People around the world commonly use botox to minimize the fine lines that that appear with age. The FDA's approval signifies that the product is safe for use by the general public.
“This additional indication will provide people with a new FDA approved treatment option for those seeking a smoother appearance,” said Susan Walker, M.D., director of the Division of Dermatology and Dental Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
According to Science Recorder, Botox Cosmetic works by keeping the muscles relaxed in the area of the wrinkle so that the lines are less visible.
In 2002 the drug was approved by the FDA for temporary improvement of labellar lines, which are wrinkle lines between the eyebrows, known as frown lines.
Doses of Botox Cosmetic are administered by intramuscular injections.
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