Our Edmonton dental team at Azarko Dental Clinics is pleased to offer Botox injections.
Botox is a widely recognized brand of neuromodulating agents. It contains Botulinum Toxin, a purified protein that has both cosmetic and therapeutic applications.
The Botox treatment process involves injections containing purified bacteria into the areas of concern to freeze the muscle at the injection point. When injected into the individual facial muscles, Botox releases neurotoxins, preventing the muscles from contracting and helping them to relax.
At Azarko Dental Clinics, Dr. Allan Zhang and Dr. Douglas Johnston are trained in upper and lower face Botox treatments.
Your questions and concerns will be addressed before the treatment to ensure that your desired results are understood.
People often describe the injections as feeling like a mild pinch, similar to a bug bite. The injection is directed into the muscle under the skin. The needle is very fine in order to help prevent any pain, bruising, or swelling.
Once your treatment is complete, it is important to avoid certain activities for the first several hours. You must not lay down, or bend your head for a sustained period of time.
Do not touch or rub the treatment area to avoid moving the Botox and affecting other muscles. In rare cases, some people report getting headaches after a Botox injection.
Our authorized prescribers are familiar with the relevant anatomy. They will employ measures associated with the safe and effective use of BOTOX, which includes proper storage, selection of the correct dose, and proper administration techniques. Our clinicians will provide patient-specific care and, for your safety, may inquire about any alterations to the anatomy such as prior surgical procedures.
During your first consultation, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive facial and/or dental assessment and recommend the optimal treatments to achieve your goals. If they conclude that Botox is right for you, your treatment appointment will be booked.
Side effects from Botox are rare, and if they do occur, are typically mild and transient. They can include:
If you do experience more than mild side effects that last hours to weeks after receiving Botox, call us immediately.
Botox treatments generally last 3-5 months, depending on how the individual person metabolizes it.
Usually, a Botox treatment takes 15-25 minutes and doesn't require anesthesia. A fine needle is used to inject Botox into specific muscles, and topical anesthesia (numbing cream) may be used.
Yes. Avoid alcohol starting about one week before the procedure. We also recommend that you stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
Botox treatment should be avoided by:
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