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Botox Turns 10!

April 16, 2012

Botox, the toxin Botulism, was first identified in the 19th century, but it’s wrinkle-fighting cosmetic use hit a milestone on April 15th, 2012. It turned 10!

April 15 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Botox for cosmetic use. But it has been nearly two centuries since the toxin was identified.

In OCRegister The Peel iPad edition 4/14/2012, read the full timeline of Botox’s history, starting in the 1820s with German doctor Justinus Kerner’s finding of a toxin in spoiled sausages that causes food poisoning…

The very first Botox ad, April 15, 2002:

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