No one would voluntarily have Salmonella injected into their face. Would they?
Botulism toxin kills through paralysis.
Apparently, some years ago, a wonderfully mad scientist familiar with post stroke spasticity, decided that botulism injected directly into the overly tight muscles might reduce pain and contortion of always contracted limbs. Temporary paralysis of these muscles does, indeed, have benefits.
Unfortunately Botox’s most significant medical use is relatively unknown.
Whenever I mention my Botox treatments, 90% of people begin scanning my
canyon-like laugh lines.
For the past couple of years I’ve received 8 to 10 injections in Lida every three weeks or so.
The result is not dramatic but I can definitely tell when the Botox wears off. Then, it takes superhuman effort to intertwine the fingers of my hands.
For me, it’s not a miracle. I hope it is for others.
But as long as it helps a little bit, I’ll continue to have Lida poisoned into partial submission.