Considering Botox? Here are some facts!

So, you've heard about Botox, but you are not sure how it works and whether it is the right option for you. Luckily, we’re here to keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know!

What is Botox?

It is a short cosmetic procedure used to relax wrinkle causing muscles, leading to the smoothened and improved appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow's feet.

How does it work?

A small needle is used to inject Botox just under the skin, with results lasting 3-4 months! The procedure tends to take between 10-15 minutes and results can be seen within 14 days. Patients may feel a slight pinch during injection but since the needle used is the same used by diabetics, it typically does not hurt. Pain is very minimal.

Is it safe?

Of course! Good news – Botox is approved by both the Health Protection Branch of Canada (HPB) and the FDA. In fact, the procedure has also been used to help treat children with Cerebral Palsy, who receive up to 6 times the average cosmetic dose to improve their quality of life. Botox can also be used to treat TMJ, bruxism and chronic facial pain as it relaxes the muscles in the jaw and facial region, relieving tension and alleviating pain. It is more than just a cosmetic procedure! Dentists also have experience from injecting sensitive areas of the head daily, making them more aware of the complications that can arise in these areas as well as how to solve them.

Where to complete the procedure?

It is important that you undergo Botox safely at a clinic you can trust, like Magathan Dental Centre. It is advised to go to your dentist for Botox treatment due to their training and familiarity with the head and neck.

The staff at Magathan Dental Centre will keep your smile and mouth in mind as we administer the Botox.

Now that you know more about the procedure, here are some final takeaways to keep in mind:

  • Remember to ensure you are comfortable with the dentist performing the procedure. We hope you select us as we are already familiar with your medical history.
  • Botox has uses outside cosmetics – it has been used for treating TMJ, bruxism and chronic facial pain.
  • Magathan Dental Centre offers Botox treatment with no-charge consultation. Book your consultation online today

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