Male Celebs Who Have Undergone Plastic Surgery

Posted in Body Procedures, Face Surgery Procedures, Non Surgical Treatment, Spa Services | January 21, 2015

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The common misconception of plastic surgery is centered around the recognition of nose jobs, tummy tucks, and breast implants. That’s the association a man terms with plastic surgery – bigger breasts, thinner noses, and skinnier waists. This could be the reason why some men turn their noses away from cosmetic upgrades.

However, you’d be surprised at the number of men dabble in the art of plastic surgery. As a matter of fact, some of entertainment’s biggest male stars have gone under the knife and needle for a little enhancement. Some of the manliest of men have retouched faces. Let’s take a look at the male celebrities who have undergone plastic surgery.

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Bruce Jenner

Keeping Up With The Kardashians wouldn’t be a hit without former Olympic athlete and father, Bruce Jenner, in the mix. From taking a gold medal in the decathlon of the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal to striking up fame in the form of a reality show, Bruce Jenner has become a household name.

Bruce is also not ashamed to admit that he has undergone plastic surgery. In fact, in 1984, Jenner went under the knife for a nose job and a partial facelift. 25 years later, Bruce Jenner underwent cosmetic corrections from a ‘botched’ facelift. Olympic gold medalist turned reality show star, Jenner is a man of cosmetic improvement.

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Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke is an American actor in many drama, action, and thriller hits such as The Expandables 2, The Wrestler, and Sin City. Beginning his career as an amateur boxer in Hollywood, Rourke gave that up after doctors warned him about neurological problems if he continued. Transitioning from the ring to the movie screen, Mickey Rourke is one that tends not to disappoint.

In 1991, after terminating his boxing career, Rourke went on the table to undergo corrective plastic surgery after injuries from boxing matches became an issue to him. According to sources, Rourke has since received a facelift, eyelid lift, and hair transplants. In an attempt to keep his young, fresh appearance, Rourke isn’t doing that bad of a job.

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Simon Cowell

The British invasion came to America in the form of Simon Cowell. Developing and producing hit shows such as American Idol, The X-Factor, and America’s Got Talent, Cowell has captivated the entertainment industry and has become a huge name in music from his scouting talents alone.

While many aspiring talents fear the wrath of his judgment, Cowell isn’t afraid of a cosmetic procedure. While he says he hasn’t had too much work done, he’s dabbled in the practice of Botox procedures. In fact, Simon Cowell even gives Botox procedures as gifts to his friends! There have been rumors of Cowell getting a facelift, but it looks like that rumor isn’t getting a ticket to Hollywood.

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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is a definitive ‘man’s man’. Playing the iconic role of Rocky in the sequenced boxing films, Stallone has made a name for himself with a bad-to-the-bone, not-to-be-messed-with persona.

Stallone is not ashamed to say that he’s had work done. In fact, he actually has a legitimate excuse. His birthing doctor used forceps in the delivery of the star, which resulted in nerve damage to the left side of his face. He has undergone cosmetic surgery to correct those issues. When he got the role of Rocky Balboa, Stallone lost a lot of weight to appear as an active boxer. As a result, Stallone’s face began to sag. So, he had a partial facelift on his left side for correction. There is a rumored forehead lift, but who’s going to ask him if it’s true? Remember, he is Rocky!

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Kenny Rogers

Country crooner, Kenny Rogers, made swift success with such hits as “Islands in The Stream” and “The Gambler”. As an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame and one of the highest selling artists ever (with 165 million albums sold), Rogers has made his name as one of the biggest influences to the future of country music.

Rogers has opened up about his cosmetic procedures, telling People magazine in 2006 about his botched eyelid lift that took away his ‘seductive’ look. He also received cosmetic upgrades in a facelift and Botox injections. He once joked that he underwent surgery to balance the age of his wife, who is much younger than him.

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Wayne Newton

Mr. Entertainment, Mr. Las Vegas, The Midnight Idol. These are the nicknames of the one and only, Wayne Newton. A Vegas native, Newton grew to fame in 1972 with his hit song “Daddy, Don’t Walk Too Fast”, which peaked #4 on the charts. Since then, he has become a Las Vega hit, coining him with the above nicknames. He has made cameo appearances in popular shows and films like The Hangover.

Making its way along with Wayne Newton on the Vegas strip is his list of cosmetic procedures in an attempt to maintain and improve his look. Newton has undergone a brow lift, facelifts, a nose job, jaw line surgery, and plenty of Botox. A music and entertainment sensation, Wayne Newton is the epitome of Vegas.

