Botox® is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein used to treat a number of cosmetic and dental issues. It is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion in the skin is relaxed, allowing wrinkles to smooth and disappear. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin.
For patients wishing to erase the signs of age and enjoy a more youthful appearance, Botox® injections effectively treat facial wrinkles and lines, minimizing and sometimes eliminating them altogether. Most often, botox treatments in dentistry are used to help repair facial aesthetics and as a treatment for patients with TMJ and who grind their teeth. The procedure is quick, requires no anesthesia and takes anywhere from a few days to a week to take full effect. Dentists are uniquely suited for providing Botox® treatment. We are skilled at assessing the balance and overall aesthetics of the face and have had extensive training in the anatomy of the head and neck.
What Botox Can Help With
High Lip Lines
TMJ and Teeth Grinding
Lip and Face Ageing Lines
Enhancing and Reshaping Your Smile
There is no long-term way of maintaining what is achieved through Botox® without surgery. You’ll need regular Botox® treatments in order to preserve and maintain the benefits of Botox® treatments.