1. HISTORY OF BOTOX?

Botox® has been used medically for a long time to treat very specific muscular conditions such as:

  1. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  2. Chronic migraines
  3. Muscular disorders such as cervical dystonia (a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions)
  4. Some bladder and bowel disorders
  5. Eye muscle related conditions caused by nerve disorders (causing uncontrollable spasms of the eyelid for example)

Since the mid-1980s however, Botox® has also been used cosmetically to remove or prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Cosmetic treatments include:

  1. Treatment of frown lines
  2. Treatment of crow’s feet (lines on the side of the ey