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History Of Botox and Facts

by HealthyBeaut.com

Are you having a tough time dealing with your age? Or, perhaps you are more worried on the not-so-pleasing wrinkles on your face?

How do wrinkles form?

Over the years of frowning, laughing, and smiling form creases in the face due to the contractions occurring on the delicate facial muscles. At first, these creases are invisible and light. However, with the many years of these facial activities, they form as permanent entity into your face as they become deeply etched into your face making you look older.

How Botox came to the rescue?

Anti-wrinkle creams, eye creams, and other over-the-counter beauty products purportedly claiming to erase those lines from your face proliferate in the market. However, the result may take time to manifest, and even does not give result at all. When it does give results after long time of using those products, the result will convey but within a very little time. Aside from this, it is usually required to do in a nightly (in some cases, night and day) routine of applying those creams for you to achieve desirable results. Otherwise, there could be no results at all.

Another way to get rid of wrinkles is through facial surgeries. This kind will provide visible and effective results but they can be expensive where not everybody can afford.

When botox came to invade the market, it gave many women a vast hope for them. In 1960's Botulinum toxins were discovered and were known to treat neurological disorder. Botox came to as an answer to facial wrinkles when in 1989 FDA approved it for such specific kind of treatment.

Accordingly, Botox was first recommended to treat several other disorders but not concentrated on wrinkles. Eye muscle disorders, such as blepharospasm, crossed eyes, strabismus, and uncontrollable blinking are what Botox was first known to concentrate on the treatment.

When in 2000, it was again discovered to treat cervical dystonia, a disorder related to severe neck and/or shoulder contractions it was observed that the treatment causes the frown lines to soften. It was then, the start of utilizing Botox to eliminate those unwanted facial and eye wrinkles.

So, what is Botox?

It is the substance generated from a neurotoxin called, Botulinum toxin, and used clinically in small quantities in treating several neurological disorders such as facial spasms and strabismus. These disorders are more known as an abnormal contraction of muscles found on eyes, neck, face and shoulder areas.

Botox Injection

Using it as an injection, Botox smoothes frown lines, or wrinkles, by cosmetic surgeons. Typically, the lines are eliminated and this result last for 3 to 6 months. After which, the patient can have another Botox injection for a continual effect.

How Botox Works To Make You Looking Years Younger?

Botox is injected into affected areas of your face. This causes for a temporary paralysis of your facial muscles, which will then prompt the creases to disappear. Those overactive muscles present in your face will be smoothed down through Botox's main ingredient of natural purified protein. Consequently, the disappearance of deep and persistent lines in your face that developed over the years will make you looking younger and fresher.

This treatment has become so popular ever since it became part of the cosmetic world because of its apparent benefits. In the year 2002, FDA approval included it to treat additional disorders and sickness such as migraine headache, hyperhidrosis and even juvenile cerebral palsy.

Additionally, statistics showed that there have been 2, 272, 080 Botox injections that were performed in the year of 2003. This alone showed Botox is a reliable treatment and aside from this there have still no known reports to cause negative side effects to individuals who have underwent the injection.