Botox, I’ve heard about it, so what’s it all about?
If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed an exciting new treatment available from your local dentist at the Dental Care Group Brentwood. Botox! So what’s so special about this new development called Botox?
Botox is the brand name for the botulinum toxin, and has been traditionally used in medicine to resolve muscle spasms. Doctors noted that when injected in small amounts, the toxin silenced nerves near the injection site, which weakened the muscles around it for a long period of time, relieving the associated issues of the spasms. Therefore it began to be used effectively by doctors to treat overactive muscle disorders like spasming of the head, neck, limbs and even vocal chords. It can also be used to relax muscles that are damaged by clenching too tightly and can also be used medically to realign the position of your eyes!
It has also been used medically in some cases for issues like incontinence, or to cure hyperactive nerve endings, so can solve problems like excessive sweating and the symptoms of some allergies, and is usually used safely in higher doses medically than it is for cosmetic treatments.
The cosmetic uses of botulinum toxin
Society has now got an obsession with beautiful skin, after all, it is the housing that we all live in, and so many people judge on appearances. Because of its ability to relax muscles it quickly began to be used for cosmetic purposes, and when injected into the muscles in the face, causes those muscles to relax, relieving the wrinkles that can form on the face, which can leave skin smoother and more youthful-looking when administered by a dental professional qualified in the use of Botox.
At our dental practice, the Dental Care Group in Brentwood, Botox (botulinum toxin) is used to create a more youthful look, with the effects often lasting for several months at a time and smoothing wrinkles, making the skin appear more taut.
If you’re curious and want to know more about the treatment, please come and talk to our great team at the Dental Care Group about Botox in Brentwood.