As we age, natural bone loss means that the skin around the facial area becomes less taught. As a result every time the facial muscles contract through a facial expression, it causes creases in the skin, more commonly known as wrinkles.
Botox is a treatment derived from a natural purified protein known as clostridium botulinum. When injected carefully into the skin in measured amounts, it creates a signal blockage (temporary) telling the muscles to contract. This in turn softens wrinkles or expression lines (frown) and in some cases disappears altogether. This treatment is very quick with visible results in just a few days.
The effects of Botox usually last for around 3-4 months or until the muscle regains initial action. With varying treatments, it can sometimes last longer. However, there are other factors including diet, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices such as smoking or drinking. At Beacon Smiles, our cosmetic dental team will provide you with a free consultation and treatment plan that suits your needs.
The main benefits of Botox are that, unlike many other dental and cosmetic dental procedures, treatment takes on average just 20-30 minutes to complete. What’s more, as a non-surgical treatment there’s no downtime so patients can receive treatment during their lunch hour and return back to work in the afternoon. Botox treatment is convenient and fits in perfectly with our busy lives. It’s no wonder then that Botox treatment is the top non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the country.
While it’s fair to say that any injection can hurt, the needles used in Botox treatment are (typically) very small. The process is virtually painless. (Patient comfort is our number one priority so we ensure that the area is numbed with a topical anesthetic cream beforehand, so little or no pain is felt. ) – remove last sentence, we don’t use any topical for botox
Whether you’re considering Botox as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a complete Smile Makeover, then contact us on (587) 317 4094 for a no obligation consultation and take the first steps towards a youthful, healthier look.