The History of Botox Cosmetic

In 1987, ophthalmologist Dr. Jean Carruthers discovered the effects of Botox on facial wrinkles when a patient she treated for blepharospasm requested to have her forehead injected as well because of the improvement she observed in her periorbital region. She then begin to study the effects Botox had on other adjacent muscles in the face. At the same time, her husband, Alastair Carruthers (a dermatologist) was trying to provide anti-aging treatments to his patients and joined Dr. Carruthers in studying the effects of neurotoxin. Eventually in 1992 the Carruthers published a paper reporting that Botox injections improved glabellar lines. This became the legendary beginning of cosmetic treatment using neurotoxins for anti-aging effects.

For a nearly a decade dermatology, plastic surgery, and aesthetic providers experimented with Botox and studied the effects various doses and injection techniques had on fine lines and wrinkles in the face. In 2002, Allergan received FDA approval for Cosmetic Botox for glabellar lines (commonly known as the 11’s).

Neurotoxins have come a long way in the last 2.5 decades. Botox remains one of the most studied medications in the history of modern medicine. It has numerous medical indications and many cosmetic utilizations. Treatment doses and injection techniques have been finessed and refined over time. New neurotoxins have come to market; new treatment areas have been pioneered.

Collectively the medical field has learned how to mitigate risks and manage adverse events. Today the average Botox Cosmetic treatment has few complications and great rewards - improving confidence, enhancing beauty, minimizing depression, and improving the overall quality of life of the patient treated.

Whether you’re seeking to prevent or combat the signs of aging, enhance your facial expressions, or augment your beauty, Botox Cosmetic is powerful and life changing treatment.

At Skin Synthesis, our bespoke Botox assessments and evaluations have one goal in mind: To deliver the best Botox treatment you’ve ever had.

We believe it is more than just a Botox appointment: It is a relationship. At Skin Synthesis we pride ourselves in doing things differently. Our aesthetic injectors provide world class care in a luxury, boutique setting. Instead of asking ‘what can we do for you,’ it’s far more meaningful to first ask ‘who are you,’ ‘what are you hoping for, and ‘what are you afraid of?’ These questions create a roadmap, orient the compass, and keep us on track towards your true north. We see you and we believe the only aesthetic treatments worth pursuing not only have excellent clinical results but are tailored to your mental, emotional, and physiologic needs and desires.

Synthesize the skin you’re in and wear it confidently.