Botox isn't Just for Beauty

Generally when people mention Botox they imagine a-list celebrities looking pristine and much younger than their years. The Media floods us with images of beautiful, successful people sending us the message that this is what we should all aspire to be. I believe this is the main reason why Botox has increased so much in popularity, people want to stay looking younger for longer. It is a known fact of the importance of first impressions and if you are well presented and look good then you are more likely to become successful in your career and social circles, people are therefore investing in themselves in order to be prosperous in life. Botox is even becoming popular with men, Stars such as Sylvester Stallone and Simon Cowell have openly admitted to having the treatment and the craze has been given the nick name 'Brotox'.

Did you know however that Botox is also used to treat many serious medical conditions??

Botox is a purified protein produced by the Bacterium Clostridum Botulinum and was first used in the 1980's to successfully treat muscle disorders such as Migraines, Rapid Eye Movement, Excessive Sweating and Lazy Eye. It wasn't until later on it was used cosmetically for treating lines and wrinkles on the face.

Botox has also been used for treating people with Over Active Bladders, Chronic Pain, Writer’s Cramp and more recently there have been some studies that indicate Botox could be used to treat some cases of depression. A study published in 'Dermologic Surgery' found that treating clinically depressed patients with Botox on the frown lines of their faces actually got rid of their depression. Interesting Stuff! I believe they will continue to research into the many uses of Botox and discover many more important uses for it.

Botox is a prescribed drug which must be used in a safe environment by a fully trained and qualified professional; Marzieh has been injecting for over 8 years and is a Nurse Prescriber.