Patients in Edmonton wonder, ‘Do Botox injections really work?
Everyone has aspects of their appearance that they’d like to see changed. If you are struggling with the wrinkles on your forehead that seem to make you look tired and older, you are not alone. At South Central Dentistry in Edmonton, we want to help our patients look naturally younger, which is why we provided Botox cosmetic injections. If you have found yourself wondering, “Do Botox injections really work?” we’re happy to address the many benefits of Botox.
Botox is an FDA approved non-invasive solution to the visible signs of aging on the face. Administered via an ultra-fine needle, Botox injections relax the muscles responsible for wrinkles, smoothing out the forehead with zero downtime. In just a single lunch time appointment, you can take years off your appearance.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is a cosmetic injectable that addresses aging by temporarily eliminating crow’s feet, and lines and between the brows. Every time we laugh, smile, or frown, our nerves send signals to the muscles in the forehead and between the brows to contract repeatedly. Over time, this can cause wrinkles to form.
The prescription ingredients in Botox block the nerve signals to the muscles, relaxing them and smoothing out wrinkles. Results from Botox are noticeable within about 24 to 48 hours after the injection.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?
Results from Botox can last from three to six months. As the injections begin to wear off, the muscle contractions will return, and lines and wrinkles begin to reappear. Periodic injections are necessary for long term results.
IS BOTOX SAFE?
Yes, Botox is FDA-approved and has proven to be safe when an experienced practitioner performs injections.
ARE DENTISTS AN APPROPRIATE CHOICE FOR BOTOX INJECTIONS?
Your dentist is actually one of the best choices to give you Botox injections. While plastic surgeons and dermatologists were some of the first to incorporate Botox into their practices, that doesn’t mean it’s a specialty dermatological procedure.
Dentists have a unique understanding of the face including the nervous system, skeletal structures, and overall physiology.
For more information on Botox, call us at (780) 757-3723.
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