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Botox

Botox has been an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure that really started taking off in Hollywood over a decade ago, and now, the team at Mill Bay Dental is pleased to be bringing it to the local community!

WHAT

Botox, as you may know, is a safe and non-invasive procedure that reduces the look of wrinkles and aging, predominantly in the face area. It has wider medical applications, but that’s not what it’s famous for.

The line between the medical and cosmetic has grown increasingly blurred, and Botox is one case where a medical procedure went on to become one of the most well known cosmetic procedures.

Botox is used to relax and reduce the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles, leaving you looking and feeling more youthful and rejuvenated.

HOW

The wrinkles targeted by Botox are caused by tense and contracted muscles. Botox reduces the look of these wrinkles because it temporarily blocks those muscles from contracting by preventing the release of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that signals muscles to tighten or contract.

By targeting these specific muscles and preventing the release of acetylcholine, Botox smooths out your wrinkles, making lines practically invisible within 7-10 days!

EFFECTIVENESS

As stated previously, the effects of Botox are only temporary, although patients can expect their results to last for 3-4 months on average. If you maintain regular Botox appointments, you might notice the effects begin to last longer due to repeated use.

SIDE EFFECTS

Botox has been a safe and effective method for lessening wrinkles for millions of people for decades.

Temporary side effects of Botox include:

  • Eyebrow or Eyelid droop: occurs in >1% of patients and usually only lasts 2-4 weeks
  • Bruising: at the site of injection

If you’re interested in Botox, don’t hesitate to contact us to set up an appointment!

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