Over the last 30 years, the Neurotoxin “Botox” has become a household name to patients, medical professionals, nosy neighbors, and every beauty guru all around the globe. The word “Botox” has become synonymous when referring to all aesthetic procedures regardless of context or treatment.
Botox can be considered the originator of non-surgical anti-aging treatments. As Botox celebrates its 30th anniversary, with over 100 million vials sold and administered globally, let’s take a look back at some of its biggest wins and most fascinating facts about the world’s most versatile Neurotoxin.
Botox first surfaced in the medical word in the late 1980s initially as a therapeutic treatment to treat common concerns amongst adults such as chronic migraines, bladder leakage, neck spasms, and many more. It was not until the early 2000’s that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Botox for cosmetic purposes – temporary reduction in the appearance of severe to moderate fine lines and wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic and Botox Therapeutic are sold differently to consumers to distinguish a clear difference between the two products and their intended uses.
So, what is Neurotoxin, Botox exactly? Allergan (the company who created Botox) is the world’s leader in Neurotoxin science and has clinically proven results to temporarily reduce the movements in facial muscles that cause moderate to severe wrinkles and creases in our skin. The most commonly treated areas being the forehead, glabella, and crows’ feet. Botox Therapeutic proudly treats over 14 medical concerns (including but not limited to excess sweating – Hyperhydrosis, Neck Spasms, Chronic Migraines and more), this number continues to grow as the researchers at Allergan discover new and innovative ways that Botox can treat other medical concerns, ultimately improving the lives and health of millions of patients globally. Being a leader in cutting-edge science and technology, Allergan has paved the way for multiple other neurotoxins that set out to achieve similar success.
A Botox treatment by a GraceMed injector is a short process and recovery is generally quick. Tiny injections administered directly into the mimic muscles and it enables the muscles to relax by blocking a chemical that is usually released to cause them to contract. When a Botox treatment is done incorrectly, or by an inexperienced injector, serious side effects can incur, such as an eyelid droop, dry or excessive tearing, a crooked smile, or even cockeyed eyebrows.
What sets Botox Cosmetic apart from its competitors is its astounding history, real-world use, and science-backed evidence of reliability. Patients and administrators rely on Botox because it delivers a promise, and continues to remain accessible and affordable making it the best choice for any clinic or provider.
Over 100 countries have approved the Neurotoxin, Botox. It continues to deliver amazing and undeniable results that doctors, nurses, and patients cannot get enough of. Join GraceMed in celebrating Botox’s 30th anniversary by coming in for a free consultation and book this promotion for the month of August:
* One promotion per client * Must be used in one treatment * Botox promotion can be banked * Limited appointments for the month of August – Book TODAY!
August promotions cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions and/or offers from GraceMed. Cannot be used with any promotional gift cards.
Whether you’re planning a life-changing surgical transformation, simple mole removal, or a quick aesthetic touch-up, GraceMed is pleased to offer multiple clinic locations to meet your needs in the GTA. GraceMed has medi spa services in Oakville, Burlington, and North York