Everything you need to know about Botox


Botox is in huge demand. Botulinum toxin has proven to be a successful and valuable therapeutic protein.

Botulinum toxin can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, therefore paralyzing them.


In order for muscles to contract, nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), at the junction where the nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle cells to contract or shorten.

Injected botulinum toxin prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. Botulinum toxin causes a reduction in abnormal muscle contraction, allowing the muscles to become less stiff.


Botox is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin is predominantly used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.

Searching for Aesthetics, Jacksonville? Then look no further than the Burgess Center for Cosmetic Dentistry for the latest facial treatments used to reverse those unwanted signs of aging. Popular aesthetics, such as BOTOX and dermal fillers, can be used to further enhance your facial profile as a complement to your investment in porcelain veneers, invisible braces, ceramic crowns and other corrective dental procedures. We offer several cosmetic treatments that can literally turn back the time and reverse the effects of wrinkles, sagging skin and loss of collagen. After all, improving your personal appearance is not about vanity, it’s all about feeling younger and boosting your self-confidence.

Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158647.php

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