Why Botox Should be Part of Your Beauty Routine

I will not let age change me; I will change the way I age. Rightly so, a little bottle of Botox has materialized the thought. Botox isn’t a hush-hush topic anymore; it’s a widely sought-after treatment for men and women worldwide. But did you know that it is not just a cosmetic procedure?

Well, yes! Therapeutic Botox has changed the lives of many. Starting from relieving pains to joint disorders to smile corrections, botox injection therapy is FDA approved.

Who can perform it?

In Canada, licensed medical practitioners, dentists, or registered nurses who have also completed pertinent training in the injection therapy for botox should be the only ones to administer the treatment

We at Magnolia Dental are accepting new patients and would love to help you with your next botox session.


Differences between cosmetic botox and therapeutic botox:

Cosmetic botox:

Cosmetic botox is used to remove wrinkles and aging lines from the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines, and other facial features. It reduces wrinkles by relaxing the muscles.

Therapeutic botox :
It helps to relax the muscles in the face. Any tension causing pain in the head and neck region is released when the muscles unwind.

What is botox?

Botox injection therapy causes a transient relaxation of the muscles. It attaches to the nerve endings of the motor neurons that are responsible for movement.

The basic mechanism of action of botox is:

Commercially available botox is the isolated and purified version of the exotoxin botulinum. It is derived from a type of anaerobic bacteria

Botox in dentistry:

Magnolia Dental, Waterdown is a boutique dental office in Waterdown. We are expanding our clinical practice beyond teeth and gums by introducing therapeutic botox.

Let’s quickly understand the benefits of botox injection therapy :

1. Tension-type headaches

They are regular, spontaneous headaches that affect the back and sides of the head without nausea or vomiting. Iintramuscular botox injection therapy decreases the pain’s intensity and frequency .

2. Trigeminal neuralgia

It is a painful unilateral neurological condition that affects the muscles of the face. The slightest stimulation to the face, such as when brushing one’s teeth, can cause severe pain. For patients with drug-resistant idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia, therapeutic botox has shown promising results.

3. Bruxism or teeth grinding

Clenching, grinding of teeth, causing pain and fatigue on waking up is called bruxism. Botox lessens muscle activity and has analgesic qualities that are useful for accompanying pain. The masticatory muscle’s biting pressure can be reduced by 20% to 30% with an evident reduction of pain.

4. TMJ disorders

These disorders may be myofascial (related to muscles) or related to the temporo-mandibular joint. Botox injection therapy lessens muscle activity and has analgesic qualities that are useful for accompanying pain.

5. Sialorrhea

Complications like aspiration pneumonia, oral infections, tooth decay, and peri-oral skin infections are caused by excessive salivation and drooling. The salivary glands can be effectively treated with Botox injection therapy in as little as four weeks to reduce excessive salivation.

6. Orthodontics and smile design

Gummy smile corrections and muscular tension post braces treatment can be corrected by therapeutic botox. The excessive gingival display caused by overactive upper lip elevator muscles is successfully reduced by botox injection therapy.

7. Denture retention

Patients who have gone too long without teeth may find it challenging to wear a new set of dentures due to the strong, erratic muscle contractions. Botox injection therapy to the depressor muscles helps to relax the irregular muscle contractions and enables patients to adapt to new dentures.

8. Dental implants

The Botox injection therapy relaxes the muscles causing bruxism and clenching, thereby preventing any possible implant cap failure.

What happens in a session for therapeutic botox?

Small doses of Botox are injected using a fine needle by us into the treatment area. Before giving injections, we apply a topical numbing agent to your skin. Depending on the issue, you might get a few injections in different places. After the session, you’ll be able to return home that same day.

Precautions after the procedure:

  • For 12 hours, avoid rubbing or applying pressure to the treated area.
  • Don’t lie down for three to four hours; remain upright.
  • Do not exercise for 24 hours.

Medications that enhance bruising of the injection site:

b. Blood thinners

The side effects of therapeutic botox:

  • Mild pain and swelling of the injection site
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Eye irritation
  • Mild headaches
  • Mild indigestion

Will you see immediate results?

No, the pain reduction and muscle tightening take a couple weeks to show the desired effects.

A quick idea about cosmetic botox:

Cosmetic treatments in Waterdown are soaring sky-high. Botox cosmetic is one amongst them

The science behind cosmetic botox:

The botox aims at the dynamic wrinkles that are caused on the face over a period of time due to repeated contractions of muscles while frowning or squinting. Botox relaxes these muscles to smoothen the face. This results in a fresh, rejuvinated look.

Wrinkle treatment in Waterdown

The frown lines between the brows, the lines that cross the forehead, and the crow’s feet around the outside of the eyes are all examples of wrinkles. Botox Injections in Waterdown are performed by certified dentists to add finesse to the cosmetic treatments. Smile makeovers look perfect when your face has a youthful glow.

Lips Botox in Waterdown

Honestly, a designer smile is incomplete if your lips still look dull and droopy. Botox Injections in Waterdown are immensely popular with dentists for an out-and-out revamped Hollywood smile.

Uses of Lip Botox:

  • Reduce lip creases on both the upper and lower lip area.
  • Raise your mouth’s corners.
  • Eliminate marionette lines, also known as downward-facing lines around your mouth.
  • “Gummy” smile correction: Your doctor will administer botox injections to the Cupid’s bow region of your lip in order to achieve this. Your lips will slightly curl because the botox will relax your muscles. Your muscles will cover your gums and allow more of your lips to show when you smile because they are relaxed. This effect will make your lip look bigger.
  • “Botox lip flip,” or enhancing the upper lip, (discuss adding a lip filler injection along with botox if you’re looking to add plumpness ).
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You can trust us for your therapeutic botox sessions. We are accepting new patients and would love to have you. Book a dental appointment easily through our website, or just give us a call and speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist you. Magnolia Dental is the winner of the Best Dental Services Award. Have a look through our patient testimonials to see why so many have picked Magnolia to be their dentist in Waterdown.

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