should I seek a certified dentist to inject Botox?
Dentists are experienced with administration of variety of injections
in daily practice. This can result in a more comfortable Botox injections
A cosmetic dentist is familiar with all intra and extra oral muscles
and can offer you a good combination of cosmetic dental and facial
treatment. This can also save you time..
does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines or wrinkles form over time
as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected
directly into the muscles. It works by blocking the transmission
of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity
of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
When can results be noticed?
The results can be seen within days. Lines continue to improve for
up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up
to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between
your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, the
area can be numbed with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire
procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and
out of the dental office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic
treatment. You may receive treatment at the end of your dental appointment.
Who should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection
at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known
hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients
with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton
syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects following injection include temporary
eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation,
tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated
with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders
such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be
at increased risk of serious side effects.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic
will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look
as if you "had work done." For example, the muscle activity
that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so
you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases
between your brows.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose
not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown
lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic affordable?
When considering your facial aesthetic options, BOTOX® Cosmetic
is quite affordable. Like other appearance-related investments,
such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels,
the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations.
What should my dentist know before using BOTOX® Cosmetic?
We can let you know if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Before
starting treatment, tell us if you:
any diseases that affect your nerves and muscles. These diseases
may increase your chance of side effects with BOTOX® Cosmetic
planning to become pregnant soon.
Also let us know the names of all the medicines you are using,
used to treat infections, such as gentamicin, tobramycin, clindamycin,
used to treat heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine
used to treat different conditions, such as myasthenia gravis
or Alzheimer's disease.
over-the-counter medicines or herbal products.
.This is not a complete list of medicines that can interact with
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