We have written several blogs about all the wonders can be accomplished with Botox. In addition to its legendary cosmetic uses, we have reported many approved uses for Botox. In summary, Botox, “the wonder toxin” has been effective in the treatment of :
ocular muscle spasms, problems with eye coordination,
severe armpit perspiration,
and urinary incontinence related to multiple sclerosis or spine injury.
However, we feel it is only fair to let you know that it has been proven that Botox is not a success as a weight loss aid.
There were some studies using Botox stomach injections in the hope it could make a person feel “fuller longer and that this may promote weight loss, but a new study out of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, shows that this is not the case after all.”
The Botox injected into the stomach did actually manage to cause the food to move more slowly in the process known as gastric emptying. What it could not do was prevent patients from eating more food and gaining weight.
“In the new study of 60 obese people, those who were given the Botox treatments showed no improvements in weight loss after 24 weeks, when compared with their counterparts who received placebo injections.” The two groups were tested for:
…mean body weight change,
…and psychological aspects of eating behavior.
The technical description was reported statistically and scientifically, in complete detail, “Compared with baseline values, 2 weeks after injections, the mean half-time for gastric emptying of solids increased by 0.8, 14, 24, and 14 minutes among subjects given placebo, 100, 300, or 500 U BTA, respectively (P = .24 overall, P = .04 for the group given 300 U vs placebo); 16 weeks after the injections, mean body weights were reduced by 2.2, 0.2, 2.3, and 3.0 kg in these groups, respectively.”
There were no statistically significant differences in mean body weight change, satiation volume, caloric intake, gastrointestinal symptoms, or psychological aspects of eating behavior among groups.When all the studies were complete, it was discovered that there was no difference between the two groups. Thus, it was proven that Botox injected into the stomach did not assist in weight loss.
Here at Orlando Cosmetic Surgery,llc., we recommend using your Botox only for two reasons : One reason is health, as in the FDA approved medical reasons in our above published list in the first paragraph of this blog.
The other reason is for enhancing your personal style of beauty. Both of these reasons will boost your confidence and improve your quality of life. See more details about these approved Botox benefits on our special botox page.
We believe healthy eating habits and good nutrition far outweigh any weight reducing wonder drugs on the market today.