Did you know that, according to the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, Botox treatments are the most commonly performed minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in North America? Not only can Botox help cosmetically, there are actual medical conditions that can be helped with Botox treatments.
Dr. McSurdy has invested countless hours and considerable expense into the study of therapeutic Botox treatments. He strives to give his patients world-class facial aesthetic treatments using Botox and dermal fillers. Our best smile doesn’t end with our teeth, it extends to every corner of our face. Who doesn’t want to have the best and brightest smile possible?
How Dental Botox Works
How does dental Botox work, you may ask yourself? It may seem like a mystery, but it is actually very simple. Botox is injected into the target facial muscles and within a few hours, it attaches to the nerve endings of the motor muscles. Within 2-10 days it blocks the nerve transmitters that innervate the muscles so they can’t contract. It is important to note, there is no loss of feeling or sensation with this procedure. When the muscle can’t contract, the wrinkle essentially disappears.
This treatment can last anywhere from 3-4 months, depending on amount of Botox injected and the patient’s lifestyle choices. There is some medical evidence that Botox helps to retrain muscles to be more relaxed and restore natural function.
Benefits of Therapeutic Botox
When we think of Botox treatments, we often think of the vast media circus that began in the early 2000’s. Where women were flocking to Botox parties to get rid of wrinkles and plump their lips. Therapeutic Botox is so much more than that initial hype. Here are some benefits of Botox and dermal fillers:
- Can relieve chronic migraines and tension related headaches.
- Severe and chronic clenching or grinding of the teeth.
- Overly recessive upper lip, also called a “gummy smile”.
- Upside down smiles.
- Chronically puckered lips or pursed chins.
- Uncontrollable eyelid spasms and crossed eyes
- Cervical Dystonia where muscles in the neck contract involuntarily causing the neck to twist to one side or tilt to the front or back.
- Severe underarm sweating
- Upper limb spasticity
As you can see, Botox treats a number of medical and cosmetic conditions. While not necessarily a permanent fix, Botox can give relief and give the patient time to address underlying medical concerns. Dr. McSurdy and his staff are dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients. We strive to make a positive difference in their lives. Call today at 610-489-6032 to learn more about Botox and dermal fillers.