While some people have sworn by Botox and similar procedures since its approval for cosmetic purposes, many have found it painful, cost-prohibitive and are disappointed with its short-term effects. In some cases, Botox has been known to cause minor side effects like headaches, stomach upset and flu-like symptoms.
Sometimes, in the case of injections in the face, Botox can lead to drooping eyelids. The drooping eyelids, however, are temporary and the effect usually fades.
In addition to the continuously stunned or stern-faced appearance of its users, a recent study premises that Botox users may even be less empathetic than non-users. Its paralysis of the facial muscles may prevent the transmission of the appropriate emotional signals to the brain. There appears to be a disconnect between the emotions they may be feeling and their facial expressions.
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Recently, Botox has gained a great deal of medical credibility for its use in the treatment of a variety of ailments from migraines to excessive sweating. This is understandably a ray of hope for sufferers of these conditions who may believe the side effects to be subordinate to the relief.
Fortunately, women and many men are seeking more holistic and natural ways of achieving and maintaining youthful and healthy skin. One popular and very effective alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures is microcurrent. This treatment uses a device which emits mild electrical currents to the facial area.