With Christmas just around the corner, many of you may be thinking about how you’re going to look your best at the work Christmas party and for family photographs. While a new outfit or some potent face cream might work for some, others will be looking for a more lasting solution.
From teeth whitening to anti-wrinkle treatments, we offer a range of options to help you look and feel like the very best version of yourself. Botox is one of the leading non-surgical solutions to many common concerns, including wrinkles, uneven texture and sagging. And you might be surprised to learn that dentists are uniquely qualified to administer these types of non-surgical treatments.
What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for Botulinum toxin. This is a type of neurotoxin which is used to treat muscular conditions and for cosmetic treatments. While large volumes of this toxin are dangerous, when used in very small concentrations, it can help to erase wrinkles. It works by temporarily paralysing the underlying muscles in your face. When these muscles relax, your skin appears smoother.
Is Botox safe?
When administered by a medical professional in a clean and sterile setting, Botox is very safe. This is why we would advise you to seek the assistance of a dentist for your Botox treatments. Dentists understand the bone and muscle structure of the face far better than someone who has only trained in facial aesthetics. This allows them to offer precision treatments which will be far more effective.
What can Botox treat?
You can use Botox treatments for the following common skin concerns:
Wrinkles on the forehead
Botox can make you feel more youthful and restore some of the smoothness which seems to go away with age. Before deciding if Botox is right for you, we recommend having a free consultation with Dr Al-Okati. This will allow you to talk through your concerns and decide if Botox is the right choice for you.
How long does Botox take?
The actual procedure is very quick. You should start to see the results in around 72 hours after your treatment.
How long does Botox last?
Everyone is different, but most people will start to see the results wear off between three and six months after their treatment. We can recommend a regular treatment schedule if you would like to maintain the same results.
5 reasons you should trust your dentist with your Botox
As mentioned above, dentists have spent years studying the structure of the face. This advanced understanding means that they can achieve the best results for your concerns.
A dental examination room is a clean and safe place to carry out treatments. We are experienced handling sterile instruments including needles, so you can be sure you’re getting your treatment in the best possible place.
If complications arise, you’ll be in safe hands. Complications from Botox are incredibly rare, but if anything unexpected happens, you can be confident that you’re in good hands.
It’s great to be able to get Botox treatments from someone you know and trust. Getting Botox treatment from your dentist makes the process a lot less daunting, and you know that the person doing your treatment has the right qualifications.
Another benefit of getting Botox at the dentist is that it is very discreet. If you don’t want your other half to know you’ve had a cosmetic treatment, a payment to your dentist on your card statement won’t give it away. And if you’re worried about being seen by other people, then getting your Botox at Billericay Dental will simply look like any other dental checkup.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Botox, get in touch with our friendly team today to arrange your free consultation.