Although Botox was first identified as toxic bacteria in 1897, it has come a long way since then. Between the 1920s and 1940s, a new discovery was made and developed which turned Botox into a beneficial entity. Botox could be purified in crystalline form and used, in small doses, to relax overactive muscles or muscle spasms. Botox was approved by the FDA in 1987 for medicinal use and, by 2002 it was also approved for cosmetic purposes. From there, it didn’t take long for Botox to make its mark on the world. By 2006, Botox had become a billion dollar industry.