Most of us are familiar with Botox, but here is a little history about this product. It has been around for over 17 years. It has been approved in more than 75 countries for different medical uses. It is currently the most studied botulinum toxin and one of the most wildly researched medicines in the world.
Botulinum toxin is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscle it is injected into. The cosmetic effect it could have on wrinkles was discovered by a plastic surgery in California in 1989.1 After several other independent studies, Botox was granted FDA approval in 2002 for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
Believe it or not, Botox can be used for more than just wrinkles!
Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome – it is a common treatment for those with UMNS (common in those with cerebral palsy), for muscles that does not have the ability to lengthen properly. When muscles are affected by UMNS they are often limited by decreased movement, weakness, and spasms2.
Botox for Sweating – those affected with hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) can be effectively treated with Botox. This works in the same way that muscles are temporarily paralyzed in your face to treat wrinkles, the same is true for injections in your underarms.
Botox for Migraines – Botox is injected into your head and neck to help relieve those who suffer from chronic migraines. This treatment received FDA approval in 2010.
Botox is not without possible side effects3.
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