The Birth of Botox

The Birth of Botox

Have you ever wondered where Botox® comes from? Chances are, your first guess would not be a charming western Irish village dotted with pastel storefronts. Welcome to Westport, producer of the planet’s supply of this popular wrinkle-smoothing injectable.

In a town with a population of 5,543, more than 1,200 people work at a plant located on the fringes, owned by the drug company Allergan. Though there are two other forms of botulinum toxins available, Dysport® and Xeomin®, Botox has retained its hold on the market since its FDA approval 30 years ago.  Read the full story at


For more information on Botox treatments, and to schedule a consultation, contact Cosmetic Surgery of New York.

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