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Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson, brother of the late icon, Michael Jackson, was a member of the former Jackson 5, with hits including “ABC” and “I’ll Be There”. Working as a solo producer, he has helped produced with the late Whitney Houston in her early years.

Jermaine, along with the rest of his family, isn’t afraid of a little… TLC – tender, love, and cosmetic surgery. Undergoing a nose job and skin alterations, Jackson makes it on the list of male celebrities with plastic surgery to enhance their look.

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Barry Manilow

“At the copa (CO!) Copacabana…” Barry Manilow, singer of this successful hit, made his way to fame in the early 1970s. Manilow accomplished the feat of having five of his albums on the best-seller chart simultaneously. While he’s been a chart-topper and Vegas strip headliner, he’s most known for his writing capabilities. He has written commercial jingles for brands and companies, some of which are McDonald’s, Dr. Pepper, State Farm Insurance, and Band-aids. Selling 80 million albums worldwide, he is added to the list of the best-selling artists of all time.

While he denies his surgeries, experts in the field have discussed his changing look. They speculate an eyelid lift, upper and lower facelift, and Botox. Still, with or without surgery, Manilow is a music mogul.

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Carrot Top

Funnyman, Carrot Top, is a household name as a comic and actor. Known for his prop comedy and satirical material, Carrot Top has appeared in numerous films, shows, and parodies including Scrubs, The Neighbors, Family Guy, and South Park.

Carrot Top, known personally as Scott Thompson, has undergone an amount of surgery, including an eyebrow lift and lip plumping. He has also undergone laser peels to remove freckles and Botox injections. Aside from cosmetic procedures, there is speculation that Carrot Top has dabbled into steroids, which can explain his recent fast-growing muscular physique.

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Gene Simmons

Kiss bass guitarist and co-lead vocalist, how can one simply forget about Gene Simmons? Captivating the world with hits such as “Rock-n-Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City”, Kiss was a hit. After a dismissal of the band in the early 1980s, the band reunited for the Kiss Alive/Worldwide/Reunion Tour, which became the top-grossing tour of 1996 and 1997. They have been named one of VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”, and in 2014, the band was an inductee into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.

Since then, Gene Simmons has appeared on Ugly Betty, CSI: Miami, a voiceover on The Fairly OddParents, and as a guest judge on American Idol. On his reality show, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, he hosted a televised surgery as Simmons and wife, Shannon Tweed, underwent his-and-her facelifts. He’s no stranger to plastic surgery.

 

There you have it. Some of the manliest of men have improved their look with a few incisions and injections. From Rocky Balboa to chart-topping, highest selling artists, cosmetic surgery isn’t only for women.


Plastic Surgery Tourism: From China to South Korea

Posted in Body Procedures, Breast Surgery Procedures, Face Surgery Procedures, Liposuction Procedures | January 21, 2015

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Plastic surgery has been around for a while. It’s been around for so long that traces of its practice have been dated back to 3000 to 2500 BC. Reaching from states to countries and from countries to continents, cosmetic surgery can be performed anywhere. With experienced and highly skilled doctors in each country, you can literally get a procedure performed just about anywhere. However, in some places, like China, it may be little less likely to find patients going under the knife there.

Chinese plastic surgery clinics have been reported as being unhygienic and unclean. That may be a reason why many Chinese patients get their procedure outsourced to other countries, like South Korea.

As a matter of fact, South Korea has had a massive amount of Chinese tourists undergo surgery in their clinics. South Korea’s clinics have been noted for their hygiene, cleanliness, and professionalism. These are major reasons why Chinese frequent to South Korea.

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South Korea: Eat, Sleep, and Get A Nip And Tuck

Cosmetic surgery is a must-do for Chinese tourists in South Korea. From minor surgeries like an eyelid lift to extreme procedures such as facial reconstruction, the Chinese guests have chosen South Korea as their surgical location.

The ubiquitous popularity of Chinese medical tourism has made South Korea the place to go for Chinese surgery. A little pricier than Chinese clinics, South Korean clinics offer a more hygienic and smoother operation in cosmetic procedures.

With much medical traffic from China, South Korea’s government has chosen to adapt to the growing industry.

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How South Korea’s Government Adapts

With the amount of tourism in intentions of cosmetic surgery, the South Korean government has taken notice and adapted to the inbound traffic of Chinese patients. They have adapted so much so that the government sets aside an annual $4 million promotion plan to encourage the Chinese medical tourism industry.

