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Botox – is it really as bad as they say?

The health benefits of the drug called Botox aren’t many. Most medical and advice columns say that getting these injections are a bad idea. When it comes to people using Botox like other places has a high occurrence regardless of the advice to the contrary. The injections can help you get rid of those unsightly wrinkles and even stop sweating so much in the heat.

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The drawback to using Botox is that your expressions are going to be a little limited. While the side effects when used for extended periods of time is at present unknown, the drug doesn’t seem to be half as bad as the common people say.

Production and uses

The injections are created using bacteria, called Clostridium Botulinum (a mouthful, sure, but toxic if eaten). When cooked up in a lab, the bacteria loses its harmful effects. It works by basically causing the muscles in your face to freeze up.

Because this was the originally discovered effect, the drug was initially used as a medicine to treat people with nervous disorders like spasms and twitching. It was incredibly useful for eye treatment. Then people began to realise it could be used for other purposes as well.

Botox was found to have the ability to reduce the incidence of crow’s feet and laugh lines on the face. It could also get rid of wrinkles. The way this happens is very simple indeed: the facial movement that causes the wrinkle is blocked, meaning that it can never develop and become obvious.

In addition to its use in the beauty industry, doctors prescribe it to treat severe migraines with very little side effects, making it perfect for everyone. Botox Sydney can also be used in the treatment of patients who sweat too much. It is a common enough disorder, and is usually treated with antiperspirants.

Botox is far more effective than these sprays, as it blocks the sweat glands using a chemical combination and semi-permanently cures the syndrome. When used in a medical capacity, Botox can be very useful. When used for cosmetic surgery, it could have the side effect of treating the medical conditions as well!

As a migraine medication

While the exact process by which Botox treats migraines is not known, doctors are of the opinion that the medication blocks the pain receptors from transmitting impulses to the brain. It also desensitises muscles so that they are less vulnerable to the pain.

Over a long period of time, skin tends to droop where the injection is placed. This can be remedied by switching up the point of entry every now and then. When treating the migraine, a lot of people report that they feel an immediate sense of relief with Botox, and that it is far more effective than traditional pain meds.

Treating male disorders

Another use of Botox is in the treatment of males who have a syndrome where the prostate gland is enlarged and can cause severe pain. The drug provides nearly instant pain relief. The injection, when used specifically for this purpose, can give pain relief for up to one year from the date of injection.
Botox is injected into the prostate gland directly. This can help prevent other problems as well, such as UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections) and a problem in the renal system where urination happens on an excessive level.

Common medicines that are prescribed for the treatment of this type of disorder usually have a bunch of side effects associated with them, the most common of which are erectile dysfunction issues. These problems aren't present when using Botox to treat the problem. For prostate gland treatment, Botox simply reduces the size, leading to normal urination.

Other uses

Botox has also been used in an unofficial capacity in the treatment of arthritic aches and pains. It helps improve motor function in these sufferers, for a period of up to one year. Although it isn't condoned by the government agencies, studies are being conducted to determine its efficacy.

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There are a couple of problems with using Botox. The main one isn't a medical issue. It is more a matter of personal preference. The drug serves to freeze facial muscles. This means that you won’t be able to enjoy the same range of facial expression you are used to. If you are okay with this, there really isn't a reason not to go ahead with a Botox injection!

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