Botox is a cosmetic procedure used to relax wrinkle causing muscles, leading to the smoothened and improved appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow's feet. A small needle is used to inject Botox just under the skin, with results lasting 3-4 months. Botox is safe and has been approved by both the Health Protection Branch of Canada (HPB) and the FDA. The procedure has also been used to help treat children with Cerebral Palsy, who receive up to 6 times the average cosmetic dose to improve their quality of life. The procedure takes between 10-15 minutes and results can be seen within 14 days. Patients may feel a slight pinch during injection but since the needle used is the same used by diabetics, it typically does not hurt.
Patients are advised to go to their dentist for Botox treatment due to their training and familiarity with the head, neck and facial parts of the body. Dentists also have experience from injecting sensitive areas of the head daily, making them more aware of the complications that can arise in these areas as well as how to solve them. The dentists at Bright Dental keep your smile and mouth in mind as they administer the Botox. Aside from the cosmetic uses, Botox can also be used to treat TMJ, bruxism and chronic facial pain as it relaxes the muscles in the jaw and facial region, relieving tension and alleviating pain.
Contact Bright Dental to learn more about Botox treatments for your cosmetic or therapeutic purposes.
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