BOTOX® Cosmetic Day takes place on the third Wednesday in November. This year, it takes place on November 20. This day recognizes the impact this prescription treatment has had on American life and the world in general. BOTOX® Cosmetic Day was founded in 2019 by Allergan, a brand that produces various therapeutic products. On BOTOX® Cosmetic Day, the company gives back to loyal consumers and customers and educates those who aren’t sure whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for them. Botox is one of the most popular and well-established injectable substances that practitioners use to successfully reduce fine lines and wrinkles in patients. Many patients fear the frozen and overdone Botox jobs, and rightly so. Excessive amounts of Botox give one a ‘plastic’ look. However, experienced cosmetic providers help patients to achieve natural-looking, amazing results. Botox procedures have grown in popularity over the years. In 2019, over 6,2 million Botox treatments were administered all over the world.
History of BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Day
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into facial muscles. It is used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet lines in adults. Botox is the brand name of a toxin called botulinum toxin type A. This neurotoxic protein is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. When used in cosmetic procedures, botulinum toxin causes mild paralysis (muscle relaxation) of the nerves in specific areas, thus making wrinkles fade away.
This type of procedure is the number-one non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. Its popularity is largely due to the absence of incisions and general anesthesia. Patients who are concerned about pain or discomfort can have a topical anesthetic or ice applied to numb the treatment area. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes. You can resume normal activities immediately in most cases. This further contributes to the growing appeal of Botox treatments. During the procedure, the practitioner uses a thin needle to administer three to five injections of botulinum toxin type A.
Typically, the full effect of Botox Cosmetic lasts up to four months. The treatments can also help prevent the return of fine lines by relaxing the muscles. Depending on the condition of one’s skin, additional Botox injections may be administered to maintain the results. Botox injections are best administered by someone who is appropriately qualified and experienced. They should be a medical practitioner and on a register to show they meet set standards in training and skill.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Day timeline
Canadian ophthalmologist Jean Carruthers and her husband, Alastair Carruthers, who is a dermatologist, carries out the first cosmetic use of Botox.
Botox injections are first approved for therapeutic use for patients with Blepharospasm and Strabismus.
William J. Binder reports that patients who have cosmetic injections around the face experience relief from chronic headaches.
BOTOX® Cosmetic celebrates 20 years since the first U.S. F.D.A. approval of the product.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Day FAQs
What can disqualify me from using Botox?
You shouldn’t receive Botox treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, have an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
What makes one prone to Botox side effects?
Conditions such as A.L.S., Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome can increase your risk of serious side effects.
How long does it take to see Botox results?
Results show within 24 to 48 hours, with full results visible in 30 days.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Day Activities
Get a Botox treatment
Whether it’s your first time or you’re doing a touch-up, getting a Botox treatment will perk up your skin beautifully. Don’t forget to consult your doctor in case of any doubts.
Share your results
People are sometimes hesitant to get Botox treatments because of the horror stories they’ve heard. Share photos of your radiant skin on social media to encourage others to take the leap.
Indulge in self-care
Don’t stop at the Botox treatment, go ahead and turn it into a full self-care day. Eat your favorite meal, lounge on the couch catching up on movies, or have a long, relaxing bath.
5 Surprising Facts About Botox
It can be deadly
Botox can cause side effects such as difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing due to the weakening of associated muscles.
Injections vary by section
The frown line and forehead line areas receive five injections each, while the crow’s feet areas receive three injections.
Men join the train
The number of men choosing Botox treatments has risen rapidly over the years.
Botox has been approved for use in 95 countries.
Treatments can go wrong
Injecting too much Botox in the wrong places can make your face look frozen like a mannequin.
Why We Love BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Day
It promotes good appearance
People get Botox treatments to improve their appearance. This, in turn, boosts their self-confidence.
Customers get deals
On this day, Allergan offers BOGO gift cards and double points offerings to their customers. Who doesn’t love a good deal?
Many people equate Botox to ruined skin because of procedures gone wrong. BOTOX® Cosmetic Day educates people on the safe way to use this treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Day dates