Happy Birthday BOTOX: 15 Years of Frown-Busting


In April 2002, BOTOX was officially approved by the FDA for treating frown lines.

The treatment was initially the reserve of celebs, but in recent years has hit the mainstream with millions of women and men having had the anti-ageing jab worldwide each year.

BOTOX® Injections

BOTOX® is the brand name for Allergan’s botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin has been used for medical purposes since the 70’s, when it was first used to treat treat strabismus, a problem with the eye muscle.

It now treats a variety of medical conditions – including cerebral palsy, stroke and Bell’s Palsy.

There are over 800 known applications for BOTOX now, but the best known use is to tackle the signs of ageing.

In aesthetic treatments, BOTOX® is used to smooth out lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the fine dynamic facial muscles which form wrinkles at the skin’s surface, allowing the skin to drape more evenly and smoothly. The treatment is very effective and in the right hands, very safe.

The most common treatment areas for BOTOX injections are:

  • forehead – horizontal lines across the forehead
  • frown lines – vertical ‘glabellar’ lines between the eyebrows
  • crow’s feet – ageing lines around the eyes

BOTOX Treatments

SkinViva’s Doctors & Dentists offer a range of non-surgical treatments with advanced use of BOTOX®.

Their team offer free consultations at their main clinic in Manchester and also work closely with partner locations. Clinics are held at salons and centres in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Stockport and Bury.

A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is arranged with an experienced aesthetic clinician. The same individual would carry out treatment and this can normally be done at the same appointment if required.

SkinViva Manchester

SkinViva was established in 2008 and has an excellent reputation for offering high quality skin treatments in the North West.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with a cosmetic doctor or dentist, please call 0161 865 1141, email contact@skinviva.com.