Scientists develop safer and more effective form of botulinum toxin for cosmetics

The drug is used for a wide range of cosmetics and health care applications such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and treating pain

Scientists have discovered an engineered form of botulinum toxin (BoNT) that may be more potent and have less adverse effects, presenting potential opportunities for cosmetic use.

BoNT is currently used in a wide range of applications for cosmetics and health care, including treating chronic pain and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

The drug functions by attaching to nerves near their junction with muscles, after which . . .

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