The purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulism bacterium, commonly know as Botox, is most well known for its ability to make women (and a growing number of men look younger by temporarily paralyzing the muscles around the eyes and face. It is one of the most widely used beauty treatments and has been for nearly 30 years because of its quick results (1-2 weeks) and virtually no downtime. But few people realize that it was first used in 1968 for therapeutic treatments. It was originally used to cure those with cross eyes. Today, people are drawing on its original healing qualities and using Botox to cure their conditions. From migraines to sweating, there are numerous ways to use Botox beyond making us look younger.
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