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We felt bad for a week or two until we suddenly realized that he had it 100 per cent wrong: when we do it right we help people better express themselves; they’re not looking angry/worried/stressed when they’re not angry/worried/stressed.By 1990, we had 10 patients; a year later when we presented data we had 18. AC: What typically happens in the drug industry is some scientist in a lab comes up with a molecule and they try it on some poor experimental animals, and eventually they come up with something that works, and finally you do a study and it’s approved by the FDA. It’s completely unfair, but at age 25 we girls start to lose bone and fat around our eyes and around our mouths and chins; in guys it’s 45. Women hate them, and we treat them in women all the time. More young people are coming in because they look at their mothers and know what’s going to happen to them.It’s now been 25 years since the FDA approved the use of the toxin, and the couple have strong views about the world’s most common cosmetic procedure and how it changed the world.In the early days we were interviewed with a psychologist who tore into us for our promoting the Mc Donaldization of North America, reducing expressivity—that everyone’s going to be wandering around looking like a zombie.JC: Alan Scott in San Francisco, with whom I went to work in 1982, had the great idea to use botulinum toxin A to treat people with benign blepharospasm, though there’s nothing benign about your eyes spasming. Alan observed it relaxed frown lines, but that didn’t interest him.Guys will come in twice a year, but they won’t come in three times. Previously I’d be walking down the street looking ferocious. They’d say, ‘There’s a bitch.’ Now they smile back.” What’s the hallmark of bad Botox? They have no ability to show compassion or interest, and when they smile their cheeks don’t move.Most people are quite happy to reduce their ability to frown; if they need to express compassion they can tell people how they feel. JC: The development of botulinum has been coincidental with the aging of the Baby Boomers.She said: “You didn’t treat me here,” pointing between her brows. One of our more esteemed colleagues came up to us afterwards and said, “That’s a crazy idea that will go nowhere.” So we did tons more research.Jean, you stumbled onto a cosmetic use for botulinum toxin when treating a patient with eye spasms.“When you treat me there I get this beautiful, untroubled expression.” AC: The next day Jean injected our receptionist, Cathy Bickerton, who had a deep line [between her brows] which was like a crevasse by about two in the afternoon; she was quite frightening to look at. JC: If someone was really nervous I had a picture of me frowning before, and then I’d show them my forehead now, and they’d say, “I want that! You gave your first paper in 1992 at the American Society for Dermatological Surgery. We were invited all over the world to show people how to do the treatment.Botox injections, at the present time, last for about four months. One young women came back a few weeks after I’d injected her and said, “I live in a different world now. Their forehead is waxy-smooth and they have little grooves along the lateral sides of their brow because they’re trying to lift their ptotic [outer] brows up.We’re all familiar with actors so frozen they’ve lost the ability to emote on screen. AC: The worst complication of Botox treatment is reduced expressivity.Botox led to doctors and dentists focusing on cosmetic procedures. They started getting heavy-duty wrinkles in the early ’80s, so it’s perfect timing.JC: It took so long to get that many patients because everybody thought, “You want to inject what? In the cosmetic world, people would tell their friends, doctors would tell their acquaintances. You say Botox is better suited for the female face. So that’s why the girls get Botox earlier, because as you lose the bony and fatty support for your facial skin your brows drop, you look sort of intense and maybe a little frustrated and angry, whereas the guys don’t. Crow’s feet are about sun exposure, but certainly aging, and women hate them. Then they go home for dinner on the weekend and the next thing, you see Mom in the office. She used to say, “Hurry up, dear, I have to get back to my garden.” But 18-year-olds request Botox?

With men I treat the frown area so they don’t look so threatening. AC: Some do, typically because they’re misusing their muscles of facial expression so they have deep horizontal forehead lines or deep frown lines.Vancouver ophthalmologist Jean Carruthers and her husband, Alastair Carruthers, a dermatologist, pioneered the cosmetic use of botulinum toxin, or Botox, in the late 1980s.Was there any indication before that it could be used cosmetically?Then [in 1987] one of my blepharospasm patients got angry with me.Three days later, I looked at the result and I said, “Wow! So we started collecting patients and treating them. And gradually, the Europeans got it, then other North Americans, and then Asia. Guys have heavy eyebrows; we need to be able to raise our eyebrows to see past them, so horizontal forehead lines are a guy thing.


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