A theme this year was women’s health. Several health care facilities offered complimentary osteoporosis screenings and blood pressure checks. Information was offered about mammography, dental care, vision care, post-surgical prosthetics and Botox treatments.
The live Botox demonstration was performed by registered nurse Kay Smith of the Ophthalmic Association of Western Kentucky. She used a small syringe to inject Botox into the facial muscles of Melodie Thomas.
“It’s a purified protein injected into the muscles, where it stops movement. It’s very popular and safe. Women love it because it removes wrinkles,” Smith said of the procedure.
According to Smith, Botox has been employed since the late 1970’s to treat an ophthalmic condition called “blepharospasm,” an involuntary wrinkling caused by spasm of eyelid muscles. “We treated with Botox and found that people observed fewer wrinkles.”
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