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In an earlier posting on August 1st, I had a list of ways plastic surgeons and dermatologists are trying to capitalize on the use of Botox:

* tip of the nose to help lift the whole face

* neck to counteract sagging that pulls the face down

* face to minimize acne and rosacea (slowing down oil gland secretion and blood vessel dilation to reduce redness)

* décolletage to help give you a “firmer look” (Molvar, 2012)

In an article by Dr. William Douglass on October 31st, in his online newsletter, The Douglass Report, he talks about more ways doctors want to use Botox:

* to fix a leaky bladder;

* to stop headaches;

* control muscle spasms (maybe, but how often does one suffer from spasms); and

* to relieve symptoms of allergies (by rubbing Botox inside the nose so you won’t sneeze).

Botox (Clostridium botulinum) is a diluted form of botulism and is a poison.  Do you really want this poison all over your body?  I welcome your comments.

To read Dr. Douglass’ newsletter, click on the following link:

Douglass, W. D. (2012, October 31). Botox now being pushed for hayfever: The wrong way to beat allergies. Retrieved November 5, 2012, from The Douglass Report: http://douglassreport.com/2012/10/31/the-wrong-way-to-beat-allergies/

Molvar, K. (2012). A 10-Year Anniversary for Botox: The Molecular that Rocked the Cosmetic World. Retrieved, July 27, 2012, from http://www.vanityfair.com/online/beauty/2012/07/A-10-Year-Anniversary-for-Botox-The-Molecule-That-Rocked-the-Cosmetic-World