How does Botox work?
Botox is one of the more popular cosmetic treatments around. It's commonly known as a "lunchtime treatment" because patients can usually return to work or their usual routine immediately after injectable treatment. The injections prevent the muscles from contracting.
When the muscles are relaxed, the skin above them is softened. That softening of the upper skin layers creates a smoother appearance. It's for this reason that Botox is so popular in reducing aging lines.
Is Botox right for me?
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin. The toxin is purified and used for medical purposes. When injected into the skin, it can paralyze muscles. Botox has a role in dentistry.
Botox can also effectively treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) symptoms, including jaw clenching and teeth grinding. TMD occurs when you try to open your mouth too wide or move it from side to side. The muscle bands and tissue around your jaw constrict, leading to pain, discomfort, and headaches. Botox relaxes the muscles around your jaw, allowing you to open and close your mouth easily. Botox also relaxes neck muscles, which may be tight and lead to pain.
Is Botox in Silicon Valley Dental Center safe?
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This toxin, when used in measured doses, is considered safe. Botox has been approved by the FDA for therapeutic use.
You will be amazed by the results that BOTOX offers. It might also take about two weeks to show most benefits. Their results may last for up to four months or maybe even longer, so when you're ready, just return to Silicon Valley Dental Center for a touch-up.