At Azarko Dental Group, we are always looking to improve our services to you. That’s why we are now offering neuromodulators for Facial Rejuvenation including BOTOX COSMETIC® & Dysport Aesthetic.
A popular, non-surgical cosmetic treatment, Facial Rejuvenation uses BOTOX COSMETIC® or Dysport Aesthetic to reduce frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and wrinkles. Botox is a form of purified protein that is injected into muscles, usually of the face, in order to eliminate or smooth these wrinkles and lines caused by the contraction of facial muscles. While it sounds like a complicated procedure, it really is quite simple, consisting of several tiny injections.
Some benefits of facial rejuvenation include:
Once injected into the muscle, it blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves of the muscle that cause it to contract. This allows the skin above the treated area to immediately begin smoothing out. About 7-10 days after the procedure has been carried out, the full effect of the treatment will become apparent and you will notice a marked natural-looking smoothness in the treated area, with no loss of sensation. How does this apply to your dental care? Edmonton’s Azarko Dental Group has your answer.
Treatment areas include the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines that run across the forehead, and the crow’s feet around the outer eyes.
Botox and Dysport Aesthetic enhance the way you look, not change it. You can still smile, frown and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscles beneath the skin, softening the wrinkles overtop. Tiny amounts are injected very precisely into the muscles being treated. A very fine needle and a small amount of liquid is used resulting in little to no discomfort. You can immediately return to work or carry on with the rest of your day.
Treatment typically takes 10-15 minutes and lasts up to 4 months. Costs are dependent on the amount needed and desired effect, usually from $300-$900. Limited procedures such as Crows Feet, may be treated for as little as $180.
BOTOX COSMETIC®, widely known to be performed by cosmetic surgeons, is a minimally-invasive aesthetic procedure to smooth out wrinkles that appear, with age, throughout the face and forehead, as well as around the eyes and lips. While this sounds like a procedure most commonly kept within the confines of a plastic surgeon’s office, the administration of Botox also has its place within your dental office. The reasoning behind this is logical: dentists, through their many years of oral health training, combined with the study of facial bone and muscle structure, are actually very well placed to recommend the proper use of these procedures. By knowing exactly how the treatment will affect the muscles in your face, your dentist will be able to effectively predict the outcome and benefits of BOTOX COSMETIC® for each individual patient. Your Azarko Dental doctors will make informed recommendations to clients seeking help in regaining a youthful-looking facial appearance.
Trained in the study of the muscles of facial expression, the muscles of mastication and their integration with the mouth, teeth and smile, your Azarko Dental doctor is well-suited to administer Botox Cosmetic and Botox Therapeutic with safety and precision.
In addition to its general aesthetic wrinkle reducing benefits, Botox has additional clinical uses with the realm of dentistry. For example, Botox therapeutic can be used as an aid in the treatment of patients with bruxism (severe teeth grinding) as well as accompanying chronic facial pain and headaches.
Will my face still show emotions and expressions?
BOTOX COSMETIC® is intended to enhance your look, not change it-you can still smile, frown and be expressive.
When will I see results and how long will they last?
You'll begin to see results as soon as 24 hours after your treatment, and the lines may continue to fade up to one week afterwards. The effects can last up to four months.
What is the treatment like?
A BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment is quick and simple, with no downtime. After meeting with your physician to determine your desired outcome, the procedure itself takes only 10 to 15 minutes. A tiny amount of BOTOX COSMETIC® is injected with a fine needle into the muscle being treated – this process is virtually painless.
What happens when the treatment stops working?
The effects of BOTOX COSMETIC® will gradually disappear until the treated area regains movement. For the best results, continue treating the area every four months, or however often is suggested by your doctor.
Are BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments safe?
BOTOX® has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. BOTOX COSMETIC® has been approved for use since 2001.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox or Facial Rejuvenation?
Botox has been safely used by millions of different people in the last 21 years. While there are no permanent side effects, the injections only penetrate 0.5 mm resulting in little discomfort and no down time. We use a tiny needle in our Facial Rejuvenation procedure to help minimize any potential discomfort. Numbing the area with ice before treatment is another aid to provide you with maximum comfort.
How much does a treatment cost?
The price depends on the amount of BOTOX COSMETIC® needed and the areas of the face being treated, usually from $300-$600. Limited procedures such as Crows Feet may be treated for as little as $180. Your Azarko Dental doctor will determine the right amount of BOTOX COSMETIC® that you need to achieve a refreshed look and provide you with a cost estimate.
Are there creams that are better than BOTOX COSMETIC®?
No scientific evidence supports that creams work better than BOTOX COSMETIC®. While creams work well on the surface of the skin, BOTOX COSMETIC® works below the surface to relax the muscles that are the root cause where lines and wrinkles form.
For more information regarding our Botox Cosmetic and Dysport Aesthetic options, as well as the General Azarko Dental Edmonton dentists who perform these procedures, contact one of Azarko Dental Group’s West Edmonton or South Edmonton clinics today. Our staff will gladly provide you with everything you need to make an educated decision.
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