You likely have heard of the term Botox being thrown around as a way to get rid of your wrinkle lines. In fact, many celebrities have touted its great benefits in making them look several years younger than they actually are. Reading these stories of celebrities finding success with Botox may actually convince a few people to try it out, but if they knew what Botox actually was, they would likely have had second opinions about it. So what is Botox exactly? How does it work? Keep reading to find out!
Botox is short for botulinum toxin. Yes, it is a toxin. More specifically, it is a neurotoxin. In fact, botulinum toxin is the most lethal toxin known to man, and it has an LD50 (the dosage required to kill 50% of those administered a drug) of 1.3 to 2.1 nanograms per kilogram of weight. So a 55 kg female (121.2 lbs.) has a 50% chance of dying if administered just 65 to 105 nanograms, or 0.000000065 grams to 0.000000105 grams, of botulinum toxin. That is an extremely miniscule amount. For comparison, the Poison Dart Frog, the most poisonous animal on earth, requires 2 micrograms, or 0.000002 grams, which is roughly 150 to 200 times more than the amount needed for botulinum toxin to kill someone. In addition, Botox can have severe side effects even when administered properly, such as droopy eyelids, fever, nausea, weakness, etc. The number of side of effects of Botox goes on and on.
Droopy eyelids are a side effect of improperly administered Botox.
As a neurotoxin, Botox works by preventing nerves or neurons from sending messages to one another, so when it is injected into a muscle, for example, the muscle becomes weakened because it can no longer receive messages from the brain. To put into simple terms, Botox causes paralysis of the muscles. And using this paralysis, Botox actually tries to prevent new age lines from forming – not erase already existing ones. Essentially, the paralysis of the facial muscles that create the facial lines and wrinkles prevent those lines from forming or deepening.
Fortunately, there is a better way of dealing with age lines than injecting a neurotoxin into your face. One of the main ingredients of the IASO Progressive Age Care line is Hibiscus extract (okra), which contains Myoxinol. Myoxinol works similarly to Botox in that it inhibits the movement of facial muscles in order to prevent mechanically induced age lines. This natural ingredient is a much safer alternative to Botox, and will save you money in the long run, as Botox must be reapplied every three to four months. Healthy and young looking skin can be achieved through natural ingredients, and it doesn’t have to break your bank.
If you’re worried about your age lines, give IASO a try. To help you out, use the discount below on your next purchase for 20% off. This is a limited time offer, so act quickly before the discount expires!
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