Our dental team at Granville Station Dental is pleased to offer Botox injections.
A widely recognized brand of neuromodulating agents, Botox contains Botulinum Toxin, a purified protein with both cosmetic and therapeutic applications.
During the Botox process, injections containing purified bacteria are introduced into areas of concern to freeze muscle at the injection point. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox releases neurotoxins that prevent the muscles from contracting, helping them to relax.
We can address any questions or concerns you may have before treatment to ensure our team understands your desired results.
Some have described these injections as a mild pinch, similar to a bug bite. The injection is directed into the muscle beneath the skin. The needle's point is very fine to help prevent pain, swelling or bruising.
It's important to avoid certain activities for the first several hours after your treatment. You must not lay down or bend your head for a sustained period of time.
Do not rub or otherwise touch the treatment area to avoid moving the Botox and affecting other muscles. In rare cases, some people report getting headaches after a Botox injection.
A Botox treatment usually takes between 15 and 25 minutes and won't require anesthesia. Botox is injected into specific muscles using a fine needle. Topical anesthesia may be used to numb the area.
Our authorized prescribers are familiar with the relevant anatomy. They will employ measures associated with the safe, effective use of BOTOX, which includes properly storing the product, choosing the correct dose and properly administering the dose using specific techniques. Our clinicians will provide patient-specific care. For your safety, they may ask about any alterations to the anatomy including prior surgical procedures.
Generally, Botox treatments last 3-5 months, depending on how it's metabolized by the individual.
At your first consultation, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive facial and/or dental assessment and recommend the optimal treatments to achieve your goals. If they determine that you are a candidate for Botox, your treatment appointment will be scheduled.
Yes. You'll need to avoid alcohol starting about one week before the procedure. We also recommend that you cease taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
While side effects from Botox are rare, they are typically mild and transient. They may include:
If you do experience more than mild side effects that last hours to weeks after receiving Botox, call us immediately.
The following people should avoid Botox treatments::