Botox was once considered a treatment that you could only receive at a dermatologist’s office. Now, many health care professionals are recognising the benefits of Botox across several different medical fields. Everything from treating migraines to helping resolve pain associated with jaw disorders, Botox is making a steady leeway into different fields of medicine.
What is Botox?
Botox is a protein produced by a bacterium. In medical fields, it is a drug used to treat certain muscular disorders and is also used to manage long standing conditions such as migraines and temporomandibular disorder.
Cosmetically, it is used to remove facial lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralysing facial muscles.
Botox procedures at the dentist
It may seem like an unusual place to receive such treatment, but receiving Botox in Clapham, at our dental practice is growing in popularity. Clapham South Dental Centre already offers many cosmetic treatments to patients in relation to their teeth, now we also offer Botox to improve the overall appearance of their face.
In fact, many of our customers use the opportunity of having cosmetic dental work completed to undergo Botox as a way of vastly improving their self-confidence.
How does Botox work? Is it safe?
Depending on which area of your face you want to improve the appearance of, the Botox will be injected directly into your skin, targeting specific muscles.
The muscle’s ability to move is reduced, allowing the skin to relax and the wrinkles to appear lighter and less defined. This entire process is very quick and can be completed in under 15 minutes depending on which facial areas you are having treated.
Botox in Clapham is extremely safe. Our team of dentists have been trained to administer the procedure correctly and can advise you on aftercare post injection. Clinically, Botox has been found to be harmless and there are millions of successful studies around the world to confirm this.
Long term treatment
Before you undergo this procedure, you may have some questions for our staff regarding the efficiency of Botox treatments.
How long will it last? Will it need to be repeated? Are my facial muscles damaged?
The good news is, no, your facial muscles aren’t damaged, they are temporarily paralysed and if you do not desire to have the procedure repeated, they will eventually return to normal.
That brings us to the next question. Yes, you will need to have it repeated if you want to continue to minimise the appearance of your wrinkles. The procedure will not change regardless of how many times you have it repeated, but may vary in length if you wish to have different muscle groups targeted.
Nothing lasts forever and the average Botox treatment lasts between 3-6 months, depending on which muscle groups have been injected. Over time, your muscles will once again be able to move and so, your wrinkles will gradually reappear.
Call us today for more information about our Botox treatment options.