Media trivialising Botox


Posted by Lyn Patterson , Jan 24,2002,06:19   Archive
Hi Everyone

There was an item on the news tonight about doctors using Botox for treating cerebral palsy, I think ( as usual only half listening)in children with some showing permanent improvement in motor skills etc.

What really annoyed me was the newsreader prefaced the stuff about Botox by saying it was usually used to remove wrinkles, smile, smirk.

I was so mad I immediately got onto the website of the channel and wrote an email complaining that the legitimate uses of Botox were never mentioned and that it was used to treat the many forms of Dystonia etc etc. I tried to send this twice (they use a miniscule form for emails) but each time I got a Page Not Found message. Probably designed to deter people writing in. I shall phone up in the morning and demand a proper email address.

The actual item was very interesting as it definitly mentioned the 'cure'word - there apparently was great improvement even after the treatment stopped. I will try and find out more. I think the doctor sounded Australian but am not sure, as I said, I was only half listening.

Lyn




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Re : Media trivialising Botox --- Lyn Patterson
Posted by Kelly Saffell , Jan 24,2002,07:39 Top of Thread Archive
In the Ladies Home Journal article that I was interviewed for regarding the noncosmetic uses of botox (even that article was called "Not Just a Wrinkle Remover") they did interview the mom of a cp patient. She was 5 and after botox was able to walk and run without using a brace. She now only needs it in one leg. Amazing!
Kelly in Dallas



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jan 24,2002,08:28 Top of Thread Archive
We had a women's health show here in Toronto last week - I usually attend but am still not feeling so great with the tail-end of this cold `bug' and needing botox injections (Feb. 6th). For days after the health show the newspapers were full of articles about wrinkles and botox - people were injected at the show and were lining up for them and others were curious enough to watch it happen. No mention was made of the medical use of botox - makes me angry!

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Jan 24,2002,14:32 Top of Thread Archive
Too bad people can't line up and watch you get Botox injections around your eyes!! But I guess there would be no immediate results to see.
Disgusting!!

Sally in North Idaho BEB/Meige




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jan 24,2002,14:49 Top of Thread Archive
The newspaper articles also stated, quite emphatically, THAT IT DIDN'T HURT! I'd like them, as you said, Sally, to get the injections around the eyelids where we get them. It does hurt -although in my case its over so quickly I'm ok with it, but I know others suffer a lot.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Jan 24,2002,14:33 Top of Thread Archive
Interesting, Lyn. Stay on the trail of those varmints!!!

Sally in North Idaho




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