Botox in Calgary, Alberta
Botox Calgary helps treat Glabellar lines or frown lines (as they are most commonly known), are lines that develop on the face which can make a person look old, tired and less attractive. The muscles under our facial skin move to generate several expressions that reflect through our face. There is repeated movement of these muscles during a day. Due to this movement some of these frown lines may appear to be bolder and less pleasing. The use of Botox to treat facial muscles was approved by the FDA in 2002. When injected into the facial muscle, Botox is capable of arresting the movement temporarily, therefore stopping the facial wrinkles. At our dental office in Calgary, Botox is one of the cosmetic solutions offered by Dr. Rostami. If you or any of your family members are unhappy about frown lines and want to change it, make an appointment and talk to our dentist about Botox injections. Our treatment can make you look young, healthy and attractive.
Botox Calgary - How does it work?
Botulinum toxin A or Botox as it is commonly known is a purified toxin from the bacteria. The toxin, when injected by a trained cosmetic professional in controlled amounts into the muscle, is capable of stopping the movement of the muscle temporarily. The injection paralyzes the muscle and hence stops the formation of frown lines.
The Procedure of Botox treatment?
The Botox treatment takes only a couple of minutes and needs no anesthesia during the treatment. It's injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor pain. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which reason the wrinkles to relax and soften. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped for two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce bruising. Botox is most often used on forehead lines and frown lines.
How does Botox injection work?
Botox does not require the use of local anesthesia. The purified toxin is injected in prescribed amount into muscle to block signals from the nerve. Botox Calgary AB may take few days to show its effect. Our dentist may recommend few pre-treatment and post-treatment measures to ensure safety. On completion of treatment patients can see lesser frown lines on face.
How do we give the Botox injection?
Your Botox injection will be performed in our clinic settings. The procedure includes the following steps: Our General and Cosmetic dentist Dr. Rostami will determine if you are a right candidate for Botox injections. It includes performing an examination, taking a medical history, and asking about your goals and expectations for Botox injections.
- Dr. Rostami will develop a personalized treatment plan and talk about it with you.
- If you may numb your skin in the injection area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.
- By a small needle, we inject the Botox into the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.
- Each of the injection takes a few seconds.
The Benefits of Botox Injection
Most of us have heard that Botox injections in relation to healing out facial lines and wrinkles but the fact is that the benefits of botox injection go beyond just dental cosmetic treatments. The procedure is increasingly proving to be hugely beneficial in several other areas too.
Here are some of the proved cosmetic and non-cosmetic Botox benefits:Reduces the fine lines and wrinkles
The Benefits of Botox Injection are a perfect non-surgical solution for smoother skin and a pure complexion. It's a fast-growing procedure that plumps out the wrinkles in the face, neck, and forehead.Minimizes hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is the medical name for excessive sweating. Botox injections can help to get over the problem and mitigate the excessive sweating for some months at a time.Treats migraine pain
When you are suffering from a migraine, the pain is not as severe as before they received the injections. Our experts are not exactly sure about the how it works to treat migraine pain but most think it could be because Botox blocks the sensory nerves and ease the muscles so their sensitivity to pain is reduced.Reduces the size of the prostate gland
When botox injected directly into the prostate gland, It can improve the flow of urine thus resolving the problem of frequent urination. It also helps prevent urinary tract infections.
Frequently asked questions
How does the Botox treatment work?
It works by weakening the muscles into which it is injected. As facial muscles contract, the loose skin above those muscles wrinkles. By weakening the muscles, the wrinkles are reduced.
How long will the result be last?
The effects from Botox injection will last three to six months. As facial muscle action step by step returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again.
Is Botox treatment painful?
No, Botox treatment is not painful as you think, Most patients say the injections feel similar to a little pinch. Everyone's threshold for these occurrences differs from person to person.
Who Should Not Receive Botox treatment?
People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a medicine disease should not use Botox. Since Botox injection doesn't work for all wrinkles, you should consult with our cosmetic dentist first then she will discuss more this treatment.
How long does the Botox treatment take?
Our Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Rostami will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the right treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.