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How Botox Works

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Botox is one of the most misunderstood beauty treatments on the market. We’ve been offering Botox in South Jersey for many years, and most new clients are afraid their facial expressions will look stunted, so they approach the procedure with much hesitation. That’s why we always explain the science behind Botox. We want people to understand how it works, so they understand all the tremendous benefits it offers.

Botox is injected beneath the skin’s surface to paralyze the muscle activity that caused the wrinkles in the first place. Maybe that’s why people believe their faces will look stunned and will no longer allow them to show facial expressions. Either way, that’s simply not true. In more scientific terms, Botox binds to acetylcholine receptors to prevent them from sending signals to the muscles. Acetylcholine is chemical that is released when you make facial expressions, such as moving your eyebrows, squinting, or laughing. By blocking the signals, the facial movements are less pronounced to prevent wrinkles, but still occur.

In fact, when you receive a Botox injection, the acetylcholine still tells your muscles to contract, which allows you to still make the same facial expressions you usually do. The only difference is it doesn’t bind itself to the muscle, so there’s a reduction of the muscle activity. This reduction in activity is what reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Now, don’t get upset if you leave the medical spa without seeing immediate results. The Botox injection takes roughly 48 hours to start binding to the acetylcholine receptors. Once the binding beings, you’ll start to see the results you were hoping for in a week to a week and a half. Candidates who have moderate to severe wrinkles that appear when they make facial expressions will see the most drastic results, but those with ever-present wrinkles will also see results.  

If you’re looking for a medical spa to receive Botox in South Jersey, ANU Medical Spa is currently offering a special! Returning clients can save three dollars per unit and pay only $12 each. New customers pay only $11 a unit. So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of this great deal before it’s gone! Book an appointment here.