The tell-tale signs of aging -fine lines and wrinkles – have for centuries been enough to send some people into a state of panic and desperation. We’ve even shown on this blog some of the bizarre treatments people have tried for years to reverse these signs. Of the most bizarre and most popular treatments people have used for the past several years has been Botox. Botox – as many people know by now – is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Recently, experts have begun looking at the effects of Botox more critically and this in turn is making people reevaluate the wisdom of choosing this method to combat aging skin. Here are some of the adverse effects of this so-called panacea.
The minor dangers of Botox
- Flu-like symptoms
- Muscle weakness at the site of injection
- Crooked smile and/or crooked eyebrows
- Dry eyes
The major dangers of Botox
- Vision problems
- Crusty buildup or drainage around eyes
- Hoarse voice or trouble speaking
- Trouble breathing and/or swallowing
- Loss of bladder control
- Muscle weakness away from the injection site
- Erratic heart rate
In addition to these dangers there is the risk of acquiring a black market version of Botox that has expired and may be dangerous. Additionally, an unqualified physician may make the condition you are trying to correct worse. Some people’s faces have been known to become lopsided when Botox was administered incorrectly.
In short, has gained much fame for being able to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet. Part of the reason for this popularity is that it has become a favorite among Hollywood’s elite such as Liz Hurley, Lulu, Meg Ryan, Leslie Ash, etc. However, since Botox was introduced to the public for its wrinkle lessening properties, the issue of its safety continues to come up again and again. Our products at Apothederm – such as our anti-aging system kit – produce no risks in comparison to Botox and are excellent at mitigating the signs of aging skin. Our other items, such as our stretch mark products and our anti-stretch marks cream, can also prove to be a natural and safe addition to a home beauty routine. In short, there is no need to endure the risk and cost of Botox when there are other viable alternatives that can help to replenish and revitalize aging skin.