He admits he never though that the Botox could be marketed as a wrinkle treatment; he was all too happy that the eyes were not crossed anymore. He would laugh at their claims and never looked at the practical and very valuable aspect of the Botox as a wrinkle reducer. His accidental discovery that Botox treatments would make wrinkles disappear could have made him a billionaire to the likes of Bill Gates money worldwide.
You might be surprised to learn that Botox is made from a purified mostly harmless neurotoxin that causes the disease botulism. Yes, the stuff that makes cans seem to puff up when kept too long in the pantry. The drug temporally paralyses the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines. It essentially makes you younger for about 3 to 4 months. Botox came around and enabled people to do something significant with their looks without doing surgery and without just hoping that some magical cream would work.
The worst offenders are those that abuse the treatments. If a little is good, don’t take too much and not expect horrible results. The Celebrities are the worst with wanting more and more of the treatments. They have caused the “frozen face” syndrome that we can all poke fun at. After all, their young beautiful movies is everyone’s comparison. In fact young actors and actresses that died young like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe can forever be immortalized as beautiful because we never had the chance to see them grow old.
In 1990 Doctor Allen Scott sold his entire stake in Botox to the pharmaceutical company Allergan for a low sum of $8 Million Dollars considering that today’s reported sum from the sale of the drug is more than $1,000,000,000 BILLION dollars per year and counting. That is enough grief for him to give anyone sympathy wrinkles. Hey! It is treatable though.