Botulinum Toxin A is classified as a prescription only drug in the UK which means it can only be prescribed by a doctor, dentist or an Independent Prescriber after a thorough consultation. This consultation will ascertain your suitability for treatment as well as discuss with you the potential side effects of the therapy and how to minimise this. Bocouture is a leading brand of Botulinum toxin Type A made by a company called Merz Pharma Uk Ltd. Bocouture is licensed and approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to treat the expression lines of the upper face. Three areas are commonly treated. Vertical lines between the eyebrows caused by frowning - known as the glabellar region, horizontal lines on the forehead caused by raising your eyebrows, and laughter lines around the eye also known as crow's feet. It works by partially immobilising the muscles that form expression lines so the skin smoothes out. Although some deep expression lines may not go away. Botulinum Toxin is often referred to by the widely known trade name 'Botox'.