The “Mysterious Molecule of the Century” is the unofficial term for botulinum toxin used by the global neurological community. And all thanks to the endless possibilities of Botox in various branches of medicine, from cosmetology to neurology. Botulinum toxin is best known for its ability to smooth wrinkles. But as it turned out, his injections can do much more. Our experts will tell you the most extraordinary applications of Botox in medicine.
Irina Shapiro, founder of OMNY BEAUTY CLINIC aesthetic medicine clinic
“Raises” the hip
Botox injections can be used to reshape the butt. The drug changes the tone of the gluteal muscle, establishing its activity in the upper part. Therefore, the butt appears more rounded and toned. So you can say goodbye to “sad” hips.
Corrects the proportions of the face
One of the application areas of botulinum toxin is the correction of facial proportions. These include correction of a gingival smile (strong exposure of the upper gingiva when smiling), correction of the line and volume of the lips for correct phonetics, mobility of the nostrils, height and shape of the eyebrows, facial features (reducing activity). hypertonicity of the subcutaneous muscle of the neck and the masticatory muscle) and even narrowing of the nose.
Reduces the volume of the legs
For those who have danced their whole lives and now dream of skinny shins, the good news is that Botox injections can help with this. Botulinum toxin relaxes the calf muscle, so its volume is visually reduced, and the legs become thinner.
Botox is used in chronic headaches such as migraine. The therapeutic effect in this case is achieved not only by relaxing the muscles. Botulinum toxin can suppress neurogenic inflammation and interfere with the release of certain neurotransmitters involved in the development of headaches.
Treats excessive sweating
When botox is injected into the area where the sweat glands are located (for example, under the armpits, palms or feet), blockage develops and sweating stops for 6-8 months.
Reduces foot sensitivity
The procedure of injecting Botox into the feet has now become especially popular among Hollywood stars. It is made to reduce the sensitivity and discomfort that occurs when walking with high heels. However, the methodology is highly controversial. In most cases it is ineffective and in isolated cases can lead to damage not only to the gait, but also to the motor function of the leg or to the tendons.
Anna Lene, beautician, cosmetologist, and Institute of anti-aging medicine
Helps sit on twine
Sitting on the rope will be easier if Botox relaxes the iliac muscles, which belong to the inner muscle group of the pelvis. This lifesaver trick is used, for example, by gymnasts. This is possible due to the temporary relaxation of some muscle groups, while activation of others occurs.
Botulinum toxin helps to cope with night grinding of teeth – bruxism. This is a spasm of the masticatory muscles, accompanied by involuntary clenching of the jaws and their movement relative to each other. Often bruxism causes loosening of the teeth, enamel damage and headaches. And the injections help relax the overactive chewing muscle, thereby stopping the jaw clenching.
Neutralizes pain during orgasm
Some women experience pain during orgasm due to excessive muscle contraction. Botulinum toxin injections can relieve them and reduce discomfort.
Helps wounds heal faster
Another mechanism of action of Botox is associated with its effect on inflammatory processes. Botulinum toxin suppresses them in tissues used to relieve rosacea, acne, alopecia, scar correction, postherpetic neuralgia and itching.
The indications for the use of Botox preparations are not limited to this. Almost every year, new discoveries emerge in the field of basic pharmacology. Dentistry, neurology, psychiatry, otolaryngology, orthopedics, gynecology – specialists in all these fields conduct in-depth clinical research on the use of botulinum toxin. Therefore, the list of indications for the use of Botox will gradually grow.
And by the way, these are not all interesting facts about Botox. Read here how the most dangerous poison became the elixir of youth and why its production is kept secret.
Source: People Talk
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