Botox is classified as a neurotoxin, which is a toxin that’s destructive to nerve tissue. Botox (the neurotoxin) is derived from Clostridium Botulinum, which is an organism found in the natural environment and known to be inactive and non-toxic. Botox is known to be used in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. With the ability to disrupt nerve tissue it paralyzes the muscle below the wrinkle and smooths out the problem area. This is the most popular and well known non-surgical cosmetic treatment next to dermal fillers. Keep this in mind: Botox and dermal fillers are two very different things. Nearly six million treatments are distributed a year, and the number is rising due to the popularity Botox has received from celebrities within the past year.


Botox can be a very valuable protein when used in very small doses; otherwise, it can be harmful. Botox works by preventing signals to the nerve cell and is best described as paralyzing or relaxing the muscle wherever it’s injected, which will not affect the skin. It is important to state that Botox is a prescription medicine that is safe and highly effective in treatment. This neurotoxin has been very useful in the cosmetic industry and has treated approximately twenty different medical conditions.

Pro Tip: Botox should only be used by a trained professional. When looking for the right place to go, it is important to do your research. J Marie Skin Studios offers the upmost professionalism and experience with Botox injections.


Botox can’t tighten skin or contour facial features. These are common misconceptions that people have about Botox. Botox is used on areas where there is a lot of muscle activity such as smile lines and crow’s feet. Botox does not make fine lines and wrinkles disappear. It is important to remember that Botox is a very effective procedure in diminishing the look of lines by relaxing the over used muscle. Botox is used as a medicine to prevent the lines from becoming worse over time. Botox will make your skin appear younger, healthier, firmer and rejuvenated.


The most popular areas for Botox are surprise lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. These areas react very well to Botox because they are three of the most active muscles within the face. Smokers lines are also a common area to treat with Botox. Another side not to keep in mind, Botox and fillers are two different things. Botox is used to relax/paralyze overactive muscles and help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are used to fill in hollow gaps and add more volume to specific areas. It is important to know the difference between the two so you know what you are looking for from the results for your skin.

Pro Tip: There are more areas on the face that can benefit from the use of Botox. J marie Studios conducts a thorough consultation before a Botox treatment to ensure that the area of concerns is taken care of. Botox can last anywhere from three to six months that varies from person to person. There is very minimal pain when receiving Botox and overall treatment time is usually fairly quick.


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