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Only on SkinInc.com: Botox Celebrates 10 Years! With Tips on Working With Botox From Terri A. Wojak

Posted: April 25, 2012

Following this news items are tips from Terri Wojak, director of True University and True Skin Care Center in Chicago, about how skin care professionals can best work with technologies such as Botox in their facility.

According to Allergan, Inc., April 15, 2012, was the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in patients age 18–65.

“When approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox Cosmetic changed the way that physicians could treat patients who were interested in improving the appearance of their vertical frown lines between the brows,” says David E.I. Pyott, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Allergan, Inc. “Botox Cosmetic has become the No. 1 neuromodulator in the United States and the number of patients considering talking to their doctor about treatment has more than quadrupled to 5.8 million since 2002.”

Botox secured its first FDA approval more than 22 years ago as a treatment for two rare eye muscle disorders, making it the first product of its kind approved in the world. In 2002, the same formulation with dosing specific to frown lines was approved under the name Botox Cosmetic.

“The FDA approval of Botox Cosmetic enhanced the practice of plastic surgery by providing plastic surgeons with a new treatment option for patients seeking to reduce the appearance of vertical frown lines between the eyebrows,” says Malcolm Z. Roth, MD, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.