National Botox Day

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Welcome to the world of National Botox Day! Get ready to erase those wrinkles and laugh lines, because this is the day dedicated to the magic of botulinum toxin injections. Whether you're a seasoned Botox veteran or a curious first-timer, we've got all the internet history and fun facts you need to know about this fabulous national day.

When is Botox Day?

It's national botox day on the 20th November.

The Internet History of National Botox Day

Did you know that National Botox Day was first established in 2009? It was created to celebrate the incredible ability of Botox injections to temporarily reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. The internet hasn't stopped buzzing with excitement ever since!

Over the years, the hashtags #NationalBotoxDay and #GoodbyeWrinkles have trended on social media, with people from all walks of life sharing their experiences, before-and-after photos, and expert tips. Websites and blogs dedicated to beauty and skincare have joined the celebration, offering special discounts, tutorials, and even virtual Botox parties for those looking to enhance their appearance.

On November 20th, 2019, the internet went into a Botox frenzy with a whopping 262 online mentions of National Botox Day. It seems like everyone wanted to get in on the wrinkle-reducing action, sharing their love for Botox and spreading awareness about this cosmetic procedure.

Fun Facts About Botox

Did you know that Botox was originally approved by the FDA for medical use? It was first used in the late 1980s to treat a variety of conditions, including muscle spasms, excessive sweating, migraines, and even overactive bladders. Its cosmetic use to minimize wrinkles and fine lines came later, and the rest is history!

History behind the term 'Botox'


Discovery of botulinum toxin

In the year 1820, German physician and poet Justinus Kerner first discovered the botulinum toxin. He came across cases of food poisoning caused by spoiled sausages, which led him to identify the toxin responsible for the illness. Kerner named the toxin 'botulinum' after the Latin term 'botulus' meaning sausage, due to its association with spoiled meat.


Pioneering research by Dr. Edward J. Schantz

In 1946, Dr. Edward J. Schantz, an American scientist, successfully isolated and purified the botulinum toxin. His research laid the foundation for further exploration of its uses and potential medical applications. This breakthrough opened up possibilities for the toxin's therapeutic potential, paving the way for future developments in the field.


Medical applications emerge

During the 1980s, doctors and researchers began to explore the medical applications of botulinum toxin. Dr. Alan Scott, an ophthalmologist, discovered its ability to temporarily relax eye muscles, leading to the development of Botox as a treatment for certain eye disorders. This initial use sparked interest in the potential cosmetic applications of the toxin to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.


FDA approval for cosmetic use

In 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved the use of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) for cosmetic purposes. This opened up a new era of non-surgical treatments for reducing facial wrinkles and rejuvenating the appearance. Botox gained widespread popularity and became a household name for cosmetic procedures.


Continued research and evolving applications

Today, Botox continues to evolve, with ongoing research into its various medical applications. It is commonly used in cosmetic procedures, such as reducing wrinkles and fine lines, but also finds application in treating medical conditions like muscle spasms, migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and even depression. As scientific understanding of the botulinum toxin improves, its potential therapeutic uses are still being explored and expanded upon.

Did you know?

Fun Fact: Botox injections are not just for humans! Some veterinarians use Botox to treat certain medical conditions in animals, like muscle spasms and urinary incontinence. Who knew our furry friends could benefit from a little wrinkle-reducing magic too?


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First identified

9th November 2016

Most mentioned on

20th November 2019

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