Medicine: Botox can also help the genuinely young.
By Harald FranzenPosted 12.03.2002 at 6:01 pm 0 Comments
Botox, the anti-wrinkle treatment, is all the rage among adults who don't mind the needle if it will keep them looking young. But research shows that the medication—a toxin that works by causing temporary paralysis of muscles—can also help the genuinely young. As many as 1 in 500 babies are born with clubfoot, a condition in which the heel and toes twist inward. The deformity is corrected by moving the foot into a healthy position and stabilizing it with a cast for several months.