But unlike hiccups, they could be cured with a teaspoon of of a toxin, wrinkles don’t just go away but we can help you.
Botox is typically known as a tool for smoothing out wrinkles, but it actually has many other applications in medicine. Botox, a trademark that’s short for botulinum toxin, is a neuromuscular blocker, which means it paralyzes the muscle into which it is injected.
In the 70s, Dr. Alan B. Scott started studying the toxin as a therapy for people with a medical condition that rendered them cross-eyed. Scott named the drug Oculinum and formed a company of the same name in 1978. In 1989 he received FDA approval for the treatment of strabismus (the crossed-eye disorder) and abnormal eyelid spasms. Two years later, Allergan bought Oculinum for $9 million and changed the drug’s name to Botox.
Since that moment in time, the toxin has been used in many other applications. Now, thanks in large part to off-label use, Botox–the wrinkle smoother that exploded as a cultural phenomenon and medical triumph–is increasingly being drafted for problems that go far beyond the cosmetic.
Botox can also help future wrinkles from forming.
It has a prophylactic effect. “If you can inactivate a muscle before it pulls the skin, it’ll prevent any lines from forming or getting worse.”
Botox stays only where injected, it does not roam through the body. “If I inject it in your face, it’s not going to work [or show up in] your toe,” as Dr Jativa says. “It does not have a systemic effect.” However, it may migrate up to 3 cm from where it was injected.
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Time: 15 min
Results: Within 1 week
Follow Up: 1.5 weeks
Discomfort (0-5): 1-2
Cost of treatment: $280 & up
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