Edmonton Botox Injections for Natural-Looking Results
Botox/Xeomin are commonly used medications that are used both therapeutically and cosmetically. Popularity of these medications has increased due to the fact that they are very effective and there is no surgery involved. Botox/Xeomin is used cosmetically to address the dynamic "movement" wrinkles around the forehead and eyes, as well as the prevention of further wrinkles. Botox/Xeomin can also be used in the treatment of the symptoms associated with clenching and grinding such as pain or headaches.
How does it work?
Botox/Xeomin is a class of medications called neuromodulators. It is actually a purified natural protein that is effective in blocking the nerve impulses sent from the brain to the facial muscles. As a result, the contraction of the muscle is reduced. In cosmetic uses, the reduced contraction of the facial muscle causes a reduction of the development of the wrinkle. Only specific muscles are treated which allows the overlying skin to remain smooth and wrinkle-free. The muscles that haven’t been treated function normally. When used to treat the symptoms of clenching and grinding, the mechanism is the same, however, the result is a reduction in the contraction and tightness of the chewing muscles (masseters). If there is pain or headaches as a result of the muscle tightness, a reduction in pain and discomfort occurs.
Which Wrinkles Can We Treat With Botox/Xeomin?
- Outer areas of eyes (Crow's Feet)
- The vertical wrinkles that tend to form between the eyes (Glabellar region). These wrinkles appear during a skowl, angry or concerned expression.
- Wrinkles of the forehead
Is Botox right for you?
Botox/Xeomin is highly effective in the treatment of dynamic wrinkles and symptoms of clenching and grinding. A consultation with a trained professional can help determine if it is a suitable treatment for you. Once the doctor has carried out an examination of your face and a medical history, he/she will determine which facial areas will benefit most from botox/xeomin injections.
What is involved in the treatment?
Botox/xeomin treatment is minimally invasive and has minimal risk. Photos are taken and the doctor will mark out where the medication is to be administered. No anesthetic is required. A miniature needle is used to administer a small amount of Botox/Xeomin into the desired treatment areas. A slight burning sensation can occur during the injection and some may experience slight bruising at the injection site. There is no surgery involved, no anesthesia and no downtime. You can get back to all your regular activities immediately, with a few minor instructions for the first few hours after treatment.
How Long Does Botox Last?
When used to treat wrinkles, most Botox/Xeomin treatments will last 3-4 months. How each person metabolizes the botox will determine exactly how long the treatment will last in each individual. Once your individual interval is determined, a regular appointment can be booked to ensure that you remain wrinkle free!
If you are interested in Botox/Xeomin treatment to address wrinkles or the symptoms of clenching and grinding, call Refresh Dental at 780-705-5557. You can also use this Contact Us form to send us queries.