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If You Are Thinking Of Taking Botox

Jun 4, 2008
Botox has become a well used cosmetic enhancement over the last few years by ridding people of age line and wrinkles; despite how often this treatment is used, few people understand how botox works.

To help with this, we need to step back a few decades to when this substance was first researched and used. Botulinum toxin was first researched back in the 1960's; originally the purpose of this was to treat neurological disorders.

Back a few decades in 1989, the FDA of the United States approved Botox to treat disorders of people regarding their vision. This included a blinking disorder called blepharsopasm, and people who had eyes that were not alligned correctly.

More research was carried out into other medical uses and in 2000 it was allowed to be used on patients that had a cervical dystonia condition; this is where severe neck and shoulder contractions were causing discomfort to a number of people, but other eye conditions were included in this approval. Scientists found that if the botox drug was injected into the lines between the eyebrows it would gradually soften them and make them disappear; following this the FDA finally recognized the implications and agreed its commercial use in 2002.

When Botox is injected into the muscles of the forehead, it blocks nerve impulses which results in the weakening of the muscles that cause frowning; in time frown lines gradually soften and subside if sufficient treatments are given.

Continued treatments mean in many cases the lines disappear and now the same treatment is used on other areas of the face like the crows' feet, laughter lines and other facial wrinkles. The injections are a purified and watered down version of the sometimes fatal Botulinum poison; Botulinum toxin can be deadly and at the very least make us unwell but when it is used in cosmetic procedures it is safe.

Unfortunately, lines and creases form whenever we laugh (especially as we get older) or make any other facial gesture; they are caused by muscles contracting. The wonderful thing to many people is the treatment can help reduce and often eliminate the signs of aging that have taken years to appear; this is something that many skin creams have attempted to do for many years.

After being injected into the effected area, botox temporarily paralyzes these muscles so that you can't make these expressions; people who have regular treatment often look as though they are dummies because they cannot smile properly or make other facial gestures that we tend to rely on.

A person who has undergone this treatment still has enough movement to provide some expressions but they are limited; because most of the wrinkles and creases have all but disappeared, it appears that the person is younger than their true years.

Injections of this very popular cosmetic treatment are still costly; with injections in the low to very high hundreds of dollars each, it looks to remain expensive for some time to come. Whether there are any long term effects from continued use of botox is still unknown as the treatment is still to new but for those people who do use it, it doesn't seem to matter.
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