Botox Cosmetic – what is it?
Botox is used as a temporary treatment for patients between the ages of 18 and 65, and can only be prescribed to you by a healthcare professional. The treatments are quick and comfortable, and within hours you will begin to notice a difference in the way your skin looks and feels.
Noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time. Botox can relieve any of the symptoms that make you feel less confident, and help you achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance. There are many different reasons that patients choose to receive Botox treatment, from wanting to remove fine lines and wrinkles to treating more severe conditions such as TMJ and chronic migraines.
Botox – how does it work?
Botox uses a special protein to block overactive nerve impulses, restricting muscle contractions. In doing so, it helps to relax the muscles beneath the skin, so that fine lines and wrinkles become less visible. This gives the skin a healthy, more youthful appearance. Depending on each individual case, the results can last between one and six months. Treatment is temporary, and once the Botox begins to wear off, the skin will return to the way it looked before treatment. Botox is also used to relieve symptoms of TMJ, as well as provide comfort to patients receiving dental implants. In each case, Botox is used to reduce the amount of stress placed on the teeth and jaw so that patients feel more comfortable.
Who is a Candidate for Botox?
The best candidates for treatment with Botox are:
Between the ages of 18 and 65
Concerned with removing wrinkles and fine lines
Diagnosed with, and experiencing discomfort from, TMJ
Looking for a non-surgical skin treatment
Aware that Botox results are temporary
In good physical and psychological health
Willing to discuss their concerns and desires with their dentist before treatment
If you feel you are a candidate for Botox Therapy, and would like more information, please contact our Center to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call 780-349-6700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.
Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and/or forehead lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.