Jul 15

Will Botox Be Replaced by "No-Tox"?

With the growing trend toward more permanent results, we are surprised that more than 6 months after receiving FDA approval, Glabella Furrow Relaxation(GFX), or “No-Tox”, has received little hype.

The minimally invasive procedure uses radiofrequency thermal energy to “shock” the nerves that allow you to frown (and only those nerves, avoiding the all-over frozen look that many women are scared of when considering Botox). The results appear to last at least 2 years, and essentially replace those painful Botox shots between the eyes.  Of course that doesn’t mean no more Botox because the procedure is only for the frown lines and does not replace Botox in other areas, such as around the eyes.

GFX sounds like an ideal alternative for those who get Botox routinely or those too scared of being injected with a toxin. There are, however, two drawbacks:

1. Only two doctors in the entire United States are performing the procedure right now, and…

2. For the $2000-3000 price tag, you may be able to just get a brow lift.

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  1. kate July 19th, 2008 10:45 pm

    Very interesting treatment, but wow…for that $2000-$3000 price tag, I’d want to see many doctors performing it, and see a long track record of it really lasting at least two years, before I’d go for that!

    I currently do the botox just for the between-the-eyebrows frown lines and am very pleased with the results; I don’t get it injected elsewhere and don’t have that “frozen” mask look. Still, something that lasted longer would be great…

  2. Admin July 21st, 2008 12:25 pm

    Kate,
    We agree. In general, we are not the sort to jump on the band wagon, or be the first on the block doing some new procedure. However, in speaking with some of the surgeons who were part of the FDA trial, they seemed to be pretty impressed with the results they were getting.

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