Evolution of Beauty: Botox

Most of us know that Botox is the same toxin that causes Botulism. Sounds scary, right? However, we also know that Botox has been used for years safely and effectively. So, how did an awful illness become something that treats other health problems as well as gets rid of lines and wrinkles? That’s quite a leap when you think about it. Let’s explore the history.
In the early 1800s consumption of tainted sausages led to a serious illness causing paralysis (Botulism). Seriously, bad sausage! Smoked sausage to be exact.  A physician at the time decided to experiment on himself and animals by consuming the bad sausage. Why on earth would willingly eat bad sausage? In the name of science of course!  The physician concluded that the toxin found in the tainted meat may be able to be used therapeutically due to its ability to interrupt signals between the muscles and brain.  Later in the century, a professor of bacteriology was able study and purify the toxin for medicinal use. The onabotulinum toxin A was used to treat lazy or crossed eyes and a plastic surgeon in the 1990s discovered that it could be used to manipulate facial muscles for the benefit of beauty! This is most definitely an interesting use of toxic substances
Here we are now, a few decades later. A ton of research, a ton of trials, and many satisfied patients. The non-surgical solution to eliminating frown lines, smile lines, worry lines, and crows-feet.  Botox Cosmetic blocks the transmission between nerves and muscles which in turn reduces the muscle movement that causes the above-mentioned issues. Many facilities offer Botox Cosmetic but it is important to have the procedure performed by an experienced professional.

Beautique Medical Spa was a pioneer in the use of Botox when it was first FDA approved in the early 2000’s. We have experienced it all and are trained to administer the right amount to the right areas for the optimum results. If anyone knows the ins and outs of Botox Cosmetic, it is Beautique!

We invite you to visit our website www.beautiquemedicalspa.com and to reach out to us for any questions you may have.

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