Botox turns 25
2014 marks the 25th year since Botox was first approved for medical use. Since then, the well-known Line & Wrinkle treatment has been found to be suitable for treating numerous problems, including Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis), joint pain and even migraines. The aim of the treatment is to temporarily paralyse certain muscles, with Botulinum toxin blocking nerve signals so that your muscles stop contracting. Officially approved for treating 12 conditions, the most common ailments Botox is used for include: Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), where injections into the target area block sweat glands, helping to prevent perspiration; Lines and Wrinkles, where injections relax the muscles in your face to smoothen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes and Crows Feet; Joint Pain, where injections soothe the pain in hips, shoulders and knees caused by arthritis. To find out more about Botox and its uses, read our article. Have you undergone treatment for Lines & Wrinkles or Excessive Sweating? Send us a tweet with your experience.