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Botulinum Toxin for Cosmetic Use

The History of Botulinum Toxin for Cosmetic Use The FDA approved botulinum toxin for cosmetic uses in 2002. Contrary to popular belief, botulinum toxin has many uses that don’t involve treating wrinkles. Botulinum toxin (BT) was approved for cosmetic use after years of doctors noticing that patients treated with BT had improvement of the wrinkles between their eyebrows (aka the glabellar frown lines). BT was first used in humans in 1977, and it was approved for strabismus in 1979. Eventually, they extended the indications to include blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. Finally, it was available to the rest of us in 2002 for […]