Is Botox Vegan Friendly and Cruelty-free?

Botox is the single largest performed cosmetic procedure in the world today. And as of January 2021, the total number of vegans in the world is approximately 79 million. Lets find out whether veganism and Botox go together...


What is veganism?What is veganism?


A vegan is a person who does not eat or use any animal products. Apart from vegans there are many others who are searching for cruelty-free products and cosmetic treatments that don’t include animal ingredients, or are involved in animal testing.

What is Botox?What is Botox?


Botox


Severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms

Blinking that you can’t control (blepharospasm)

Eyes that point in different directions (strabismus)

Chronic migraine

Overactive bladder


Is Botox vegan?Is Botox vegan?


The actual Botox injection is vegan friendly. It goes not contain any ingredients of animal origin. But it does have albumin from human plasma as a preservative.


Also, like any other pharmaceutical grade medication, it does involve animal testing before it can be certified as safe for human use.


So, no.. Botox is not vegan.


The final wordThe final word


dermatologist


But, if it was for other conditions such as an overactive bladder or cervical dystonia then the decision would be more difficult.

Dr Niketa Sonavane is a Celebrity Dermatologist and founder of Ambrosia Aesthetics, Mumbai. She is considered as one of the best dermatologist in Mumbai.
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