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Understanding Botox Treatments

Aug 21, 2008
Botox treatment has become nearly an everyday phrase and is often joked about in magazines, on TV and the Internet. Most people associate the word botox with looking young. Some people have the connotation that this is something reserved only for the rich and famous. Most of society probably has only heard that botox treatments provide super fast results. Others may feel that botox treatments involve taking some wonder youth injection that transforms your face to a younger you for remainder of your life. As a matter of fact, the words "botox treatment" can be considered as synonyms for "younger face."

So, what is the hidden secret involved in botox injections and how does this wonder chemical really do its work? Are there many non-publicized risks and issues as a result of? Well, first, we must try to understand the answers to all such questions regarding botox treatments.

How do Botox treatments work?

Before proceeding, allow me to pose a query. Why do you have wrinkles on your face? Understanding this will give you a firm (no pun intended) foundation before you can begin to understand the effects of botox.

There are about 52 muscles in your face, not including any individual distinctions regarding things like posterior and inferior, longitudinal and transversus, and major and minor. All of these muscles tend to overlap making it difficult to actually identify each one individually.

These muscles continuously expand and contract, over and over during the course of any given day. This process is repeated day in and day out throughout your entire life. As a result, there eventually comes a point in time that wrinkles will begin to form on the surface of your skin. If you could avoid this continuous muscle action, no wrinkles would ever form. But, that would entail not smile or laughing ever again! Good luck, right?

How to achieve this result?

Well, as a second point of background information, you need to understand that we all have two types of muscles in our bodies - voluntary and involuntary. The voluntary type, of course, we move whenever we desire. The other group of muscles, as you guess, we have no control over and move or contract when they feel the need. Botox treatment or Botox injections involve forcing or re-training these facial muscles NOT to contract. How is this done?

You have certain chemical compounds within your body that carry electrical impulses to the brain and order the facial muscle to contract. If these neuron message are prevented from reaching the brain then facial muscles won't contract. This sounds fairly simple, right? You just put up a stop sign within your neural pathways and tell the impulses to halt. Actually, botox is that stop sign. Botox is the chemical that was developed to prevent neuron messages from reaching the brain. Naturally, the wrinkle formation stops and eventually the existing wrinkles may even disappear.

Naturally, this cessation of electrical impulses is not something we would like floating through our entire bodies. All muscular functions would stop and you would be immobilized. This is the very reason botox treatments are only available via injection form. This is also the very reason botox must be taken under strict medical supervision. Botox treatments are definitely beneficial for those seeking a more youthful appearance. And now I hope you a bit more equipped to make a decision on whether or not Botox is for you. Be sure to visit my site for more insight into Botox.
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Understanding Botox Treatments - P.j. Germain - Be sure to speak to your nearest physician to obtain professional Botox advice before considering any Botox treatments .
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