In the Gangnam district of South Korea, plastic surgery clinics have adapted to the Chinese tourists looking for undergoing procedures that they even have signs in Chinese to draw them in. When one gets into the clinic, Korean to Chinese translators stand prepared for interpreting communications between the two languages.

Results in Chinese Medical Tourism

As a result of the widespread popularity of Chinese medical tourism, South Korean medical clinics gain notability in the form of studies. In fact, a study conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that South Korea has the highest rate of cosmetic surgery worldwide.

A procedure in South Korea can range from $900 to more than $15,000, depending upon the combination of plastic surgeries that are performed. For some, a simple procedure will do, but for many, while you’re there, you might as well go all out, right?

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Effects of Medical Tourism

As sanitary and sterile as South Korean clinics can be, problems can still arise. As mentioned above, many Chinese tourists undergo surgeries in bulk since they are in the country for a short period of time. This can have a damaging effect on the patient if too much surgery has been performed. Too much surgery at one time can be dangerous for the patient.

There is a limit to plastic surgery procedures at one time, as your health becomes a factor in the outcome of operations. Though, approaching the borderline of the limit can start to have an effect on you at physical and emotional levels. From depression and stress to the length of time it takes for healing, these factors tie into the effects of plastic surgery.

Also, another factor is the operation of travel after conducting such change to your body. Those who have had a good amount of work done in South Korea may have to wait until they heal more before boarding the plane back home. Traveling could increase your risk of fails, damages, and complications of surgery.

In conclusion, Chinese tourism is most popular for cosmetic surgeries in South Korea. With cleaner, more sanitary, and sterile clinics for operating, South Korea becomes the highest rated country in the world for cosmetic procedures.


Winter Skin You Don’t Have To Be In

Posted in Non Surgical Treatment | December 12, 2014

winterskinThe winter cold can leave your skin looking dryer than the Sahara Desert on the hottest day of the year. No matter what you seem to do, your skin still looks cracked and lifeless. Luckily, nature already provides the best remedies for dry skin.

Pine Tree

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As mentioned in previous posts, pine tree oil is great for treating cold symptoms and relieving stress. You can find pine tree oil in many skin care products from lotions to bath soaps and so on. What this oil is it acts as an antioxidant to iron out those wrinkles and age marks. Dermatologists often prescribe the oil to treat cases of psoriasis, itching, pimples, eczema, and more skin problems.

Honey

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The bees are hard at work to provide a healthier sweetener, a baking ingredient, and a skin exfoliator? That’s right, honey has shown to clean and hydrate the skin, leaving a glow. Honey can also fade scars with its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compounds. Honey is also said to lighten skin.

Honey can also be used as an acne treatment, an all-natural conditioner, hair highlighter, and a sunburn treatment. With the anti-inflammatory properties, honey can calm redness and irritation of the skin. Your hair can benefit from the enzymes in honey, giving it a shine without weighing it down.

Coconut

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You can get a little piece of paradise with the benefits that coconuts give you. Not only is it good for your skin, but coconuts help control diabetes, increase the tolerance of your immune system, and boost energy. Also, coconut oil can be used as an anti-aging treatment against wrinkles with its anti-carcinogenic properties.

Coconut oil is great as it moisturizes the skin, preventing dryness and flakiness. It also detoxifies your skin from bacteria, fungi, and other germs. And, if you ever want to reverse the effects of tanning, coconut oil will do the trick.

Milk

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Before you pour that milk into a glass or bowl, learn this: milk has many benefits for the skin. For example, milk soothes irritation, acts as a superior cleanser, and shrinks pores. Like coconut oil, milk also improves complexion. Milk can also be used to remove dead skin cells.

Oatmeal

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So, before I continue, I will remind you that this is not a reminder to eat breakfast, but as well as other natural skin care remedies, oatmeal offers great advantages for the skin. A facial of hot cooked oatmeal can be used to treat acne, remove redness and irritation, and naturally cleanse your skin deep inside the pores. Did you know that oatmeal could also treat chicken pox and poison ivy?

Bananas

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Bananas are a delicious fruit that… can be used to achieve great skin? Almost. The oil found in banana peels can be used to get that great skin. It acts as a nourishment to reduce dryness and flaky skin and tightens skin cells. It also contains the power to hamper the production of Eumelanin, which darkens the skin tone.

