scarring, or other skin disorders at the injection site
If you have used other
botulinum toxin injections within the past 4 months – such as BOTOX
Toxic effects might occur
with certain drugs (Gentamycin, Clindamycin) magnesium, neuromuscular
as Warfin, can increase the risk of bleeding at the injection site.