Is botox treatment for you?
Botox provides solution to unwanted ridges or creases in the skin called wrinkles. Wrinkles appear as people age although younger people may also notice them in their skin. These creases are most visible in the face, neck, top of forearms, and back of hands.
Here are common wrinkle causes:
Smoking accelerates the skin’s normal aging process. This can be attributed to the reduced blood supply level on skin.
- Activities and or Profession
If your job or activities you love require constant exposure to sunlight, chances are you’d develop wrinkles faster. Ultraviolet radiation breaks down the connective tissue in your skin. This causes the skin to lose strength and flexibility, speeding up aging.
- Facial expressions
Repeated facial movements such as smiling is another wrinkle cause. As you age, the skin loses its ability to get back to its natural shape. The lines eventually become permanent.
It’s inevitable to see wrinkles in your skin as you age. Many of us think we just have to live with it. That’s not the case anymore. You can hide those unsightly wrinkles caused by movements in the facial muscles with Botox Cosmetic.
Botox Cosmetic at Deer Valley Dental Care
Deer Valley Dental Care is one of Calgary dental offices now offering Botox.
Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is an injectable way to temporarily treat facial wrinkles. It works by stopping the facial muscles from contracting. Botox can also be used to relieve the pain and treat the symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ).
The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull. It is as well responsible for lower jaw movements. When injured or damaged, it can lead to a disorder called TMJ syndrome.
Botox Therapeutic can be injected directly into the chewing (masseter and temporalis) muscles. It relaxes muscles and reduces tension and pain in the jaw area.
We are pleased to offer Botox in Calgary as part of our dental services.
Preparing for Botox Consultation
For your first visit, list down a set of questions to ask your Calgary dentist. This way, you won’t forget anything.
Inquire about the cost of the treatment and if it can be covered by your medical insurance. You can as well discuss with your dentist the pros and cons of getting the treatment.
As with any dental procedure, it’s important to be open about your medical history. Notify your dentist about any medications you’re taking. Be honest as well about other dental procedure or surgery you have recently had. This will help your dentist decide whether the procedure is right for you.