Why Choose a Dentist for Botox?

Do you ever wish you could get rid of the expressive wrinkles on your face? Do you wish you didn’t have the sagging corners around your lips or the marionette lines around your mouth? Are you curious about Botox treatment? If you answered yes to any of those questions, your local Delta dentist has something for you! Botox is traditionally used to eliminate expressive wrinkles on the face but dentists are able to do more with Botox than ever before! So what exactly is Botox, how does it work, what are the associated costs, how long do the effects last, and what are the advantages of getting your next Botox treatment at a dentist?

What is Botox?

Clostridium botulinum, the organism from which Botox is derived, is found in inactive form in the natural environment, including in the forest and cultivated soils, and in the sediment of lakes, streams, coastal, and untreated waters. The bacterium may also be found in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish and in the gills and viscera of crabs and other shellfish. The botulinum toxin is used to eliminate expressive wrinkling by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for expressive movement in the face.

How does it work?

Botox Treatment in a dental office

Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your provider will inject these muscles with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.

Botox Cost?

The cost of Botox varies from around $10 per unit if administered by a family physician or trained nurse to $15-$17 per unit if it’s injected by a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. The results typically last approximately 3-4 months.

Pros and Cons of Botox

To explore the pros and cons of Botox take a look at the chart below.

Pros:

  • Migraine Relief
  • Correct crossed eyes
  • Anti-ageing treatment
  • Bladder control
  • Fights sweat
  • Joint pain relief
  • Diminish scars

Cons:

  • May put you on an emotional roller coaster
  • Expensive habit
  • Weaker muscles
  • Not permanent


Why should you get your next Botox treatment at a dentist’s office?

Botox was initially introduced to reduce frown lines between the eyes, but today the cosmetic application has multiple advantages. Although the most common areas treated are the forehead, between the eyes, corners of the eyes, and even the corners of the mouth, Botox can also be used to reduced pain and enhance a patient’s smile. Botox blocks the release of neurotransmitters on the motor nerve that govern movement and prevent them from contracting. For this reason, it can be used as a muscle relaxer to reduce chronic facial pain, teeth grinding, and as an alternative treatment of “gummy smiles”.

Next time you are considering Botox injections consult your nearest dentist and explore your options. Dentists are trained in the oral and maxillofacial areas as much, if not more, than any other health care professional allowed to administer Botox and dermal fillers. Their extensive knowledge and experiences allows them to deliver dermal fillers and Botox in a completely painless manner.