Aesthetic surgery has become one of the most present things in the modern world, and Botox treatments are the most common thing and even a topic of relaxed conversation while having your coffee with friends. There are even Botox parties in the world where you can get a dose of a Botox along with a glass of beverages in the desired muscle of the face. If you ask us, this is a totally incredible state of consciousness and we cannot help but think, “Where is this world going?” However, attitudes towards Botox and general aesthetic procedures, both on the face and on the body, are different. On the one hand, there are people who are fierce opponents of everything that is artificial, while on the other, there are those who are grateful that they can finally make certain changes on themselves and thus improve their appearance. In that sense, there is this positive and negative side of this procedure. This list will bring some interesting facts about Botox, which you may have known, and maybe not.
- The origin of its name
If you know that Botox is actually a neurotoxic protein called “botulinum toxin”, it will be easy for you to conclude how its name actually originated. However, what you probably did not know is that Botox is actually a bacterial toxin, and as it is injected into your skin, make sure to be injected strictly by a licensed professional.
- It was not approved for this purpose until 2002
Before it was first used for the purpose of elimination of the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, Botox was used in the treatment of neck and shoulder spasms. When it started being available for the cosmetic use, it took it only a year to generate a sale over $440 million in the US alone.
- Botox can be used to reduce sweating
All of us have probably experienced how unpleasant it is to sweat excessively, especially during hot days. Believe it or not, many people decide to reduce excessive sweating by injecting Botox into specific areas, such as armpits, hands, and feet. Botox can successfully treat this, and just one treatment can provide up to 201 days (6.7 months) of relief from sweating.
- Wrinkles caused by sun cannot be treated by Botox
This is a sad thing to hear, but it is also important to know, as some people consider Botox being capable of treating anything. Botox can work on wrinkles caused by muscle movement, but it cannot treat those caused by sun damage. This damage is on the surface, and Botox treats only those muscles beneath it.
- If you have chronic migraines, maybe Botox is the answer
This is also something that sounds unbelievable, but it is quite true. On the other side, getting injections into your head is probably not something that you would gladly do, but people who suffer strong headaches will try anything to relieve the pain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox for use in treating chronic migraines in 2010.