Botox has a birthday!Not much in cosmetic advancements has been more significant than the introduction of Botox cosmetic 10 years ago. According to an Allergan press release Botox cosmetic celebrates its 10 year anniversary April 15, 2012. According to their release BOTOX® secured its initial FDA approval more than 22 years ago as a treatment for two rare eye muscle conditions, which made it the first product of its kind approved globally.
Botox Hits The Market for Cosmetic Purposes
In 2002, the same formulation with adjusted dosing to treat frown lines was approved under the name BOTOX® Cosmetic. “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,” said David E.I. Pyott, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Allergan, Inc. “BOTOX® Cosmetic has become the number-one 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.(1, 2”)
Botox in the Hands of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
The introduction of Botox cosmetic has given plastic surgeons an added tool for achieving optimal results for facial rejuvenation patients. As an ASPS board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Seify has the training and experience to effectively treat the underlying muscle structure of facial muscles to achieve the maximum benefits of Botox injections. He is able to assess not only the limitations of each injection site but also consider the benefits of surgical intervention that will provide the most cost effective and aesthetically pleasing long-term results. Many patients can benefit by having a browlift and blepharoplasty in conjunction with Botox treatments. For some patients this is part of a facial rejuvenation treatment plan that allows the patient to have the most natural and aesthetically pleasing result at every stage of the aging process. Botox results are heavily dependent upon the skill and expertise of the injector. It is advised that patients are consistent in their treatment using Botox cosmetic, as well as utilizing the same injector each time Botox is administered. It is believed that this allows for the best long-term results as it eliminates the need to guess where previous Botox was injected. Botox popularity is expected to continue to increase as more patients discover its benefits. Dr. Seify welcomes patients to consult with him and discover if Botox cosmetic and related facial rejuvenation procedures are right for them.