How Botox Works

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.

Everything you Need to Know about Botox

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.

BOTOX: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

BOTOX: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

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What is BOTOX Cosmetic and How Does it Work?

BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes those lines to form between the brows.

Will I Still Be Able to Make Facial Expressions?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

How Quickly Will I See A Difference?

Within 24 to 48 hours you make notice a softening in the appearance of your moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. The area may continue to improve for up to a month.

How Long Can I Expect My Results to Last?

Results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.

5 Myths About BOTOX Injections, Busted

5 Myths About BOTOX Injections, Busted

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BOTOX injections are one of the most stigmatized cosmetic treatments on the market. Many people often imagine botched BOTOX treatments or overly-treated patients when discussing the procedure. However, BOTOX is far safer and more common than the reputation it is given. ANU Medical Spa is here to help eliminate fears of the treatment due to myths surrounding it.

  1. BOTOX is dangerous

Probably one of the most common myths is BOTOX injections are dangerous because of treatments gone wrong. However, in the majority of cases these botched treatments are due to untrained or unlicensed people administering the injections. To ensure a safe treatment, make sure you seek the assistance of a trained medical professional. Be aware of people claiming to offer the injections at an overly discounted price, as this may be a scam.

  1. BOTOX is only for women

While women receive BOTOX injections more than men, BOTOX can provide excellent benefits for them, too. No matter a patient’s gender, the treatment can help slow the aging process and temporarily eliminate wrinkles and other trouble spots on the face or neck.

  1. BOTOX is only for older patients

An older audience generally receives BOTOX treatments more frequently because they are likely to have deeper lines and wrinkles. However, many patients in their twenties and older also use BOTOX as a method of treating spots early to get ahead of the aging process.

  1. BOTOX results are permanent

Many people believe if you receive BOTOX treatments, the results will stay forever. This scares off potential patients due to a fear of not liking the results. However, the results of BOTOX actually last between three and six months. This is great because it gives the option of continuing treatment and maintaining the results or stopping altogether.

  1. Your wrinkles will worsen if you stop treatment

The final misconception about BOTOX injections is that your skin will worsen if you stop treatment. In reality, when a patient stops receiving treatment, their skin returns back to the state it was in before the injections. This may be perceived as the skin getting worse because the patient has grown used to how their skin looks with BOTOX. This can be compared to someone believing their hair grows back thicker after shaving it or teeth returning to their normal color if someone stops whitening them.


We hope we helped debunk common myths about BOTOX injections. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 856-809-0909 or book an appointment online with one our consultants.

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