Botox is a brand of injectable treatment that is used to temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
It is made from a purified form of the toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is responsible for causing botulism.
The history of Botox dates back to the late 1800s, when botulinum toxin was first isolated by a bacteriologist named Emile van Ermengem.
However, it wasn’t until the late 1970s that botulinum toxin was first used as a treatment for muscle spasms.
In the 1980s, Dr. Alan B. Scott, an ophthalmologist, began using botulinum toxin to treat strabismus (a condition in which the eyes are misaligned) in children. This led to the development of the brand Botox, which was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of strabismus in 1989.
In 2002, Botox was also approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines. Since then, it has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world and has a extreamly safe record, especially when administered by a medical professional.
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