BOTOX®, or Botulinum Toxin, is a purified protein that has both cosmetic and therapeutic applications in dentistry. BOTOX® works by targeting the muscles that lie under the skin of the face. When these muscles contract repeatedly, over years, they form a wrinkle on the surface of the skin, making you look more aged.
When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX® temporarily relaxes these muscles so that they no longer tug the skin into the wrinkled position. As a result, you experience a smoothing of the skin as a result, giving you a more youthful appearance. While BOTOX® is commonly used to reduce, eliminate or prevent wrinkles or fine lines, it can also be used to manage TMJ symptoms and migraine headaches.
Dentists have experience and training working with the delicate features of the face every day. They understand the intricate relationships between the bone structure, facial muscles, facial nerves and facial tissues, as well as the skin of the face. 16TH AVENUE DENTAL is pleased to offer our patients with therapeutic and cosmetic BOTOX® treatment options. Our clinic is dedicated to providing cosmetic and restorative treatments for our patients to help them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Dental BOTOX® treatment is another way for us to help you look and feel your best!
While some people have noticed some results within the first few days, it is important to note that full results are not immediate because it needs time to set into the muscle to stop it from contracting. Most people typically see the maximum results within about 10 to 14 days after their treatment, which can last up to about three to four months. Patients who schedule periodic retreatments can maintain their youthful-looking results.
BOTOX® is administered with a very tiny needle. Some patients report a pinching sensation with the injections. The BOTOX® injection procedure itself usually takes only about 10 minutes. If you are feeling nervous about any potential discomfort, the dentist can apply topical numbing cream before the injection to put you at ease. There is typically no downtime and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
The number of BOTOX® injections you need depends on several factors and thus, is different for each person. Please consult with our general dentist who provides BOTOX® in NW Calgary to determine the amount that is right for you.
Prior to BOTOX® ever being used for Cosmetic procedures, it was originally developed and used to provide relief for those suffering from spastic or clenched muscles in the face. BOTOX® has been used for many years to relax facial muscles to relieve the pain and discomfort of TMD/TMJ Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) issues.
If you are suffering from jaw pain or TMJ pain or grinding teeth issues, instead of surgical options or other Bruxism treatments, BOTOX® treatments can be a great non-surgical alternative to relieve your soreness and discomfort. Since the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) is located on both sides of your head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, relieving the muscular tension in the Masseter muscle can provide you with the relief you are seeking.
If you are interested in therapeutic BOTOX® treatment, give us a call at 403-282-9141 to find out if this treatment is right for you!
As people age, frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet become more noticeable, leaving them looking and thus feeling older than they would like. Botox Cosmetic® is used to reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. The Botox Cosmetic® injections are administered in a very small amount into targeted muscles to temporarily stop muscle contraction. This allows the muscles to relax so that they no longer tug the skin into the wrinkled position. As a result, you experience a smoothing of the skin as a result, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Botox Cosmetic® is typically injected around the forehead and eyes. Botox Cosmetic® helps to temporarily stop the overactive muscle movement that causes facial wrinkles. It is administered by one of our Calgary general dentists. The treatment takes about 10 minutes, and the maximum effect can typically be seen in as little as 10 – 14 days after the injection. Botox Cosmetic® anti-ageing results are fully effective for up to 4 months after your treatment. Make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions to avoid complications.