Botox injections have made a huge impact in the facial aesthetics field and are a fast-growing cosmetic treatment option here at Kingston Dental Clinic. The amount spent on Botox even exceeds that spent on breast implants or liposuction.
The thought of Botox in Kingston is foreign to many of our patient’s dental mindsets, simply because we have never been involved in these areas before. It also wasn’t long ago when dental implants were foreign to dentistry, with many dentists saying they would not get involved because it could change the mindset of trying to save teeth. When teeth whitening was first introduced into the dental market, many dentists called it malpractice. Times have changed and evolved and now these procedures are common practice in many dental clinics around the world.
What actually is Botox in Kingston?
Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of a purified protein. Botox in Kingston is injected into the facial muscles but surprisingly doesn’t affect the muscle at all. Botulinum toxin affects and blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that move the muscle. There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. Once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract. When that muscle does not contract, the skin then starts to smooth out, and in three to 10 days after treatment, the skin above those muscles becomes nice and smooth. The effects of Botox in Kingston will last for three to four months, at which time our patients may need retreatment to keep the same level of effectiveness.
Where can it be used?
The areas that Botox is commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles are: the forehead, between the eyes, around the corners of the eyes (known as crow’s feet) and around the lips. Botox in Kingston is also used to complement aesthetic dentistry cases, as a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip line cases and also can be used on our denture patients who have trouble adjusting to their new dentures.
If Botox sounds right for you give us a call today.