Botox Treatment in White Rock
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In addition to all of the dental procedures we offer here at Johnston Road Dental, we are also licensed to perform Botox injections. This simple, non-surgical treatment smooths wrinkles and helps to provide natural looking, anti-aging results. With 15+ years of experience, you can rely on us to provide you with a safe, comfortable experience.
Botox treatments may be used to treat the following areas:
- Between the eyebrows
- Above the nose
- Underneath the eyes
Common Questions About Botox
It is best to get fully informed before you decide to go through with any type of procedure. In order to assist you with your research, we have provided a few of the most commonly asked questions and their answers below. Please review this information and then let us know if you want to learn more.
What is Botox?
Botox (officially known as BOTOX® Cosmetic) is an injectable medication that causes wrinkle-forming muscles to become relaxed. Botox injections result in temporary wrinkle removal and smooth skin. With this treatment option, you can achieve more youthful-looking skin without having to undergo surgery!
Are Botox treatments safe?
Yes. Botox has been the subject of over 3,000 studies, and it has been clinically used for over two decades. Since 2002, this treatment has been used in over 13,000 procedures. It has also received approval from the Health Protection Branch of Canada (HPB) and from the FDA. This natural purified protein has even been used to safely treat cerebral palsy in children as young as 2 years of age. In these cases, the children needed to receive as much as six times the average dose that is used in cosmetic treatments.
How long do the treatment results last?
Botox treatments usually last for three to four months.
How long is the procedure?
It only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to perform a Botox procedure. The results typically take full effect within 14 days of the procedure.
Are the injections painful?
No. You shouldn’t feel any more pain than you would with an insect bite. The needles that we use are small, similar to the ones that are used by diabetics.
Are there side effects?
It is rare for Botox patients to experience side effects, and when they do, the effects are minor and temporary. Possible side effects include slight bruising, tenderness in the area of the injection, ptosis (drooping of the eyelids), and short-term headaches. When patients to do experience side effects, they usually only last about 7 to 10 days.
If you have any questions about the way Botox works, we would be happy to provide you with more information. Call our White Rock, BC dentist today.