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14 surprising uses for Botox that you’d never have thought of

There’s so much more to Botox that just smoothing wrinkles. Dr Zara Kassam PhD looks at some sometimes surprising uses for this injectable. Botox was once treated as a taboo subject: Everyone knew about it, but no one admit to using it. Now things have changed—so much so that Botox is regularly the subject of conversation. Botox is best known for smoothing out wrinkles, and is derived from one of the deadliest toxins known to man, but this magical toxin has repeatedly stunned the medical community for its seemingly endless and applications ranging from treating chronic migraines to excessive sweating.…

Anti-wrinkle injections: what to expect

What is it?  Botox is a prescription only medication made from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum – the toxin that causes botulism, a form of severe food poisoning. For medical purposes the toxin is modified and used to treat a variety of different conditions includinghyperhidrosis (severe underarms sweating), blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking), chronic migraine, overactive bladder and cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder contractions.) As it acts as a muscle relaxant it is also widely used in the cosmetic industry to temporarily smooth out lines and wrinkles, usually on the forehead or around the eyes. Botox, the most commonly known drug…