Botoxed Teen Can’t TextJune 25, 2011 No Comments
You may think all of the Botox is being used up in Hollywood where life in plastic is more fantastic, but it’s commonly used for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic procedures.
In terms of non-cosmetic, Botox is used for excessive sweating, referred to as hyperhidrosis. Botox can be injected into the underarms or palms because sweating profusely in these places may affect an individual’s quality of life. It can be so embarrassing that it “keeps many people away from social events,” according to Reuters.
Although the injections are thought to be safe, a 17-year-old girl is experiencing difficulties texting after Botox treatments to alleviate sweaty palm syndrome, according to a case study published in Archives of Dermatology. The majority of doctors have never heard complaints about Botox in the palms although they say it’s not “entirely unexpected since the injections have been linked to muscle weakness.”
She could also have problems with other tasks that involve dexterity (perhaps some thought to be more important than texting), but texting does play a large part in our lives. We text at home, on the go and on the job.
Of course it’s important to know the side effects of Botox before you get the procedure done. If the degree of suffering is greater than the consequences, you may still want to go ahead with the injections, regardless of muscle weakness in the hand. You have to ask yourself the question, “To text or not to text?”
But the effects of Botox gradually lessen until you need more injections. In this case, she experienced numbness of the muscles in the hand for about six weeks. However, it’s important to know there could be more long-term side effects. Botox shouldn’t be the “first treatment choice for the condition because it’s possible that some muscle problems will persist,” said Madu Onwudike, a Botox researcher at Royal Bolton Hospital in the United Kingdom.
Whether temporary or not, the decision to get Botox is made by the individual and side effects are bound to differ from person to person.
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