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Eight Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Botox

July 26, 2017

 

 

Skin is a sensitive thing. Those who use sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher daily to protect their skin from harmful rays are 24% less likely to experience skin aging than those who don't. And those who smoke are more likely to experience early wrinkling such as frown lines or crows feet.

To fight the aging of skin, botulinum toxin, or Botox, is often used to smooth out these wrinkles and crows feet to keep patients young-looking and happy. However, while Botox is especially helpful to those who want to look their best, it also has an interesting number of unknown facts.

 

  • Fact #1: The beneficial use of Botox was discovered accidentally by Dr. Jean Carruthers after using the treatment on patients suffering from strabismus in the 1990s. When treated for the condition, the patients noted to Dr. Carruthers the considerable improvements they were seeing in the appearance of their skin.

 

  • Fact #2: Botox wasn't used for cosmetic reasons until the 21st century. Prior to 2000, Botox had been used to treat medical conditions such as neck problems, spasms of the face, and strabismus, a muscular condition of the eye.

 

  • Fact #3: Botox is the top nonsurgical procedure in the United States and has been since 2000 when it was first used for cosmetic treatment. Botox has seen 4 million procedures in total as of 2015.

 

  • Fact #4: Botox is FDA-approved for treatment around the eyes for crows feet, between the eyebrows, and in the armpits to reduce excessive sweating caused by hyperhidrosis.

 

  • Fact #5: Botox is an effective treatment for those suffering from excessive sweating. Botox can help to stabilize sweat glands under the arms, on the hands, and under the breasts.

 

  • Fact #6: Those suffering from excessive sweating aren't the only ones who benefit from Botox injections. Botox also helps those suffering from migraines with the use of only one injection.

 

  • Fact #7: Professional Botox treatments, when done correctly, don't actually paralyze the facial muscles where they're injected. Instead, the muscles relax so that the skin can have a wrinkle-free and smooth appearance.

 

  • Fact #8: Botox is a toxin and a product of Clostridium botulinum, which is a bacteria that causes botulism. The neurotoxins were pulled from the bacteria by physician Justinus Kerner in Germany to use it to treat medical conditions of the face. Because of this, Botox can be dangerous if it isn't applied by a professional or if it is obtained off of the black market. Make sure the product used is done in a reputable facility and brand-name product.

 

Botox is not only a helpful cosmetic treatment for those seeking wrinkle treatment to get rid of crows feet, but it's also an interesting topic. For more information regarding Botox and how you can benefit from anti aging treatment, contact Allure Medical Spa for a consultation today!

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