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Nerves of the Head, Face, and Neck

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Michaila Parker

on 23 January 2014

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Transcript of Nerves of the Head, Face, and Neck

Nerves of the head, face, and neck
Nasal Nerve
point and lower side of nose
Mental Nerve
Lower lip
and chin
Infraorbital Nerve
Skin of the low
er eyelid, side
of nose, upper
lip and

Infratrochlear Nerve
and skin of
the nose.
5th Cranial Nerves
largest cranial nerve; cheif sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve of muscles that control chewing.
Auriculotemporal Nerve
external ear and skin above temple up to the top of the skull

Axon- sends impulses, messages, away from the cell body to other neurons, glands or muscles.
Throughout the body there are many nerves. Some of the more important nerves are in the head, neck, and face.
As a cosmetologist it is important to be aware of the nerves in the head, neck, and face for our massages, or facials.
Michaila Parker

Dendrites- a tree-like branching of nerve fibers extending from the nerve cell that receive impulses from other neurons

Sensory Nerves- Carry messages
from sensory organs to the brain
where sensations are experienced
Motor Nerves- carry impulses
from the brain to muscles
Reflex- automatic response
Mixed Nerves-
and motor
skin of forehead, scalp, eyebrow and upper eyelid

Supraorbital Nerve
Skin between eyes and upper side of nose
Supratrochlear Nerve
Muscles of upper part of cheek
Zygomatic Nerve
Seventh Cranial Nerve
Controls all yo

facial express
or Auricular Nerve
Controls the
muscle behind
the ear at the
base of the skull
Controls muscle at the temple, side of the forehead, eyebrow, eyelid and upper cheek
Temporal Nerve
Buccal Nerve
Muscle of the mouth
Controls t

in the chi
n and the
lower lip.
Mandibular Nerve
Side of the neck and platysma muscle
Cervical Nerve
Located in the back of the head
Greater Occipital Nerve
Located in the base of the
Smaller Occipital Nerve
located in the side of the neck
Greater Auricular Nerve
located at the side of the neck
Cervical Cutaneous Nerve
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