 

The elements of nature are all around you. From honey to coconuts, nature provides the remedies for beaming, glowing skin. You’re just a glass of milk and a banana peel away from achieving it!


Peppermint & Pine: The Benefits of Christmas

Posted in Uncategorized | December 12, 2014

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Don’t you just love the smell of December? The Christmas tree lights up the house while its lovely smell infuses with the feeling of joy. The pine scent fills the air, and it smells like Christmas. The tree is full of memories hanging from each branch and alongside hangs candy canes ready to be eaten. This is what you think of when you think peppermint and pine in the holidays, but do you really know what they can do for you?

 

Vitamin C isn’t just found in oranges…

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In the early 1940s, French researcher Jacques Masquelier discovered that pine bark and needles contained vitamin C. He also found that pine contains beneficial antioxidants such as flavonols. It was then that he discovered Pycnogenol, which today is marketed as a dietary supplement.

Stress Relief and Enhanced Memory

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Both pine and peppermint oils both are found to relieve stress. Taking a walk in the woods is common in many places as it relaxes your mind. Also, massages with pine essential oil have been proven to not only ease muscle tension, but provide mental clarity in today’s busy world. Peppermint oil is most often used for its aroma. The scent of peppermint can ease your mind. Peppermint is also known to get rid of headaches, enhance memory, and increase alertness.

Take A Deep Breath

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Pine trees are a great remedy for that winter allergy that spreads right before the holidays. Pine tree oil has been shown to alleviate symptoms of chest colds and provide relief for illnesses such as bronchitis. Acting as a gentle decongestant, pine trees make it easier to breathe when with a stuffy nose.

Peppermint has its fair share of remedy-like treatments. Like pine, peppermint is another great decongestant that loosens mucus and makes it easier to breathe. Also, peppermint contains rosmarinic acids (also found in rosemary) that reduce inflammation in asthma patients.

A Little Rub Down..

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As mentioned above, pine tree oil can act as a great massage lubricant to help ease muscle tension and relieve mental stress. Peppermint can also do the trick with sore muscles and muscle pain. Rubbing one or both of these oils on your skin will reduce pain, stress, and worry.

Gargle with Peppermint

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Peppermint is a great way to freshen breath. It also has been shown to slightly whiten teeth. But what you might not know is that peppermint oil is one of the most natural mouthwashes and germ killer there is. Also, peppermint helps prevent cavities!

 

So, there you have it. Your Christmas tree sits in the corner, decorated with the fondest memories of the past. Candy canes hang from the branches as well. Then, you think… Is there anything pine and peppermint CAN’T do?!

 


Which Celebrity Has Undergone The Most Plastic Surgery?

Posted in Uncategorized | November 6, 2014

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In today’s world, it’s a necessity to feel beautiful. With celebrities undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures, it triggers a trend, so to speak. Movie premieres, red carpet events, award shows, and television appearances all have celebrities on their toes about looking feeling their best. The spotlight applies this pressure to be beautiful. This is why numerous celebrities have went under the knife, but how much is too much? Which celebrity has undergone the most plastic surgery?

Cher

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If Cher could turn back time… Well, that’s what she’s doing. The worldwide phenom claims to have had a nose job and breast augmentation, but there are speculations to the singer having a tummy tuck, liposuction, fat grafting facelift, eyelid surgery, injectable fillers, and Botox. “In my job, becoming old and becoming extinct are one and the same,” she was quoted.

 

Joan Rivers

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The late comedienne, Joan Rivers, was no stranger to cosmetic procedures. In fact, she advocated, “Looking 50 is great – if you’re 60.” Of course, with humor, she jokingly added, “I’ve had so much plastic surgery that, when I die, they will donate my body to Tupperware.” She was an early proponent to plastic surgery procedures. The funny-woman reportedly had several nose jobs, liposuction, a tummy tuck, and number Botox injections.

 

Michael Jackson

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From “Thriller” to “Gotta Be Startin’ Something”, Michael Jackson’s discography is one to envy. What’s as noticeable as the former Jackson 5’s discography? His drastic changes in physical appearance. Michael Jackson’s skin tone went lighter, and his nose went thinner. By 1990, MJ had already undergone 10 facial surgeries alone. Surgeries on the legendary icon rumor to be a cleft chin insert, numerous nose jobs, forehead lift, cheek filler injections, and lip alterations.

