Recently the Daily Mail featured a story about how Botox is helping artist Peter Howson. People often think of Botox as just an anti-ageing treatment, however, it is much more than that. Peter is one of Scotland’s most well-known artists. He has been successful in this field for many years. Recently though he was diagnosed with Dystonic Tremors, which is quite rare. A symptom of this is tremors and shaking. Due to this Peter was finding it very difficult to paint.
There is actually no cure for the disease, however, there is a surprising treatment that suppresses the symptoms. The artist is now undergoing regular Botox injections in his wrist. The treatment is administered in very small amounts directly into the muscles that are causing the tremors.
Peter admits that he used to be suspicious of Botox and would never have considered having the treatment before this issue developed. He was quoted as saying, “Ironically, I have a complete aversion to all kinds of cosmetic treatments and surgery so it’s quite funny that I’ve had to turn to Botox injections in my wrist to allow me to continue my work.” The Glasgow-born artist is preparing for a big exhibition in New York. The exhibition is due to be unveiled in May of this year. Luckily he can now paint unhindered due to the versatility of Botox injections.