11 Interesting Facts about Botox

11 Interesting Facts about Botox
11 Interesting Facts about Botox

Every woman wants to look under her age. Every woman wants to keep the signs of old age miles away. However, this is nature’s law that you cannot avoid old age, but this is also true that you can escape it for several years. Intrigued?

There are several ways to undo the signs of aging, and one of them is Botox. Many people have already used it.

You must have already heard a lot about this magical concoction but for those who are still new to this, we have 11 interesting facts regarding Botox only for you.

#1. Botox Fights Depression

As per the revelation of a research report published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, Botox is helpful in dealing with depression as well. The research report was published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. A news piece published on WebMD says, “A single injection of Botox, which is typically used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, may be an effective treatment for depression.”

#2. Botox Helps Fight Chronic Migraines

Another surprising fact for you is this can be used to keep chronic migraines at bay. This is according to a news article published in BBC news titled “Botox approved for the prevention of chronic migraine.” If you pay attention, you will realize this is almost a 7 year-old news story, meaning it has been almost seven years since this was approved to be used. Since then, many people have been successful in avoiding chronic migraines with Botox treatment.

#3. Botox Reduces Sweating

‘I sweat profusely’ is a very common complaint by people from all over the world, especially from the people living in hotter regions. Botox can help deal with excessive sweating as well. Botox is injected in the area where your body sweats the most. One Botox injection provides relief from excessive sweating for almost 6 months.

#4.  Botox, Since 2000

In 2000, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox to be used in the treatment of neck and shoulder spasms. In 2002, the FDA approved it to be used to uplifting skin and combatting the signs of aging. The most interesting fact about this is that just in one year this became a multi-million dollar treatment. In one, it generated more than 400 million dollars. However, this data is only of the US. If you take the worldwide data, then surely the data will reach above one billion.

#5. Botox – A Biological Weapon

What on earth is this? Am I reading this right?
Are these your reactions?

This was the first thing that was being researched to develop biological weapon. As per the revelation of a medical journal, the US officials gave some tiny capsules of the deadly botulinum toxin to Chinese prostitutes to mix them in the drinks of the Japanese officials! However, the plan did not take place as the pills were given out.

#6. Botox was Once a Poison

Shocked! I had the same reaction. The journey of Botox dates to the 19th century. Several people had died in Germany because of food poisoning. The toxic sausages were held responsible for their death. Dr. Justinus Kerner was studying them. In course of his study, he found botulinum toxin contained by the sausages. The doctor injected himself with this botulinum toxin. The injection did not kill him, but it paved the way for further studies on it.

#7. Botox Calms an Overactive Bladder

The FDA has approved the use of Botox in the treatment of an overactive bladder. The FDA announcement says, “Clinical studies have demonstrated that Botox has the ability to significantly reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence. Today’s approval provides an important additional treatment option for patients with overactive bladders, a condition that affects an estimated 33 million men and women in the United States.”

#8. Botox Enhance Smile

There is no evidence found academically that Botox enhances style in an individual undergoing Botox Therapy but doctors and Botox specialists have nodded to the idea of enhancement of smile using this magical concoction.  This is especially helpful for those people who have gummy smiles. Botox prevents their upper lip to rise too high when they smile.

#9. Celebrities love Botox

Most celebrities love it because this boosts to their overall appearance. Botox helps them deal with wrinkles and fine lines, keeping the symptoms of aging away. This helps them get rid of their psychological stressors too. Marie Osmond, Jenny McCarthy, Courtney Cox, and Kim Kardashian are some of well-known celebrities that have undergone Botox treatment.

#10. Botox effects are not Permanent

And it is a good thing! Believe me. Any chemical remaining forever in your body can impact the immunity system, plus one cannot deny the notorious nature of Botox in body. The effects of the Botox are not permanent. The reality is the effects of Botox treatment lasts for around 4 to 6 months after which, you need another treatment.

#11. Botox Requires Watchfulness

Every coin has two sides, and Botox is not an exception to this. The Botox has side effects as well. Therefore, this needs to be considered carefully. It is advisable to consult a doctor or dermatologist before starting Botox treatment. The doctor will provide you the injection if he feels that its use is safe for you.