Botox history started from through research. It is a protein complex derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium. In natural environment, Clostridium botulinum lives in the soil. Clostridium botulinum can get into human body with foods. This bacterium produces toxin, causing severe intoxication (food poisoning) followed by damage of the nervous system (botulism).
Namely severe food poisoning inspired Belgian microbiologist Emile van Ermengem to start searching and studying the bacterium that causes muscle paralysis. Thus, in 1895 he finally found it – Clostridium botulinum.
The results were quite promising, so in 1980 Clostridium botulinum was tested on human volunteers. It turned out that the neurotoxin is able to temporarily block the muscles, and can be used in strabismus treatment, as well. The new drug was named Botox and approved by the FDA in 1989. Thus, it became available on the U.S. pharmaceutical market at that time.
Once doctors started to use the drug in clinical practice and after the first marketing results, it turned out that the positive Botox therapeutic effect is useful in the treatment of:
- idiopathic cervical dystonia,
- urinary incontinence,
- stroke spasticity,
- cerebral palsy
- hyperhidrosis (sweating).
Botox raised interest of ophthalmologists, as well as plastic surgeons.
The first person, who started using this drug in cosmetology, was the American doctor Richard Clark. In 1989, he published his study on the possibility of using it in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
According to the history, the first person, who tested the rejuvenating effect of the drug was the US President and actor Ronald Reagan. Since Botox injection price was quite high, only celebrities could afford the rejuvenating course at first. Nowadays, this procedure is something usual.
Due to constantly growing demand, increasing number of clinics offer patients to use this treatment. According to experts’ prognoses, people will buy Botox in a total amount of $2.9 billion by 2018.
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