5 anti-wrinkle facts you didn't know! | Cityskin Cosmetic Clinic

Anti-wrinkle products have been used for almost 30 years in cosmetic medicine. Here are 5 fascinating facts that you probably never knew!

Fact 1: The product is made in a small town in Ireland

Most people think that anti-wrinkle products are made in the USA but it is manufactured in a tiny town on the West Coast of Ireland called Westport, population 5,500.

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Fact 2: Botulinum toxin was discovered by accident

True fact! In the 1820s a young German Doctor called Justinus Kerner first identified botulinum toxin as the cause of a food outbreak from sausages.

The word for sausage in latin is ‘botulus’ hence the name ‘Botulinum toxin’

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Fact 3: The first clinical use was in the 1970s

Doctors first used the product to treat strabismus (squint). In the late 1980s patients that had treatment for blepharospasm (uncontrolled eyelid closing) noticed that their frown lines were reduced.

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Fact 4: 1 gram could treat 40 Billion people

It is a potent treatment! One vial (100 units) of anti-wrinkle product weighs 0.00000000005 grams meaning that there is enough in 1 gram to treat the entire population almost 6 times.

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Fact 5: 1 gram costs $25 trillion

Pound for pound it is one of the most expensive products on the planet with one gram costing $25,000,000,000. The only thing more expensive to produce is ‘antimatter’, produced by the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

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