Did you know that it was Dr Alan Scott who in 1978 first used in clinical botulinum toxin to treat strabismus. Subsequently, Dr. Scott extended its use to nystagmus, hemifacial spasm, eyelid retraction, torticollis and leg spasticity.
The use of botulinum toxin then spread to other ophthalmological pathologies.
Its efficacy has also been demonstrated in various gastroenterological and urological conditions.
In 1987, Jean and Alistair Carrurthers will note a reduction of wrinkles expression by botulinum toxin after treating patients for facial dystonia.
Since 1990, botulinum toxin is being used successfully and exponentially for the wrinkle treatment expression in particular the upper third of the face.
Botulinum toxin is the treatment of choice in the management of the upper third of the face but also of excessive sweating of the armpits.