Botox…a reason to smile!

Botulinum Toxin (BTX), or BOTOX, was discovered in 1820 by German scientist Justinus Kerner as he was looking for the cause of food poisoning.

It wasn’t until the 1950’s that Botox was found to relax hyperactive muscles. In the 1980’s, nearly 160 years after its discovery, the FDA approved Botox for use in humans. And women have been smiling ever since.

But Botox has many more uses than smoothing out crow’s feet and frown lines. Botox is now used to treat crossed eyes, severe migraines, an overactive bladder, and excessive underarm sweating.

Research continues as science discovers other uses for this 196 year-old drug. And that’s something to smile about!