Botox – Not Just For Wrinkles

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Think Botox is just for de-wrinkling? Then think again. The popular injectable is now used for a multitude of surprising things from curing migraines through to eliminating excessive sweating problems. Originally invented in the 1980s by Dr Alan Scott as he searched for a cure for people suffering from crossed eyes, Botox is now used for a number of treatments.

Botox has earned Allergan, the pharmaceutical company behind it, an estimated $ 1.3 billion on worldwide sales for medical and cosmetic use. With 6 FDA approved uses and 90 patent applications pending, what will Botox be used for next? Here are some of the most common uses of Botox.

1.     To Reduce Wrinkles

The most popular use of Botox is to soften wrinkles and lines to reduce the signs of aging. It is most commonly used on the face on areas where wrinkles are most apparent, such as around the eyes on what is often referred to as “crow’s feet”, along forehead lines and in frown lines. There is no need to use anaesthetic and the procedure will only take a few minutes, which is another reason why it is so popular.

2.     To Fix a Gummy Smile

A ‘gummy smile’ is when your upper lip goes too high above your teeth and gums when you smile. This can make those who have this conscious or embarrassed but by injecting Botox into the upper lip, it will weaken the muscles and the outcome will be a well-balanced smile.

3.     Excessive Sweating

“How can you use Botox for sweating problems?” I hear you cry! For almost seven years, Botox has been used to combat the problem of severe underarm sweating, as it simply blocks the chemical that is released to stimulate the sweat glands. This is effective all over the body, from the underarms to hands and feet.

4.     Migraines

Patients who suffer from chronic migraines will be happy to hear that Botox injections can in fact help their symptoms. It is thought that the Botox injections halt the pain signals and prevent them from reaching the nerve endings that causes the crippling pain.

5.     Genital Arousal

Botox can also help to control persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) – this is a condition where a person becomes spontaneously and uncontrollably aroused for days or even longer. Botox works by blocking the dorsal nerve that provides feelings to the clitoris; this can provide relief for sufferers.

Using Botox for a variety of different causes, other than the standard wrinkle removal, shows how diverse it really is. With a large number of patents pending, there is no telling what this product will do next.

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Command Prompts, My Yahoo, and Releasing Wrinkles

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Readers offer their best tips for accessing the Windows command prompt, reverting to the old My Yahoo format, and creating your own wrinkle release spray.

Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favorites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments, email it to tips at lifehacker.com, or share it over at our user-run blog, Hackerspace.

Open the Command Prompt at a Specific Location in Windows Explorer

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Pat-X shares a great tip for working with the command prompt:

Type CMD in the address bar in Windows Explorer and then hit Enter to open a command prompt at the current location.

Get Your Old My.Yahoo Page Back (at Least For Now)

Command Prompts, My Yahoo, and Releasing Wrinkles

Jim lets us know how we can retain our old my.yahoo page:

It appears that Yahoo is forcing its users to the new my.yahoo.com page, which has blown away the old customization and formatting. However, the Canadian site still brings up the old version that we know and love, at least for the time being. Let’s hope they don’t blow this one up, too.

Make Your Own DIY Wrinkle Release Spray

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Emily shares a recipe for making your own wrinkle release spray with common household ingredients:

I found this recipe on the Popsugar Smart Living website when I realized one morning that I had run out of my store-bought wrinkle release spray. It’s really easy to make and, since you only need water, white vinegar, and conditioner, you probably already have what you need to make it.

Create Nail Polish Storage with Ikea Spice Racks

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Trisha shows us a great way to create storage for nail polish and supplies with Ikea spice racks:

I recently posted a DIY article on my blog that shows how to modify Ikea spice racks so you can use them for nail polish instead of spices. It’s always fun when an item (like spice racks) can be used for something else—especially when it’s usually so hard/expensive to find good nail polish storage.

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