Since ancient times until now, women have resorted to all sorts of bizarre substances in hopes of becoming more beautiful. In Elizabethan era mascara containing bat faeces, today they have been replaced by synthetic dyes. Yet, some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and modern treatments today contain ingredients as bizarre.
An alternative to Botox treatment can be the cream with snake venom that reduces wrinkles miraculously. Creams have the same effect as the paralyzing venom, preventing wrinkles. Unlike Botox treatments, the benefit of using creams is that you do not need injections, and get the results are seen in a very short time. Hence the venom buyers keep on increasing day by day.
Snake venom was used as early as 4000 years ago by the Babylonians to treat pain. So why not take advantage of his skills today?
Besides beauty treatments, venom is used to treat patients who have problems with blood pressure. It seems that it helps to dilate blood vessels and to treat blood clots. Latest studies have shown that snake venom acts on specific cell types.
For this reason, researchers are making future experiments to use snake venom to destroy blood vessels that carry nutrients to the tissues affected by the tumour, eventually destroying cancer cells. Also, viper venom is used by the pharmaceutical industry for the production of anti-rheumatic drugs.
Creams with snake venom contain polypeptides from viper body. Clinical studies have shown that this cream is able to reduce expression lines by inhibiting involuntary contractions and eliminating effects of time passing on skin.