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Botox Could Ease Drooling Troubles

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Forget wrinkles. Botox could bring temporary relief for those who struggle with drooling, a new study suggests.

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Today, I was searching through the Internet and came across this article about how Botox could make life easier for those with certain types of disabilities. Personally, I have never thought of Botox in a positive way.  Maybe it’s my mother, who warned me about it when I was a kid. “Never eat from a can, you’ll get botulism.”

One of my dear friends (she’s the same age as me, but  looks considerably more youthful- b^%&h!) has been trying to sell me on the benefits of Botox for some time. “Come on, Gene, let’s get treatments together.  It will change our lives.”

I’m just not buying.

I’m  the first to admit that I could use some treatments (i.e., those of the shock nature) but this one, which promises to remove my laugh lines, crow’s feet, and permanent scowl,  just isn’t  high on my list of priorities.

I like my laugh lines just fine. I’ve spent 44 years being a goofball and my laugh lines are proof.  And I’m not sure I like the idea of not being able to scowl when I want to. I’m a mother; scowling is a big part of what I do everyday.

Besides, these are very trying economic times and I can’t be throwing money away on superficial things like Botox; I have more important things to focus on — like saving for my retirement or that cellulite chamber I’ve had my eye on.

But though Botox might not be for me, I’m happy to hear that it may possibly be put to  good use and help those with disabilities. In fact, just reading about it brought tears to my crow’s feet.

How do you feel about Botox?

2 Responses to Botox Could Ease Drooling Troubles

  1. Maggi Bowers September 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    I am a nurse and the sad thing is I had no idea that botox was used for anything except cosmetic procedures until recently. My patient gets injections into his leg muscles to help with contractures. Unfortunately too often in the medical community the focus is on what will make money and cosmetic surgery sells!! For instance did you know that Rogaine is actually a blood pressure medicine? It was one of the first and when it was discovered that one of the side effects was hair growth they switched the entire ad campaign from a life saving medication to a cosmetic medication. But, I agree all my lines and wrinkles and gray hairs are hard won and I wear them with pride.

  2. Autismomma September 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    If you had posed the same question to me five years ago, I’d have said “never in a million years!” Two kids and two separate cases of developmental disabilities later and I am not only NOT above getting botox but I may have to research ways into fudging our finances so we receive a tax credit for it as well. 😉

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