Botox treatment follows the principle that if the underlying muscle cannot move, the overlying skin cannot wrinkle. So it blocks the nerve which sends the signal to the muscle to contract.
Botulinum Toxin, or Botox ®, is a neurotoxin – a toxin that acts specifically on nerve tissue. When used for cosmetic purposes, it is injected into the nerve that is underlying the wrinkle being targeted. This temporarily deactivates the nerve, thereby blocking signals to the muscle that it sends impulses to, inhibiting it temporarily. The inactivity in the muscle eases the overlying skin into a relaxed state, leading to those wrinkles softening and gradually disappearing.
The beauty of this approach is that while some muscles are rendered inactive, the others perform normally. And natural facial expressions remain unaffected when the procedure is performed by an adept dermatologist. Administering Botox® treatment is as much an art as a science, and the real skill of the dermatologist lies in ensuring just the right touches in the right places.
At LA MAR clinics, we place customer safety uppermost, and this guides the choices we make. That’s why we exclusively use the original Botox® from Allergan, Certified and extensively tested, it is relied upon by top dermatological practitioners the world over.