Monday, November 12, 2012

The Toxin that will Make You Look Young

Let’s admit it. Almost all of us who are living in this world would want to stay young and look young. Who would want to see themselves looking like an old rag when they’ve reach their 40s? This is exactly the reason why people use their brilliant minds to create ways to stay young and prevent the reality of aging. With years of research, those brilliant minds crunched the numbers and worked and actually found a way to look young, unfortunately not to stay young. Thanks to those brilliant minds, they found the answer – Botox.

I would love to let you know the amazing facts about Botox. Please bear with me since the preceding words you are about to hear are those that are seldom spoken (you can prepare a tissue in case you’ll experience a nosebleed). Botox, also known as the Botulinum toxin type A, is actually a drug that is made from the toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Just to let you know, the toxin’s real name is Botulinum toxin. It is the same toxin that can block neuromuscular transmission through decreasing the release of acetylcholine (the one responsible for the signals to be transmitted from the brain to the muscles) and Botulism, the life threatening type of food poisoning.
You may think why would people use this to look young despite the danger it causes?  

This is where the brilliant mind enters. Based on the history of Botox, Alan Scott and Edward Schantz were the first to work on the type of botulinum toxin preparation for therapeutic purposes. They have discovered that the type A toxin can cure strabismus crossed eye, a condition wherein the eyes are not properly aligned, and blepharospasm, the uncontrollable blinking. It is through these discoveries that doctors nowadays use small dosage of the toxin to cure health problems such as cervical dystonia (a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions), severe underarm sweating and the two mentioned above.

In the realm of cosmetics, Botox injection has a small dose of the botulinum toxin and eliminates wrinkles by paralyzing certain muscles and blocking specific nerves. So, the effect of the toxin on certain muscles on the face prevents the development of wrinkles, enabling the person to look young and feel young.

To end this, Botox is the toxin that can make us look young. It is also the toxin that can be used to treat other health problems. Thanks to those brilliant minds, they gave us the opportunity to know that there is always good in this world no matter how bad they seem to be. Also make sure that the clinic where you’ll be signing up for botox therapy has a n accredited physician who attended Botox Training Course to ensure your safety.


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