 

Donatella Versace

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Donatella, once the muse for the Versace brand, took over as chief designer of the company after the murder of former owner, her older brother, Giovanni “Gianni” Versace. Since the 90’s, Donatella has undergone surgeries for her nose and lips, among numerous other adjustments. She also confirms Botox procedures.

 

Lil’ Kim

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In the mid 90’s, Lil’ Kim made a reputable name for herself by being one of first mainstream female rappers. Disappearing from the spotlight in the 2000’s, she returned a few years later looking noticeably different. Lil’ Kim’s nose was shaped, her cheeks were fuller, and her lips were bigger. She denies any surgery, and claim that her photos are altered, saying on Twitter,”…Years & years they have been photoshopping pics of me & sabotaging my image…”

 

Jocelyn Wildenstein

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The wife of French billionaire, Alec Wildenstein, Jocelyn had it all. She wanted to please her husband, who was a big cat lover, so she went under the knife for multiple surgeries to make her look more “feline”. Having spent an estimated $4 million on surgeries alone, Jocelyn says she is happy with how she looks. She feels beautiful and she got what she wanted. Afterwards, the Wildensteins divorced, leaving Jocelyn with a $2.3 billion settlement, following $100 million each year for 13 years. She was ordered that she couldn’t use the alimony money for future cosmetic procedures.

 

Dolly Parton

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“You owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it!,” the country crooner, Dolly Parton, said in a 2012 interview with InTouch Weekly. She started her career at an early age, but as she reached the peak of her fame, she “busted” out onto the scene… Get it? Well, if her obvious breast augmentation wasn’t enough, Miss “9 to 5” has been on the table for liposuction, fillers, Botox, nose jobs, and more. Now, she says that she’s just focused on maintanence – with fillers and Botox.

 

Janice Dickinson

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Self-proclaimed as the “world’s first supermodel”, Janice Dickinson is familiar with cosmetic procedures. She confirms that she has had a face lift, brow lift, a tummy tuck, fillers, and 30-YEAR-OLD breast implants! She makes an appearance on E!’s Botched to correct the disfiguration of her breasts from these implants.

 

These celebrities are just a few out of the numerous stars who have went under the knife and undergone cosmetic procedures. It’s hard to choose one that has had the most work done, but there are plenty of celebs that are ranked high on the list. Who do you think has had the most plastic surgery procedures?


The 4 Surprising Facts About Botox

Posted in Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Body Procedures, Non Surgical Treatment | November 6, 2014

Young sexy girl with facial treatment modern arrowsBotox injections are a common procedure among those of which surgeons perform. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there was an estimated count of over 186,500 Botox procedures conducted in 2013. With Botox ranking as the top non-invasive procedure, minds unconsciously wonder the benefits of the chemical, botulinum toxin (Botox).

Interestingly enough, what the chemical can do is surprising:

 

Botox has its roots in food poisoning.

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In the early 1800’s, Justinus Kerner discovered Botox in spoiled meat. This is how Botox got it’s name. He called his discovery “botulism”, derived from the Latin word botulus, which means “sausage”. In addition to rotten meat, botulinum can be found in canned vegetables, soil, and dust.

 

Botox can be used to treat depression.

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A Maryland dermatologist, Dr. Eric Finzi, pioneered the finding that Botox can be used to treat depression. He used 74 test subjects for his research, splitting them into two groups, and injecting the two groups differently (OBA with the injection, onabotulinumtoxinA, and placebo with a corrugator between the brows) . The depressive symptoms of the OBA group decreased 47% after six weeks. There was a noted 21% of decreased symptoms from the placebo group.

 

Botox also cures medical conditions.

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Severe sweating, eyelid spasms, psoriasis, and chronic migraines are some conditions that Botox has been found to treat. In the 1950’s, it was found that Botox can reduce muscle spasms. This discovery was helpful in the treatment of these medical conditions. Botox is handy for relaxing muscles related to nerve damage from conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spine injury. The Botox injection limits muscles contraction, which can be beneficial to you if you have any of the mentioned conditions. 

 

It can even be used for urinary tract dysfunctions.

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Botox can be the remedy for overactive bladders as it helps by relaxing the bladder muscle, limiting possible leaking episodes or trips to the restroom. Botox is FDA-approved to treat urinary incontinence.

While the FDA are occupied with the discovery of more uses for this muscle relaxing chemical, it is important to work with a doctor who is experienced with the use of Botox. For medical condition treatment, help with depression, or overactive bladder function, Botox can be your remedy.


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