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Hello and welcome to health talk I -- appointment sitting in for -- -- -- this year marks the tenth anniversary of the injectable treatment Botox.
It is evolved from just a passing fad to a household name.
That is being used for a whole lot more than just wrinkles and joining me now -- the husband and wife team behind Botox.
Doctors -- an album -- carruthers.
Hey there thanks for being with us are confident it absolutely is a household name and a lot of men and women -- -- are thanking you for the treatment that you guys have come up with.
If you can first Telus -- didn't -- the story about where it it -- originated essentially.
I'm not -- just -- as a dermatologist.
I was working with -- -- -- them -- -- -- -- them.
For people would really severe ice -- Susan okay and so.
Because these people are so severely affected that there IS will not open he can't cross the street they can earn a living.
You can't live like normal people.
And two days after this treatment.
Injecting the overactive muscles than normal.
They can do everything that they want to do so that's what it was first used for that was and then -- that was the second used the first one was for crossed eyes.
But these second -- is slid into the cosmetic because it was one of my reference that some nice thousand patients who got angry at me.
Because I hadn't treated -- here.
And I said I'm so sorry I would have treated you there but I didn't think -- was fastening and she said.
I know I'm not -- there but every time you treat me there I get this beautiful untroubled expect.
Now the penny dropped because I knew from -- had his dermatology practice.
-- been very concerned about the difficulties achieving this area with the tools that within available.
-- -- -- -- the office the following day and -- took a look at our receptionist can't they can't they had a deep line here.
She started off the day looking relative return we'll -- by 3 o'clock in the afternoon she had a cousin there and she looked ferocious when -- said how about trying it out just to soften those lines Cathy said sure.
So -- injected -- Two days Lisa I looked at Kathy.
And said wow because.
The result was so dramatic by comparison -- what I could do with the tools we have of the time.
And you know -- anyone who has.
-- had contact with cosmetic Botox.
You only have to see one to know that it's great makes -- -- prenatal Yoram.
So -- the last ten years there have been eleven million that it doses of this given essentially which is just mind boggling how does the treatment really evolved over the last decade.
It's become something that is more and more accepted by men as well as women -- also has changed.
Until -- light switch went on in that darkened room with the discovery of the cosmetic use of Botox.
The sellers weren't really very good from -- lasers were primitive.
Creams and topical that you could use were actually.
Just in their early stages so what it's done is to galvanize.
The efforts of a huge industry.
This sort of treatment noninvasive treatment and the word maintenance.
Yeah and a lot of people do you think the Botox.
Only four wrinkles but if he can tell us on the other uses as well.
We began with the -- uses wind to the various muscular disorders that the neurologists say.
How did have a cosmetic.
And then -- from maps came excessive -- sweating and the treatment of chronic migraine.
And from there it's just going crazy.
Those are whole approved uses but then once we sought to get to.
The treatment of overactive bladder and females and enlarged prostate -- males.
-- problems is a huge range of things out which.
Are off label at the present time.
-- little carruthers Botox power couple thank you so much for your time today thank you very -- of things to share that information forest.
I -- employment and thank you so much for watching.
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