You might have already heard enough about Botox?
Well, there is a lot of hype that a proper Botox treatment can make the wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines disappear.
This is the reason perhaps why every year hundreds of thousands of men and women undergo this treatment to get a wrinkle-free and smooth skin.
So, what it actually is?
Let’s start with the basics first and then talk about surprising facts related to it.
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin (BTX), commonly known as BOTOX, is a protein obtained from different bacteria and chemical compounds. Botox relaxes and softens the wrinkles, and helps you in getting a smooth skin.
Botox is one of the safest cosmetic treatment as it is well researched, legal, and effective and approved by FDA (in 2002). It is older than you might think; it accidentally came into existence when doctors were attempting to determine the cause of the sudden death of Germans due to food poisoning.
But that’s not just about Botox. There is a lot more to it. Here are 6 Botox facts that may surprise you!
Little-Known Botox Facts
- Botox was discovered accidentally!
Dr. Justinus Kerner accidentally invented Botox in the 1820s when he was attempting to find the cause of food poisoning that led to the sudden death of Germans due to eating meat. He discovered botulinum toxin, in the meat, and named the ailment that killed the Germans, “botulism.”
- Botox can help with chronic pain and cure migraine
If you thought that Botox is just for enhancing your beauty, you might be mistaken.
In fact, doctors have developed FDA-approved Botox injections that can help in the treatment of migraines.
The complete treatment requires 31 Botox injections that are injected over seven different sites on head and neck in a span of 12 weeks.
- Botox can help you through depression
Yes, you read that right.
Botox is helpful in limiting the body’s ability to frown. As frown sends a signal to the brain that can signal depression, the people who could literally not frown were happier than people who could frown.
- Botox was almost used as a weapon in World War II.
This might sound a bit weird but the United States almost used Botox as a weapon during World War II where they developed a pill of toxins that would be used to intoxicate the food and drinks of high ranked Japanese Officials.
Prostitutes were expected to execute this plan but it was never really executed.
- Botox is not permanent.
Many of us assume that Botox is permanent, but the actual results last only for an average of 4-6 months for most of the people.
- Botox has many medical uses.
Like we already said, Botox has many medical uses that include fixing brow asymmetry, minimizing lines around the nose, decreasing oiliness of skin, minimizing the appearance of the pores, correcting a droopy nose tip, and decreasing scalp sweating.
Were you surprised by any of the above-mentioned Botox facts?