At Orijin Integrated Dentistry, our dental team is pleased to offer services such as Botox injections.
Botox is a widely recognized brand of neuromodulating agents. It contains Botulinum Toxin, a purified protein that can be used for both cosmetic and therapeutic applications.
The Botox procedure addresses the areas of concern by injecting purified bacteria into the muscle to freeze them at the injection point. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox releases neurotoxins, which allow the muscles to relax by preventing them from contracting.
At Orijin Integrated Dentistry, Dr. Craig Young is trained in both upper and lower face Botox treatments.
Your dentist will discuss any questions and concerns you may have prior to the treatment to ensure your desired results are understood.
Some people may be concerned about how the injection itself feels. Some have described the injections as a mild pinch, similar to a bug bite. The injection is directed into the muscle under the skin. The needle used for injection is very fine in order to prevent any pain, bruising, or swelling.
After you have had a Botox treatment done it will be imperative that you avoid certain types of activities for a period of time afterward. You must not lay down, or bend your head for a sustained period of time.
Refrain from touching or rubbing the treatment area to avoid moving the Botox and affecting other muscles. In rare cases, some people report getting headaches after a Botox injection.
Usually, a Botox treatment takes 15-25 minutes and doesn't require anesthesia. A fine needle is used to inject Botox into specific muscles, and topical anesthesia (numbing cream) may be used to make the process as pain-free as possible.
Our authorized prescribers are familiar with the relevant anatomy. Our dental team will adhere to measures associated with the safe and effective use of BOTOX, which will include proper storage, selection of the correct dose, and proper administration techniques. Our clinicians will provide patient-specific care and, for your safety, they will request information about any previous surgical procedures that you have undergone.
Typically Botox treatments will last 3-5 months, depending on how the individual person metabolizes it.
During your first visit, your dentist will have a consultation with you and conduct a complete facial and also a dental assessment if necessary and recommend the ideal procedures to achieve your goals. If they conclude that Botox is right for you, your treatment appointment will be booked.
You, it is advised to avoid any alcohol for at least one week before your procedure. In order to avoid any bruising, we also recommend that you do not take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications for at least two weeks prior to treatment.
Side effects from Botox are rare, and if they do occur, are typically mild and transient. They can include:
• Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
• Headache or flu-like symptoms
• Droopy eyelid or eyebrows
• Crooked smile or drooling
• Eye dryness or excessive tearing
If you do experience side effects that are beyond mild and last from a few hours to weeks after receiving Botox, call us immediately.
Botox treatment should be avoided by:
• People with infection at the proposed injection site.
• People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
• People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles.
• Children under the age of 18 years.
• Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Try to contract the treated muscle areas periodically for up to four hours after treatment, by frowning and lifting your eyebrows in order to ensure that the toxins reach all of the treated muscle.
• Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massages for 48 hours otherwise the treatment may be moved to other areas.
• Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours.
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