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What is Botox?
you’re looking into treatment options for frown lines and crow’s feet, you’ll likely come across Botox in your search. But what is Botox, exactly?
Botox is a revolutionary advancement in anti-aging skincare. Derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, it aids in the fight against:
- Facial wrinkles
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet
Botox is the name brand of a purified protein neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Don’t worry about the word “toxin”—C. Botulinum is only dangerous in very large amounts. Scientists have discovered how to use its active ingredient, Botulinum Toxin Type A, in a way that is completely safe and FDA-approved by using only tiny, diluted doses.
Botox originates from the same source as botulism. However, it has many beneficial properties when administered in small amounts. Our dental team and other healthcare professionals have been trained in the use of Botox injections to treat the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Botox cosmetic treatments work by interrupting the contracting of your facial muscles. Usually, the muscles in your face contract when certain messenger chemicals are sent, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox treatments interrupt this process, resulting in more relaxed muscles that show fewer signs of aging.
Why Choose a Dentist for Botox?
An experienced dentist has years of professional history attending to the delicate systems of tissue, nerves, and muscles in the mouths and faces of countless patients. Dentists are also already thoroughly familiar with performing injections for anesthesia and simply require further specialized training to learn the correct methods for applying Botox therapy and aftercare. Therefore, it isn’t a far leap for dentists to complete the necessary instruction and begin providing treatments.
Apart from the extensive educational and practical background that dentists have, many already offer cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, and dental implants. While Botox and dermal fillers aren’t strictly speaking dental procedures, they are part of an expanding skill set that dentists are in an excellent position to master and offer to their clients. What’s more, your dentist is already familiar with your patient history and allergies, and is invested in your health, so they are well suited to offer advice and answer questions with your specific needs in mind.
Botox: From Wrinkles to Migraines
People have been using Botox for years to achieve the youthful, vibrant appearance they deserve. However, the health benefits of Botox make it much more than a cosmetic procedure. This powerful injection also has the ability to provide much-needed medical benefits, as well.
Botox can benefit your health include reducing the symptoms of:
- Chronic migraines
- Eyelid spasms
- Crossed eyes
- Cervical dystonia
There are many ways Botox can benefit your health. When these painful symptoms are the result of muscle tension or spasms in the head or neck, Botox can be a more effective treatment than painkillers, and without as many risks. Due to its long-lasting effect, it can ease these symptoms for months at a time, which explains why so many patients turn to Botox for migraine and headache relief over other treatments.
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