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Therapeutic & Cosmetic Botox at the Dentist: What You Need to Know

Published June 13, 2023 8:02 pm

Botox is a popular procedure with both therapeutic and cosmetic benefits! Did you know you can get Botox at the dentist? Here’s what you need to know:

What Is Therapeutic Botox Used For?

If you struggle with migraines or pain in your face, ears, and jaw, Botox could help! The chemicals, which are injected into your body, block the nerves telling your muscles to contract. When the muscles don’t receive these signals, they relax. This makes Botox a good treatment for painful muscle spasms in your neck, jaw, and around your eyes. Evidence also supports Botox injections as a treatment for those who get 15 or more headaches a month.

What Is Cosmetic Botox Used For?

Botox relaxes your facial muscles, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and makes skin smoother. It can be used on places like your forehead, around your eyes, on your jawline, and on your neck. A cosmetic Botox injection is very quick and can be done on a workday during a lunch break.

Is Botox Safe?

Botox is made from botulism, which you may recognize as the toxin responsible for food poisoning. Is it safe to inject this into your body? Licensed healthcare providers, like our dentists, use a purified, lab-grown botulinum toxin. The FDA sets strict standards, so our Botox injections are completely safe. You may experience mild side effects like light bruising, tenderness, or swelling at the injection site. Most side effects resolve in a day or two.

Botox at Altitude Family Dental in Gypsum, CO

Botox is a great treatment because it has therapeutic and cosmetic benefits. If you struggle with health issues like migraines or muscle spasms, or simply want smoother skin, Dr. Rudin and Dr. Adair can help! We’ll always assess your medical history to make sure Botox is a safe treatment for you and address any concerns you have. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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