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Botox Receives FDA Approval for Treating Crow’s Feet
Date:9/23/2013

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013

According to a September 11, 2013 CBS News report entitled “Botox Now FDA-Approved for Treating Crow’s Feet,” Botox had been officially approved for Crow's feet, which are wrinkles at the outside corners of the eyes. OnabotulinumtoxinA, known by the trade name 'Botox', is made from the same neurotoxin which can cause food-borne botulism. When this product is used correctly by directly injecting it into a specific muscle in controlled doses, however, the paralyzing effect of this substance freezes the muscle in place, which can make wrinkles appear far less visible on the skin's surface. (Go to: goo.gl/YVi63k)

“Doctors have been treating crow's feet with this product for years,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “From a physician’s perspective, the FDA’s approval won’t have much of a practical impact.”

As reported by CBS News, Botox received approval in 2002 to treat glabellar lines, which are frown lines between the eyebrows, Botox is now approved for use on crow's feet as well, which are known as lateral canthal lines. These latter wrinkles are believed to be caused by common facial expressions, such as smiling, squinting and frowning. After being treated with Botox by a professional, patients often notice the anti-wrinkle effects for as long as six months.

The report goes on to note that the risks associated with the use of this product are indicated on the boxed warning label, which is the FDA's strongest warning. However, when this treatment is applied according
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