Just over 26 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox® for cosmetic use. However, it’s been around for much longer than that – it was discovered in the 1820s, and has been used in a medical context since 1950s!
Botox® injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world with over 6 million treatments administered every year. Botox® isn’t just used for aesthetics purposes, but also for treating medical conditions such as excessive sweating (Hyperhydrosis), migraines, twitching muscles and even vision problems!
Read below a brief timeline of the history of Botox® from when it was first discovered and it’s many uses over the years: