Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox is a cosmetic procedure designed to treat facial wrinkles, specifically, the Crow’s Feet facial wrinkle. Botulinum toxin can treat this excessive muscle contraction because it tends to paralyze muscle in a localized fashion. Since it can be injected in a specific spot, it is particularly effective in treating wrinkled areas of the face. Certain groups of muscles are important in displaying the wrinkles developed by facial expressions of emotions and certain facial muscle are formed to keep the facial lines from leaving the face since the muscle become hyperfunctional. Thus, Botox was found to be useful in removing the resultant hyperfunctional facial lines.
How Does Botox Work?
Normally, your brain sends electrical messages to your muscles so that they can contract and move. The electrical message is transmitted to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. BOTOX® works to block the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, the muscle does not receive the message to contract. This means that the muscle spasms or movements that cause wrinkling, stop, or are greatly reduced after using BOTOX®. Patients sometimes refer to the effects of the injection to their area of treatment as being “paralyzed” temporarily.
At N2U Aesthetics, we proudly serve Botox in Ventura County. Botox can be used to treat the facial lines since it can be injected in an amount proportional to the size of the facial lines. Although Botulinum toxin is prominent in the cosmetic industry, it has applications in treating pain and muscle spasms.
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At N2U Aesthetics we offer Botox treatment designed to help restore, enhance and refresh your skin, for an elegant you.