The world’s most famous wrinkle-buster has been used to treat a plethora of medical conditions from incontinence to migraines, but a new study taking place in Australia will trial the use of Botox as a cure for hay fever after initial tests looked promising. Scientists hope that applying Botox gel to the nose of a sufferer will help to relieve the symptoms of hay fever, such as a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing, for up to 3 months.
How it works: Botulinum Toxin will treat hay fever symptoms by affecting the nerve endings in the nose, by blocking some of the chemicals released by nerve endings when they react to the allergen, which trigger the symptoms. The Botox molecule has been re-engineered for this purpose, enabling it to penetrate through the lining of the nose as well as through the skin. The methodology is similar to the use of Botox for treatment of cerebral palsy and muscle spasms following strokes.
British scientists have recently announced that a new vaccine for hay fever is being developed, however it requires a course of injections over the course of several months, and immunologists now believe that injecting closer to the skin’s surface is far more effective than an intravenous vaccine. Botox itself is a purified type of nerve poison that affects the muscles, produced by a bacteria that causes a muscle paralysis disease. To treat clients with Botox you will need Botox Training from a reputable aesthetic training academy.