What BOTOX® Actually Does To Your Skin

What BOTOX® Actually Does To Your Skin

BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic treatment that many people opt for to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But what does BOTOX® actually do? And is it safe? Here's everything you need to know about BOTOX®. If you want to schedule a BOTOX® appointment for yourself, contact our team at Medical Solution Center in Boca Raton to get started!

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How BOTOX® Works

BOTOX® injections work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. The botulinum toxin blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which transmits signals from nerves to muscles. Without this signal, the muscle can't contract and, therefore, can't form a wrinkle. When injected into the skin, BOTOX® blocks nerve signals from reaching the muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting and forming wrinkles.

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Areas It Targets

BOTOX® is most commonly used to treat crow's feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. However, it can also be used to treat other areas of the face such as the neck, chin, and lips to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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What It Helps

BOTOX® can be used for cosmetic purposes to improve appearance by reducing crow's feet, frown lines, and other signs of aging. But beyond that, it can be used to treat different areas of the body. For example, BOTOX® injections have been used to relieve excessive sweating in the underarms, palms, and soles of the feet.

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Health Benefits of BOTOX®

Did you know that BOTOX® also has health benefits? For example, BOTOX® can help with Bell's palsy, which is a form of facial paralysis that results in an inability to move the muscles on one side of your face. BOTOX® injections can also be helpful for people who suffer from cervical dystonia which is a condition that causes the neck to twist uncontrollably. It has even been proven to help those suffering from migraine headaches. BOTOX® works by blocking nerve signals that cause pain. When injected into specific areas around the head, BOTOX® blocks these signals and helps prevent the onset of migraines.

While BOTOX® is commonly associated with reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, BOTOX® can actually do more than that. Schedule an appointment or consultation at the Medical Solution Center in Boca Raton today!