WHAT IS BOTOX TREATMENT?
A common facial cosmetics treatment is the injection of Botox to reduce the signs of ageing. Botox is effective in temporarily reversing the lines, known as wrinkles, on your face. Dentists may recommend Botox to reduce the symptoms of bruxism (teeth grinding), as well as to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with it. A Botox treatment typically takes between 10 and 15 minutes. During the procedure, a qualified dentist will inject small amounts of Botox into the areas of the face being treated. The effects of the treatment typically last for three to four months. Botox injections typically cause minimal discomfort and most patients report feeling only a slight pinch or sting during the procedure.
YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD OF BOTOX, BUT WHAT IS IT?
Botox treatment is an approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate and severe frown lines between the brows and "crow’s feet" lines around the eyes. The product itself is a purified form of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is most commonly used in cosmetic procedures to reduce wrinkles and restore natural youth. Botox is also used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as chronic migraine headaches, overactive bladder, excessive sweating, and teeth grinding, and can reduce the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
IS BOTOX SAFE AND IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?
Botox is typically recommended for individuals who are looking to reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the face, as well as to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ and bruxism. It is important to note, however, that Botox is not recommended for individuals under the age of 18. Botox is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in adults. Botox is trusted by dentists and aesthetic providers around the world, and have been evaluated in both clinical trials as well as in hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
BOTOX TREATMENT AT WOODBOURNE DENTAL
At Woodbourne Dental, we use BOTOX® Cosmetic to improve the facial appearance of our adult patients. It is important to have Botox treatments administered by a qualified dentist with the necessary experience and knowledge to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment. In addition, our qualified dentists will be able to provide patients with advice on aftercare and potential side effects. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic. Aftercare for a Botox treatment typically involves avoiding strenuous activity for at least 24 hours, as well as avoiding exposure to direct sunlight and heat for at least 48 hours. It is also important to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 48 hours.