Question: I’ve heard of Botox, but what exactly is it?
Answer: Botox is a drug synthesized from a naturally-occurring protein. This protein is produced by an organism called Clostridium botulinum.
Question: How does Botox work?
Answer: Botox is a substance that interacts with the nervous system. Whenever a muscle contracts, it receives a chemical transmitter message from the brain. Botox temporarily blocks those neurotransmitters. Without the signals telling it to tense up, the muscle can completely relax.
Question: What would Botox help with?
Answer: Dozens of things! In the world of cosmetic treatment, it is most commonly used to reduce wrinkles and lines. However, Botox has been approved as a treatment for anything from eye-twitching and facial spasms to migraine relief and treatment of TMDs (temporomandibular disorders).
Question: What is dermal filler?
Answer: As we age, our bodies become less and less able to produce certain substances. This can cause the shape and appearance of our bodies to completely change, due to a dramatic loss in volume. Dermal filler is simply used to replace this natural volume loss.
But Botox At a Dentist Office?
We often think of things like botox and dermal fillers as speciality services. Someone needs to be specifically trained and educated for that, right?
Actually, it’s very common for doctors in almost every specialty to provide botox and filler procedures, and none of them are as thoroughly trained in the anatomy and treatment of the face than dentists. Some of the best Botox treatments in the world are offered by dentists, and why not? No one knows your face better than we do.
Botox and fillers aren’t just for wrinkles. They help treat so many other problems and disorders. If you have migraines, twitches, TMJ disorders, gummy smile, bruxism, receding facial collagen, or severe neck and shoulder tension, this treatment could be right for you. Give us a call to set up a consultation.