Botox, a temporary wrinkle reducer, is one of the most popular medspa treatments at Blu Cocoon. You may know many people who use it but do you know much about it? We wanted to share with you some fun facts about the treatment that has turned millions of frowns upside down.

The “official” definition of Botox, as stated by the manufacturer Allergan, is:

“BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.”

Botulinum toxins were first used in the 1960s to treat neurological disorders such as uncontrollable blinking of the eye, spasms of the upper eyelid, and crossed eyes. Doctors had an “aha!” moment and noticed a side effect – softening of forehead frown lines. Fast forward a few decades (and what we are sure included tons of research and clinical trials) and Botox Cosmetic is born!

Last year, in 2013, over 6.3 million* people had Botox or Dysport injections! And Botox is not just for your mom:

What else can we tell you about Botox?

Interested in a Botox treatment in San Jose at Blu Cocoon? Request an appointment online or call us at 408.295.2580.

* Botox stats from American Society of Plastic Surgeons “2013 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report”

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