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Botox®: It’s Not Just for Wrinkles!

Botox®: It’s Not Just for Wrinkles!

by Yenny (SU)
Known as Botox® to the 6 million patients nationwide who benefit from it each year, botulinum toxin is a surprisingly versatile injectable. Produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum, the drug was originally developed to treat eye spasms and crossed-eyes – but burst onto the beauty scene in the early 2000s when doctors discovered it could “paralyze” facial muscles, resulting in a temporary improvement in the appearance of facial wrinkles.

Let’s Talk about Botox: What is it and Should You Consider it?

Let’s Talk about Botox: What is it and Should You Consider it?

by Shearly (SU)
Everyone’s heard of Botox, but few actually know what it is and who it can benefit. Botox is technically an injectable drug derived from a toxin; in small applications, it treats conditions by paralyzing muscles and nerves. While this may sound scary, if applied correctly by a knowledgeable doctor or plastic surgeon, Botox is very safe with the most common side effects being pain or bruising in the injection site. But, what can Botox treat?