At Peachland Dental Centre, our dental team 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 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.
Our dental team will ensure that any questions and concerns you might have are addressed prior to your treatment to ensure your desired results are understood.
When you have an injection the feeling that you experience may be similar to that of a small pinch or 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.
Typically, Botox treatments take approximately 15 to 25 minutes and will not require the use of 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 include proper storage, selection of the correct dose, and proper administration techniques. Our clinicians will provide patient-specific care and, for your safety, may need to be provided with any history of surgeries that you have undergone.
Botox treatments generally last 3-5 months, depending on how the individual person metabolizes it.
During your first consultation, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive facial and/or dental assessment in order to recommend the treatment that will be most beneficial to your goals. If they conclude that Botox is right for you, your treatment appointment will be booked.
Yes. Alcohol should be avoided for at least a week before you have your procedure done. We also recommend that you stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
While it is uncommon to experience side effects from the Botox procedure there is a possibility of experiencing mild symptoms such as:
• Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
• Headache or flu-like symptoms
• Droopy eyelid or eyebrows
• Crooked smile or drooling
• Eye dryness or excessive tearing
If you do experience more than mild side effects that last hours to weeks after receiving Botox, call us immediately.
Botox treatments are not for everyone and should be avoided by:
• People with infection at the proposed injection site.
• People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
• People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles.
• Children under the age of 18 years.
• Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Try to contract the treated muscle areas periodically for up to four hours after treatment, by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the toxin to reach all of the treated muscle.
• Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massages for 48 hours to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
• Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours.
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