Is Botox a Safe Way to Reduce the Signs of Aging?
The History of Botox
Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is a neuro-toxin that causes short-term muscle paralysis. A purified form of the botulinum toxin, called onabotulinum toxin A, is used in medical and cosmetic procedures. Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating as well as a number of medical ailments associated with muscle spasms and muscle over-activity. It was approved for use as a cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of brow lines in the late 1990s and has been available by prescription since the early 2000s.
Safely Turn Back the Hands of Time
Botox works by relaxing the muscles underneath the injection site so that the surrounding skin appears younger and smoother. As you age, your skin loses some of its elasticity and wrinkles develop above contracting muscles. Botox is injected directly into targeted muscles to reduce their activity and make it more difficult for the skin to wrinkle. The result is smoother, younger looking skin.
A typical session at our Langley dental clinic takes only about 20 minutes and can provide beautiful results that can last as long as six months before another treatment is required.
Technique is Everything
Many of the side effects of Botox treatments (like pain, swelling and bruising) are directly related to the technique used to administer the treatment. That’s why it’s so important to choose your Botox treatment provider carefully. You should only receive Botox treatments from a trained and certified professional like one of the dentists at Amazing Smile in Langley.
An improper injection technique will result in discomfort and disappointment and can even lead to one of the more serious side effects listed above. Your treatment provider needs to use a precise and highly concentrated dose of Botox in order to achieve the desired results and reduce the likelihood that the botulism will spread to other parts of your body. If you’d like to receive cosmetic Botox treatments, visit a Botox certified dentist at our Langley dental clinic today. Contact us now for more information or to request an appointment.