Science has taken people to a lot of places. With Botox injections, many can now look younger and healthier. People spend a lot for this procedure, but how much do they (or do you) really know about it? Read on to determine some awesome facts about Botox that are definitely mind blowing.
Did you know that Botox is a toxin from bacteria?
Botox is actually from the term “botulinum toxin” simply because it is a toxin that the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum, produces. Strange as it may sound, the very same toxin (of course, at varying dose or amount) from the same bacteria is also responsible for botulism, which is a type of food poisoning which can be harmful to one’s life.
In Salt Lake City, Botox injection is a popular option. Health professionals at Utah Dermatologic & Medical Procedures Clinic explain that this procedure is less painful than the others when it comes to reducing wrinkles and making face look younger.
Did you know Botox injection causes muscle paralysis?
The toxin’s main effect to the body is muscle paralysis. It blocks certain nerves making the muscles unable to move which weakens them and this is the principle of using Botox injections for aesthetic purposes. The muscles become relaxed and do not contract to leave them smoother, therefore, giving you a wrinkle-free skin.
Also, due to the muscle weakness the injection may cause, the FDA approved the substance for use in treating other conditions like crossed eyes, twitchy eyelids, and too much sweating especially in the hands, feet, and armpits.
Did you know that Botox injection is more than just an aesthetic product?
There are projects and studies about the other possible uses of the said substance, one of which is for the management of arthritis. The particular study actually gave positive results for those who suffer from arthritis – specifically in the hips, knees, and shoulders showed great progress and recovery from their condition.
Aren’t these amazing? Just think about it: what if science is able to unleash its full potential? Who knows what difference a tiny substance (or bacteria) can do to this world?