Botox Cosmetic is the first and only treatment of its kind. It works beneath the surface to temporarily reduce the muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines, and more. This treatment helps skin to look visibly smoother and reduce signs of aging. Botox Cosmetic has a unique history of how a substance found in nature has been harnessed and utilized for both medical and aesthetic improvements. This substance is called onabotulinumtoxinA. When Allergan acquired this substance, they saw the potential for therapeutic use. After clinical trials, they submitted data to the FDA and the product became the first and only treatment of its kind to obtain FDA approval for therapeutic use.
1989 – FDA Approval for Therapeutic Use
In 1989, onabotulinumtoxinA received FDA approval for therapeutic uses. It was rebranded as Botox and continued study and expanded research took place through clinical trials. The trials studied the treatment’s safety and efficiency in treating frown lines and wrinkles in hopes of gaining FDA approval for aesthetic uses as well.
2002 – FDA Approval for Aesthetic Use
On April 15, 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA as a temporary aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. This product was marketed as Botox Cosmetic to distinguish the aesthetic treatment from the therapeutic treatment. Botox Cosmetic was the first treatment of its kind to be approved for aesthetic use and today it remains the only FDA-approved product able to treat wrinkles and frown lines.
Today, Botox Cosmetic is approved for use in 95 countries and is the best-selling treatment of its kind. With over 100 million vials sold in the United States alone, Botox Cosmetic is one of the world’s most recognized and iconic brands. The community of Botox Cosmetic patients continues to grow while the product’s effectiveness has been proven through more than 16 years of published research. This research includes 528 articles in scientific and medical journals. It is one of the most widely researched and studied treatments of its kind.
Botox Cosmetic is a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of skin conditions including wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and more. Call Florida Aesthetics today to learn more about Botox Cosmetic. Schedule a complimentary consultation appointment to find out if this treatment is right for you.