Today, botox injections have become a popular cosmetic trend. This injectable medicine can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
It is popular because there is no surgery involved and the treatment is very effective in addressing wrinkles around the forehead and eyes. Botox is very good at treating the dynamic wrinkles of the face as well as the prevention of further wrinkles. We at Mills Haven Dental provide botox injections in our Sherwood Park dental office.
Botox- What Is It?
This purified natural protein is effective in blocking the nerve impulses that are sent from the brain to the facial muscles. As a result, the muscle does not contract. The contraction of the muscles are what causes muscle pull creases and wrinkles over time. Botox reduces the contraction of the muscle and as a result the development of the wrinkle. Only specific muscles are treated which allows the overlying skin to remain smooth and wrinkle-free. The muscles that haven't been treated function normally.
Which Facial Areas Can We Treat With Botox?
Our Botox treatments can be very effective in treating these wrinkles and giving the patient a very pleasing and youthful look.
Some Aspects To Keep In Mind
Botox is a well-researched, proven and safe treatment for the reduction of wrinkles. However, not everyone may be a candidate and only a consultation with a trained professional can help determine if it is suitable for you. Once the doctor has carried out an examination of your face and a medical history, he/she will determine which facial areas will benefit most from botox injections.
The Safety Aspect of Botox Injections
As mentioned earlier, botox injections are minimally invasive and have minimal risk.The treatment is relatively simple- a miniature needle is used in the process and a small amount of Botox is injected into the wrinkled areas. You will only feel a very slight burning sensation when the Botox is being injected. There is no surgery involved, no anesthesia and no recovery period. You can get back to all your regular activities immediately, with a few minor adaptations for a few hours.
How Long Does the Effect of the Injections Last?
On average, the effects of Botox treatment will last for between 3 and 4 months. There is some evidence that the treatment offers cumulative effects. However, an individual's metabolism determines what this duration will be. If you notice the reappearance of the wrinkles and lines, you only need to visit our office for another treatment.
If you are interested in botox injections and live in Sherwood Park, feel free to call or visit Mills Haven Dental at 587-269-2697. You can also use this Contact Us form to send us queries.