RimabotulinumtoxinB vs. onabotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of forehead lines: an evaluator-blind, randomized, pilot study
ABSTRACT Background Optimum dose ratios of rimabotulinumtoxinB (BTX-B) and onabotulinumtoxinA (BTX-A) have not been determined for forehead wrinkles. Objective To compare the efficacy and safety of BTX-B and BTX-A for the treatment of forehead lines. Methods Twenty-two women (mean age, 40 years) with symmetrical moderate to severe forehead lines were randomized to receive single intramuscular injections of BTX-A and BTX-B on either side of the forehead, at a potency ratio of 1 : 70 or 1 : 100. Subjects were followed-up for 16 weeks. Four physicians evaluated patients' photographs according to the 4-point Facial Wrinkling Grade (FWG). Clinical Improvement Scale (CIS) was calculated by subtracting FWG score at each visit from that at baseline. Patient satisfaction scores and adverse events were also recorded. Results Both BTX-A and BTX-B were effective for the treatment of forehead lines. At both potency ratios, BTX-A had a longer duration of action than BTX-B, while BTX-B led to faster improvement than BTX-A. There was no significant difference in CIS between 700 U and 1000 U BTX-B treatments. Adverse effects were mild and transient. Conclusion Both BTX-A and BTX-B were effective and well tolerated for the treatment of forehead wrinkles at potency ratios of 1 : 70 and 1 : 100.
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ABSTRACT: Background: Masseter hypertrophy can be ameliorated by botulinum toxin. Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of RimabotulinumtoxinB (BTX-B) and OnabotulinumtoxinA (BTX-A) in the treatment of masseter hypertrophy. Methods: Sixteen women with bilateral masseter hypertrophy received single injections of BTX-A or BTX-B at a dose ratio of 1:50 or 1:70 in a 24-week double-blind randomized split-face study. Results: Both BTX-A and BTX-B produced significant improvements in masseter hypertrophy. The maximum volume reduction, as determined by computed tomography scanning, at week 12 was comparable between BTX-A and BTX-B at a dose ratio of 1:70 (15.6 and 14.2%, respectively). At week 24, only masseters treated with BTX-A maintained a significant volume reduction. Investigator ratings and patient satisfaction scores paralleled objective computed tomography measurements. Conclusion: Both BTX-A and BTX-B are effective in the treatment of masseter hypertrophy. BTX-B, at a dose ratio of 1:70, has a comparable efficacy but a shorter duration of action than BTX-A.Dermatology 06/2013; 226(3). DOI:10.1159/000349984 · 1.69 Impact Factor