FDA Approves New Botox Treatment

FDA Approves New Application for Popular Wrinkle-Relaxing Injection

BotoxIt has just been announced that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration – the Consumer Protection Agency of the U.S. Government) has approved a treatment for adults with lower limb spasticity using the popular anti-ageing injection. The treatment works by lessening muscle stiffness in ankle and toe muscles.

This is not the first medical application for the well-known cosmetic treatment.

Botulinum toxin A (Botox) as was previously approved in 2010 for upper limb spasticity, stiffness in the elbow, wrist, fingers and two thumb muscles.

Mitchell Brin, Allergan Senior Vice President, Global Development and scientific officer for Botox, said:

“Spasticity is a debilitating condition that can have a significant impact on patients’ lives, compromising their ability to perform a range of daily activities.”

“This FDA approval marks our continued commitment to partnering with scientists and researchers around the world to explore the potential benefits of Botox in treating specific medical conditions.”

Botox injections are generally associated with the popular anti-ageing treatment. 

When Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX®) is injected into the fine dynamic facial muscles, the muscle action is frozen so that the skin drapes smoothly over the surface and fine lines are smoothed away.

However, Botox also has a series of other uses.

Botox UK License

This botox treatment for lower and upper limb spasticity is not yet available in the UK. However, there are some surprising uses for Botox, including blepharospasm, chronic migraine, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and bladder dysfunction – as well as of course anti-ageing treatments.

Botox Injections London, Bristol

Botox injections for anti-ageing and excessive sweating are offered at Quinn Clinics with GMC-registered founder Dr John Quinn.


Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments at its two clinics based in Clifton (Bristol) and Blackheath/Greenwich (London).

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by the clinic’s owner and founder, Dr John Quinn, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and radio-frequency treatment.

Dr Quinn is a qualified aesthetic doctor with specific expertise in dermal fillers and botox® and also trains other medical experts.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email for further information or to book an appointment.




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Established in 2006 by Dr John Quinn, Quinn Clinics (also known as Q Clinics) is Bristol’s only independent Doctor-led skin clinic registered with the CQC.

Skin treatments include the full range of anti-ageing, cosmetic and medical skin procedures, to tackle everything from sun damage and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation, thread veins or excessive sweating.

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