People always think that dentists only look at your teeth and that’s all. But truth be told, dentists know a lot about your oral and maxillofacial areas. Dentists do a lot of invasive procedures in the facial areas. Botox and dermal fillers have made a huge impact in the elective aesthetic field. By far, these are the two fastest growing cosmetic treatments in the last 10 years.
What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox is the original and best-known brand name and the most tested product on the market. It is the result of many decades of studies and has been used extensively in medicine. It is the safest product, and it is certified in the medical and cosmetic field.
Why do I need Botox?
Most people use Botox to improve their facial appearance. The areas that Botox is commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles are the forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region), and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and around the lips.
Did you know…
Botox has important clinical uses to help in TMJ and bruxism cases, and for patients with chronic TMJ and facial pain. Botox is also used to complement aesthetic dentistry cases, as a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip line cases, denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures, lip augmentation, and has uses in orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is necessary.