Previously published in Examiner
Part 1 of the Botox series
What is Botox?
Botox is a botulinum type A toxin. It is the same toxin found in botulism, the bacterium we know to produce food poisoning. However, if injected into the body in small doses Botox prevents the signals in muscles from contracting. They remain tightened, giving the appearance of smooth skin. Smooth skin means no wrinkles. Therefore, many women and some men feel they have found the fountain of youth.
What are the uses for botox
- Botox is used for wrinkles known as crow's feet
- Creases in the forehead
- Lines around the eyebrows
- Neck creases.
The Stars are using Botox for Everything
It seems this craze is really getting out of hand. The stars are using Botox for everything. Recently Australian singer Kylie Minoque has been suspected of using Botox to raise her eyebrows. Grazia Magazine, a UK magazine asked the burning question, "what has Kylie done to her face?
Dr. Dr Alex Karidis, a cosmetic surgeon, believes Kylie Minoque is having regular Botox treatments. He says she has one eyebrow higher than the other and that is a tale tail sign she is using Botox.
Examiner note: There are people whose eyebrows are asymetrical, and they do not use botox, so this examiner does not understand the comment that that one eyehigh brow higher than the other is a sure tell-tail sign of someone using botox. A symetrical eyebrows is caused by a weaker muscle for one of them.
To be continued
Dr. Arthur Swift,M.D., C.M., F.R.C.S.(C)
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
The Westmount Institute of Plastic Surgery
4131 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC, Canada
Tel.: (514) 933-2353
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