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Botox : Alternative To Surgical Procedures

Botox is increasingly becoming the treatment of choice for patients to regain their youthful appearance. Once solely the preserve of the rich and famous, botox is now a common everyday procedure .Botox is a bacterial toxin that is safe to use in the human body. It relaxes facial muscles and lessens the appearance of wrinkles when it is injected into the face.The injections are safe and simple and last for up to four months before the body breaks down the botox naturally. Patients usually return for top up treatments every four months

Botox works by blocking the signals between nerve endings. When injected in minute quantities it can temporarily reduce the impression of lines caused by muscle movements. It is a painless procedure and patients usually start to see results after two to three days. 90 per cent of women who took part in clinical trials said they had noticed a marked improvement in appearance after only one treatment.The facial rejuvenation it offers is the closest you can get to a non-surgical facelift. It is also becoming increasingly popularĀ  and is being offered by cosmetic dentists as part of an overall smile makeover. It is able to make a significant difference in facial tissue and lip tissue leaving the patient with healthy looking plump and firm flesh that frames a beautiful smile. Consult your dentist about botox treatments and you could take years off your appearance without having to go anywhere near he surgeons knife.

The most promising and exciting new addition to the dental arsenal against TMJ is having Botox injected into the painful muscles. One single session of injections is curative for 2/3 of the patients.Now you may get relief from TMJ clenching, grinding, and headache pain within a week with therapeutic Botox injections.

The most common benefit of Botox is the reduction in the number of clenching events and their intensity. This will reduce the destruction of your teeth, gums and jaw joint, and reduce the discomfort and pain in your face and chewing muscles. A beneficial side-effect is the smoothing of lines between the brows and in the forehead. Since the muscles are unable to contract, Botox may actually prevent new wrinkles from forming. Other benefits are that only the injected areas are affected and results are often seen within 24 – 48 hours. Another possible benefit is that the botulinum toxin does not stay in the body indefinitely, so if there is an adverse effect it is only temporary. There is also the likely possibility that with frequent treatments, the injected muscles will atrophy allowing the patient to go longer and longer between treatments.

Who is an ideal candidate?
Botox may or may not be the best treatment for the results you desire. An ideal candidate meets the following conditions:

* Between the ages of 18-65
* Has a dento-facial problem caused by parafunctional muscle activity
* Does not object to the disappearance of his/her wrinkles
* Is looking for a non-surgical solution
* Is looking for a temporary solution
* Is knowledgeable about the procedure
* Is realistic in expectations
* Is in good physical and psychological health
* Is not pregnant or nursing


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