Did you know that a trip to an Edmonton dental clinic can often help those who feel self-conscious about the appearance of wrinkles? At Azarko Dental Group, our Edmonton dentists can not only provide you with a healthy and beautiful smile, but they are also certified to rejuvenate your face with Botox.
To help you decide if this is the right choice for you, let's take a look at what causes wrinkles to develop and how Botox works to reduce their appearance.
Wrinkles: A Natural Part of Ageing
Wrinkles naturally form as a result of repeated facial expressions. Every time you use a facial muscle to smile, frown, or make any expression at all, a small groove forms under the surface of the skin. In younger people, the skin springs back after they stop holding the expression. However, with age, the skin loses its elasticity and begins to form creases and wrinkles.
Environmental factors can also contribute to how early and how deeply wrinkles appear. Parts of the body that receive the most sun exposure, for example, are also the parts that develop the most wrinkles. This is because UV light breaks down the fibres responsible for skin's flexibility. Skin that is often exposed to dry conditions can often develop more wrinkles as well. Living in Edmonton, with its hot and sunny summers and harsh, cold, and dry winters can age one's face prematurely.
How Does Botox Reduce the Look of Wrinkles?
Botox is a purified protein that your Edmonton dentist will inject directly into the muscles of the treatment area, as it is the contraction of these muscles that causes the look of creases and wrinkles. Botox works by simply blocking the transmitters from motor nerves that tell the muscles to contract. When the muscles don't receive the communication, they remain in a relaxed state.
Treatment areas for Botox include crow's feet around the outer eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal forehead lines. Supplemental brow lifts are also available for women. Only a very small amount of Botox is required to relax the muscles and reduce the look of wrinkles. You will still be able to smile, frown, and make all of your usual facial expressions.
After you visit your Edmonton dental clinic for treatment with Botox, the treated area will immediately begin to smooth out. You will notice the full effects about a week to 10 days after the procedure. The treated area will look smooth and completely natural.
Edmonton Dental Clinic Providing Botox Treatment
As you can see, the modern dental clinic offers more than just dentistry services. Azarko Dental Group provides Facial Rejuvenation treatments that take as little as 10 minutes and last up to four months. As there is no surgery required for Botox treatment, there is also no downtime.
For more information on Botox and whether it is a good option for you, just schedule an appointment to speak to an Edmonton dentist at Azarko Dental Group today.
14938 Stony Plain Rd.
Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8