Say what

Encountered during the course of study today-

Botulinum toxin type A is FDA approved for axillary hyperhydrosis and cosmetically for hyperactive glabellar lines of the procerus muscles of the forehead.

Whats wrong with saying wrinkles?

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17 Responses to Say what

  1. LeendaDLL says:

    and "clammy hands" – axillary hyperhydrosis is sweaty hands/feetdid you know there was a study of using it for weight loss? I was all thrilled till I learned that it has to be injected directly into the stomach. nevermind!

  2. Purplesque says:

    Sweaty armpits, actually..I was trying to avoid that one. :)Botox for weight loss? Inject it into the stomach, making the stomach contract, so that the recipient gets sick whenever he/she tries to eat? Probably no more effective than gastric bypass in the long term.

  3. LeendaDLL says:

    i don't recall how it actually worked – just that when i asked my doc about it he told me about the injections (I think he said it had to be into the stomach lining – so the test injections were actually done orally – but I could be remembering that wrong)

  4. Whats wrong with saying wrinkles? Yes…….indeed.And what's wrong with HAVING wrinkles? I still don't understand what's so horrible about it. I never did. The idea of "paralyzing" body parts so they don't droop is just bizarre, to me. I think that the quest for smooth skin is pointless. We get it for a while, and that's nice. But then we don't. I've seen ladies who are in their 40's, who are desperately trying to look like they're in their 20's, and spending lots of $$$ and taking health risks with surgery and things like Botox and wearing "young" clothers – and they look silly– like patchwork quilts made of mismatched fabric scraps. Gah.

  5. Purplesque says:

    I agree..can you imagine what the lady in the picture would look like, all botoxed up? I like wrinkles..when I was young, I kept frowning in the hope that I would get those impressive looking forehead lines..didn't quite work.

  6. can you imagine what the lady in the picture would look like, all botoxed up? Yow — her skiin would be smooth but her face would be expressionless — excpet for those wise eyes — it would be kind of scary. Ha!!! I wanted those little lines that some people have around their mouths — even when they're young — for some reason i thought they were pretty…maybe because I always had a round-ish face and thought I'd look beautiful instead of "cute" – lol – now I've got those lines, sometimes, and I'm happy. People are sooooooo funny!

  7. Purplesque says:

    ha ha..I've always had those. Gave up on the forehead..too much work. Enjoy your laughter lines!

  8. Lakshmi says:

    OMG, I thought I was the only one who wanted to look like a genius (think Einstein) with the forehead lines. I gave up too.

  9. Purplesque says:

    I told you we were sisters!

  10. cheekymonkey says:

    I'm still having trouble with the toxin part … You want to inject a what? Where?

  11. Purplesque says:

    Ha ha..its unbelievable, isn't it? Things we do to ourselves..

  12. Emjay says:

    I also do not see what is wrong with wrinkles. I read somewhere a long time ago that horizontal lines were good (laugh lines or wonderment ones across the forehead) vertical lines were bad (frown lines) – I have tried for at least 30 years never to frown!! LOL! I have no desire to inject any form of paralyzing toxin or poison into any part of myself!

  13. Purplesque says:

    It takes a lot of frowning to get the frown lines..I've tried and failed. Laughter lines, on the other hand, are easy to get. (And now that I have them, I seem to get more compliments on my smile. hmm.)

  14. bee says:

    it's like saying 'woh thode healthy hai' instead of fat.

  15. Purplesque says:

    Lol..or my personal nemesis from 6th grade, 'stout'. Oh, how I hated that word.

  16. Emjay says:

    I had an aunt who used to say that someone had "condition on them" … as though they were the fattened calf!

  17. Purplesque says:

    Lol…thats a new one!

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