If you’re considering BOTOX®, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the nature of the injection, its side effects, as well as what to expect, especially if it’s your first time. You should also educate yourself on which provider is right for you. Although many may not realize this, getting a BOTOX® injection from your dentist is a very safe, practical, and natural choice.
What are the benefits of BOTOX®?
Let’s talk about the benefits of BOTOX®. What are some of the noticeable results we see in our patients after administering even just a single injection?
- Less dramatic lines near the forehead, eyes, and mouth
- Elimination or reduction of crow’s feet and wrinkles
- Smoother, more vibrant skin tone
- More self-confidence in appearance
BOTOX® goes beyond beauty.
We’ve discussed this in a previous post, but it’s worth mentioning here. In addition to its more obvious cosmetic benefits, BOTOX® can be a remarkable solution for chronic migraines and other medical conditions.
BOTOX® stops the nerve signals that trigger muscle movement. While cosmetically this reduces wrinkles (by smoothing the underlying muscles), it can also be used to eliminate contractions that create migraines. This makes it a reliable treatment for persistent headaches. Learn more about what BOTOX® can do for your quality of life here.
Why should you receive BOTOX® from your dentist?
When it first appeared on the scene, BOTOX® was only administered through a handful of specialty practices, like dermatologists and plastic surgeons. However, many people don’t realize that dentists have the education, training, and skill that makes them the ideal resource for this type of injection.
A dentist’s speciality in facial anatomy is vital to their understanding of the teeth and jaw. This foundation translates well into the various medical components involved in BOTOX® training.
Our dentists were trained by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE). AAFE is “a multidisciplinary professional healthcare organization whose mission is teaching the best non-surgical and non-invasive facial injectable techniques to healthcare professionals worldwide.” This gives them the unique qualification required to provide facial injections, including BOTOX®.
In addition to training, dentists also give more injections as part of their day-to-day job functions than any other doctor, which means they possess the motor skills required for a very precise BOTOX® injection. When you combine this practiced skill with their deep understanding of facial bones and muscles, it’s easy to see how a dentist is uniquely qualified to identify and treat the specific facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
If you have any questions about BOTOX® or you’d like a consultation, please contact Dental Arts or give us a call at (504) 394-5330. Our staff of experts is standing by to offer BOTOX® injections, make oral health recommendations, and discuss a plan for your future.
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