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Botox- Do you think it's misunderstood?

Asked by addictionsfb (30points) July 5th, 2010

Not everyone wants to inject poison into their face. And that’s how a lot of folks feel about Botox. It can end migraines, prostate problems, and muscle spasms. That’s what studies using Botox are showing. How do you feel about it? Would you or have you had this done for a certain procedure?

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kenmc's avatar

It paralyzes muscles and is used for a few reasons beyond cosmetic ones.

It’s still a poison.

UScitizen's avatar

Nope. It’s not misunderstood. It’s something that people with more money than sense do.

lillycoyote's avatar

Let’s see… not everyone wants have a poison injected into their face that causes paralysis of the facial muscles. Are these the people that are the ones that may have some misunderstanding about Botox? I don’t mean to be snarky but it seems pretty straightforward to me. Though, I do have to admit that I am not familiar with any of the studies/data that suggests that Botox may be useful in treating migraines, prostate problems and muscle spasms. If it is useful in treating those conditions then that may be a different story. Poisons, at least potentially dangerous and destructive compounds are currently used to treat a number of conditions. Chemotherapy, for example.

Nullo's avatar

At the end of the day, you’re still shooting poison into your face. :\
GWR bills it as the deadliest poison on the face of the planet.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Most people know it as a cosmetic procedure and I believe they fail to appreciate the poison aspect or the potential risks.

Few people are aware of the small number of clinical applications for which it may be a genuine benefit.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

I think it is yet another avenue by which vain, superficial and egotistical people can be relieved of their money. Personally, I would not date a woman who had had botox or plastic surgery.

iLove's avatar

@FireMadeFlesh – can you please clone yourself and move to Boca Raton ? The men here seem to prefer plastic…

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@iLove Haha. Unfortunately I don’t even know where that is, so its not looking likely.

Nullo's avatar

@FireMadeFlesh Does that rule out all plastic, or just non-reconstructive?

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

It’s a poison, folks. It kills me that ordinary people who claim to not use drugs will willingly inject this highly toxic substance into their body in an attempt to improve their looks. However, Botox frequently has precisely the opposite effect. If you need proof of the possibilities, just look at what it did to Cher, Priscilla Presley, Jacqueline Stallone and Kenny Rogers.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@Nullo It rules out any radical cosmetic procedure that has been performed for the sake of vanity. I do not say that because it is unattractive, but because it reflects an undesirable personality. Of course essential reconstructive surgery should not be a barrier to a relationship or finding that person attractive.

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