Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic from Stevenage in Hertfordshire talks about the exact mechanism botox has on the face to either reduce or eliminate unwanted lines.
A lot of people think that botox works in the muscle to stop it working. This is partly true, it does stop the muscle working but it does not work within the muscle. Botox® works by blocking the release of Acetylcholine from the nerves that cause muscles to contract. The balance of the push-pull of the facial muscles is achieved by selectively injecting the Botox® into the proper muscles. This gives a smoother appearance to facial wrinkles by controlling the contraction of the muscles of the face.
So it works on the nerves that supply the muscle.
When the release of the acetylcholine is blocked, there is no more signal from the nerve to the muscle , therefore the muscle is less able to contract. Also there is no more signal btween the nerve and the glands ( sweat or salivary glands for example), and the gland stops secreting.
That is why after a few months the effects are reduced. This is because your body makes new receptors and neurotransmitters all the time, so each patient will have different lengths of effective paralysis.
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