Collegeville and Gilbertsville Botox Orthodontist
Did you know that Botox treatments are the most commonly performed, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed in North America? It’s true. Additionally, did you know that Botox is not just for wrinkle reduction, although, isn’t that enough? Botox and dermal fillers also provide relief for many medical and dental conditions.
Dr. McSurdy has spent considerable time and money to bring world-class Botox treatments to his Collegeville and Gilbertsville patients. He believes a great smile doesn’t end with our straight teeth, but that it extends to every corner of our faces. Who wouldn’t want to have the best smile possible?
How Do Botox and Dermal Fillers Work?
Have you ever wondered how Botox and Dermal fillers work to effectively remove wrinkles? 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. The treatment would then need to be repeated however, there is some medical evidence that Botox helps to retrain muscles to be more relaxed and restore natural function.
Conditions Treated Using Botox
You may remember the vast media circus surrounding Botox injections when they originally made their debut. Women flocked to Botox parties to rid themselves of wrinkles or plump their lips, often in unsanitary conditions. Botox injections have advanced since those days and are now used to treat many medical and dental conditions, as well. Here are a few of the conditions that can be helped with Botox:
- 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
Botox is recognized as a medically therapeutic procedure for these uncomfortable and chronic conditions. Dr. McSurdy has treated hundreds of patients using Botox and dermal fillers. He is constantly looking for ways to improve the lives of his patients and is continually educating himself on the latest procedures and technology.
Schedule Your Botox Consultation Today!
If you have been considering Botox treatments and want to learn more about the procedure or your specific condition, we will happily answer any questions you may have. Dr. McSurdy will take the time to explain every step of the Botox procedure and the prognosis for your specific case. We are dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients. We love our Collegeville and Gilbertsville communities. Schedule your Botox consultation today at 610-489-6032!