Botox (botulinum toxin type A) is a type of neurotoxin that can have positive cosmetic effects on patients. Today it is widely used cosmetically to help reduce, eliminate, or prevent wrinkles. In dental offices, it can also be administered to treat severe cases of TMJ disorders from severe grinding.
Biochemically, the botulinum toxin particles prevent the release of acetylcholines that are normally needed for muscle contractions. By doing so, the toxin interferes with nerve impulses and causes flaccid paralysis of muscles in botulism.
Most patients do not mind the slight pinch that occurs at each injection. But with plenty of topical numbing gel and injection techniques commonly used by dentists most patients find it to be a pain-free and simple procedure.
We also provide filler injections to smooth deep permanent wrinkles, for augumentation purposes, and facial contouring including lips.
For most people each treatment lasts somewhere between 4–8 months. We recommend that you get smaller dosages more frequently instead of larger dosages once in a while.
Call our office and schedule a free consultation today and achieve that aesthetically perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of!