American cosmetologists discovered the unexpected benefit of botox
American cosmetologists found out that Botox has an unexpected and useful side effect, reports Fashionista.
Injection of the botulinum toxin preparation (a neurotoxin of a proteinaceous nature produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum), commonly known as botox, reduces the level of sebum production in the epidermis and removes the greasy gloss, especially noticeable in the so-called T-zone: on the nose, chin and forehead above the eyebrows.
"Although this way of getting rid of excess fat and oily skin gloss is not in the recommendation of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), we found that this is an ordinary side effect effect on injections prescribed to combat wrinkles," said Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. "Also, patients are sweating in these areas: because the facial muscles are paralyzed by injection, they do not contract and do not stimulate the sebaceous and sweat glands to develop a secret."
According to the expert, in his practice there are more and more patients at the age of about 30 who complain of excessive fat content of the skin, and the unexpected effect of Botox can help them.