Botox is an injectable medication that contains tiny amounts of purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. It is used as a muscle relaxant that works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity.
One of the most common uses of Botox is the treatment of dynamic lines or wrinkles on the face, which are caused by the movement of muscles due to facial expression. When you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. The muscles between your brows contract when you frown or concentrate, causing your skin to fold. Botox injections relax those muscles and minimize the appearance of the dynamic lines on the skin.
In addition to these traditional uses, Botox can now be used in dental treatments of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), tooth grinding (Bruxism), and many other conditions caused by undesired muscle action.
Botox treatment is a very safe procedure when administered by a medical professional who is trained in performing Botox injections. Dentists have superior knowledge of facial anatomy, they are trained to provide accurate and comfortable injections, and they have years of experience dealing with the functional and aesthetic aspects of facial muscles. At Tourmedical, our dentists are highly qualified and trained to deliver Botox injections to our patients.
How Long Is The Procedure And How Long Will It Last?
After initial consultation, injections are directly administered into neuromuscular tissue of the desired part on the face. It takes 24-72 hours for botulinum toxin to take effect.