FDA-Approved Atlanta Botox Services for a Youthful Appearance
Botox, an incredibly interesting treatment originally used by ophthalmologists to treat eye disorders including uncontrollable spasms and blinking, has become one of the most effective cosmetic procedures used to achieve a more youthful appearance.
One of the AgeLess Center’s most popular anti-wrinkle treatments, these Atlanta Botox services will minimize crow’s feet, furrows between eyebrows, and lines on the forehead that are often caused by frowning.
What is Botox and What is it Used For?
A toxin first identified more than half a century ago, onabotulinumtoxinA was initially used on humans in the 1980s as a therapy for strabismus (crossed eyes) and to provide temporary relief from spasms of the face, neck, shoulder, and even the vocal cords. In 1989 (Oculinum as it was called then), was approved by the FDA for the treatment of strabismus and blepharsospam (eyelid muscle spasms).
But Botox, as it is now known, quickly showed that it had a lot more to offer, notably as a cosmetic treatment that successfully got rid of wrinkles and frown lines.
The discovery that Botox (and therefore the subsequent Atlanta Botox services) could erase vertical glabellar (frown) lines and forehead wrinkles was made by chance by doctors in Canada in 1987. However it wasn’t until 2002 that the FDA would approve its use for this purpose.
In the interim, in 2000, Botox was approved by the FDA for the treatment of cervical dystonia that produces shoulder and neck spasms.
In 2002 Botox Cosmetic was approved for the “temporary improvement of frown lines” in the form of glabellar lines or wrinkles in between eyebrows in the center of the face.
- 2004 it was approved for treatment of hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating)
- 2010 is was approved for the prevention of chronic migraine headaches in adult patients
- 2013 it was approved to “improve the appearance of crow’s feet” which are usually identified as lines beneath the far corners of the eyes
According to the FDA’s media release in 2013, treatment for crow’s feet and frown lines could be given at the same time.
It also stated that Botox Cosmetic worked by tightening muscles which resulted in making wrinkles look less prominent. Safety and effectiveness had been established in two clinical studies involving 833 adults.
Atlanta Botox Services at the AgeLess Center
Boasting the best prices and service in the Atlanta area, the AgeLess Center’s botox services are aimed at creating a more youthful appearance.
Following the FDA authorization and approval of Botox, treatment focuses on making facial skin smooth and wrinkle free. Typical furrows between the eyebrows, crows’s feet at the corners of the eyes commonly caused by smiling, and frown lines on the forehead, are all targeted.
Botox is a quick, simple, nonsurgical treatment that blocks nerve impulses in muscles that cause wrinkles and furrows to form.
Since it was first approved by the FDA in 2002, millions of people have been successfully treated with Botox.
So if you’re looking for top quality Atlanta Botox services, the AgeLess Center can help you. Contact us for more information or make an appointment today.