Every since the FDA put its stamp of approval on the use of botox for cosmetic purposes it has been the subject of much hype. Celebrities sing its praises and it has become the “go to” fix for fine line and wrinkles for people as young as 25.
For many it is like finding the fountain of youth, it is surprising indeed since Botox is a toxic derivative of Clostridium Botulinum. This is the same bacterium that is responsible for Botulism poisoning. The medication, which it was originally developed to be, causes muscles to freeze.
The first benefits of Botox injections were for medicinal purposes for chronic migraine sufferers. This is one medication for migraines that have minimal side effects. It was also used to control muscle spasm in some patients. When used to treat migraines by blocking the pain receptors.
Men who have enlarged prostates can also find relief through the miracle that is Botox. Doctors inject Botox directly into the prostate gland and this provides relief from infections and also helps with frequent urination. The side effects are not permanent, erectile dysfunction and incontinence is not a bother like with so many other treatments.