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Everything you Need to Know about Botox

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Even if you aren’t familiar with the common medical spa beauty treatments, such as fillers and microneedling, you are probably familiar with Botox. This treatment was designed to address even the most severe wrinkles and fine lines to smooth out skin and look your best. We’ve offered Botox in South Jersey for many years, which is why we put together the top five things you need to know about Botox.

Botox is still the most popular beauty treatment

Even with new procedures for wrinkles coming on the market, Botox still remains the most popularity beauty treatment in America. In 2017, there were 7.23 million procedures performed, which is two percent higher than the previous year. Many professionals believe Botox will remain popular for many years to come because it is less invasive than surgery but still delivers noticeable results.

It’s call a lunchtime procedure for a reason

Depending on how many areas you are treating, Botox usually takes only 10 to 15 minutes. A fine needle is placed into the muscle to release the Botox directly into the trouble area. No anesthesia is required, but if you are worried about the minor pain associated with needles, you may request a topical cream to numb the injection site.

Yes. Your muscles are paralyzed.

When Botox is injected into the muscle, it blocks the signals going from the nerves to the muscles, which paralyzes its ability to contract. Some people are afraid that means they will no longer be able to make facial expressions, or they will have limited mobility. However, this is not the case! For wrinkles and fine lines, Botox causes the skin in that area to appear softer and more relaxed without reducing movement.

It’s not just for beauty

Because Botox relaxes the muscles, it is often used as a treatment option for many different conditions, including:

  • Chronic migraines
  • Neck and shoulder spasms
  • Excessive sweating
  • Overactive bladders
  • Facial spasms
  • Crossed eyes
  • Post-stroke upper limb spasticity

For some, Botox is the only way to reduce the effects of these conditions, which is why doctors may recommend treatment. There are more than 20 conditions where Botox is an approved method for treatment, and tests for new additions to that list are always ongoing. If you’re looking for Botox in South Jersey, please call us at 856-809-0909 to see if we are able to administer Botox for a condition you may have.

Only get Botox at a reputable place

It may be tempting to shop around for the cheapest price when you’re interested in Botox treatment. However, this procedure must be performed by an experienced professional! The chemical in Botox that makes it effective can do damage if given in too large a dose. That’s why it is mixed with saline prior to treatment. ANU Medical Spa is one of the most qualified places to receive Botox in South Jersey, and we have been treating people for many, many years.

We believe in the powerful effects of Botox and want to make you feel as comfortable as possible before, during, and after treatment. If you’d like to schedule a consultation and take advantage of our special July pricing, please give us a call at 856-809-0909 or book an appointment on our website. If you’d like some more information about Botox, check out this blog on how to prepare before treatment and this one on some frequently asked questions.