FDA approves Botox to treat crows feet

The Food and Drug Administration announced today that Botox is now officially approved to treat crows feet. Botox, scientifically known as onabotulinumtoxinA, has been approved to treat "the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines."

Before and after of Botox smoothing out the crows feet.Image credit Ihab Matta

Before and after of Botox smoothing out the crows feet.Image credit Ihab Matta

The approval was based on two studies of 833 adults with crows feet, who either got treated with Botox or placebo. Not surprisingly, those who got Botox looked better, with more rejuvenated eyes, afterward.

Botox has been used off-label for crows feet for years, but this approval promises to increase the popularity of an already popular treatment.  Since the eyes are the first area to show signs of aging and skin damage, this is promising news for younger people who want a fresher look.

 

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