At Lethbridge Peridontal, our dental team offers Botox injections to our Lethbridge patients.
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 process involves injections containing purified bacteria into the areas of concern to freeze the muscle at the injection point. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox releases neurotoxins, which prevent the muscles from contracting and help them to relax.
At Lethbridge Peridontal, Dr. Troy Basarab is trained in both upper and lower face Botox treatments.
Any questions and concerns you have will be addressed before the treatment to ensure your desired results are understood.
Some have described the injections as 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.
After your treatment, 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.
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.
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.
Botox treatments generally last 3-5 months, depending on how the individual person metabolizes it.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive facial and/or dental examination and recommend a treatment to achieve your goals. If they conclude that Botox is right for you, your treatment appointment will be scheduled.
Yes. Be sure to avoid alcohol starting roughly one week before the procedure. We also recommend that you stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
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, contact us immediately.
Botox treatment should be avoided by:
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