Botox Cosmetic and Therapeutic is a prescription medicine that contains a highly purified botulinum toxin protein from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is an approved treatment to improve and soften lines on the face caused by wrinkle-causing muscles and for migraines and pain in the jaw. It is an extensively studied aesthetic and therapeutic treatment and has been available for over 20 years. Cochrane Valley Dental is proud to offer Botox treatments to the Cochrane, Ghost Lake and Calgary areas.
Botox is used for multiple purposes including reducing wrinkles,(frown lines, crow’s feet, etc)headaches, jaw pain, hyperhidrosis etc. Trained professionals give Botox injections in a minimal amount into the muscles and it works by temporarily reducing muscle activity and relaxing the wrinkle-producing muscles.
The whole process doesn’t require anesthesia and is completed within a few minutes. It is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles. It usually takes up to 2 weeks to take full effect and it may cause minor to no discomfort.
Results can last between 3 and 4 months. As muscles gradually return to normal, the lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear, and this will need treatment again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are trained to relax.
The number of botox injections you require will differ from person to person. Each person is different, so you should consult with our general dentist who provides Botox in Cochrane, to determine what amount is right for you.
No. Botox is carefully injected into specific muscles in precise doses. Therefore, the impact of this injection is limited only to a set of targeted wrinkles. You do not lose any feeling, and your facial expressions will stay natural.
After undergoing Botox treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities. But it is advised to avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours and not to rub the area for 4-8hours after the injections.
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