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Botox

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botox_1What Is Botox?

Botox or Botulinum toxin is the toxic compound produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botox is a procedure whereby an injectable substance that is a medical grade form of the botulinum toxin is used in treating signs of aging.

Botox procedure is known as one of the best ways to effectively remove or reduce wrinkles. Botox injections have been recognised and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for most common cosmetic procedures performed today.

The vast majority of botox treatments are usually performed in these 3 areas of the face: crow’s feet line around the eyes, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal forehead furrows.

Botox can produce a phenomenal improvement in an individual’s appearance and enhance facial rejuvenation because it has been proven to be the best non-surgical procedure.

Reasons for Using Botox Treatment

  • The presence of large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
  • Vertical ‘’frown line’’ usually seen between the eyebrows.
  • Excessive wrinkles in the face.
  • Some wrinkles or ‘crow’s feet” around the eyes.

General Procedure of a Botox Treatment

The primary function of the Botox procedure is to alter the muscles beneath the skin around the face that are associated with wrinkles. A local anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin before the commencement of the procedure. When the procedure is completed, ice will be applied immediately.

Botox procedure involves injecting a small amount Botox into the area of the face that has wrinkles. Botox helps to relax the facial muscles as they block the impulses from the nerve. The skin of the face begins to smoothen out as the facial muscles relax. Patient may likely repeat treatment after three to six months because that is when the effect of the treatment reduces.

Recovery Process After a Botox Procedure

The procedure does not take a lot of time. In a few minutes, they are done, and the patient can go about their normal duties. The length and intensity of the recovery period may be reduced if patients follow the guidelines after the procedure. These guidelines include avoiding applying cosmetics, engaging in heavy physical exercise and lying flat on the abdomen within 4 hours after the procedure. Avoid massaging or rubbing the area of the face within 24 hours after the procedure.

Other Uses of Botox

Some other important uses of Botox are to relieve migraine, incontinence, and excessive underarm sweating. It has even been used to treat patients who are cross eyed. Botox is not limited to treating these ailments as its ability to paralyze muscles can definitely provide treatment to various medical conditions.

Burnaby Square Dental

At Burnaby Square Dental, we know every person’s dental needs are unique. That’s why we offer a comprehensive selection of treatment options in a comfortable, convenient atmosphere.

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Burnaby Square Dental Website Update

Dear Valued Patients,

We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our Commitment to Your Safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our patients and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our office follows up-to-date infection control recommendations made by the Canadian Dental Association, British Columbia Dental Association, College of Dental Surgeos of BC and the World Health Organization.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. Including:

-Pre- screening of all patients prior to their appointment and again at the entrance of the office
-Temperature check for patients upon entry of the office
-We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. Please follow the instructions given by the receptionist before seeing our CDA.

Appointments will be managed to allow social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all clinical and administrative staff, including surgical and N95 masks, face shield and gowns.

Daily temperature check for all staff.

Extra time scheduled between patient's appointments to allow thourough cleaning and disinfection of treatment rooms and equipment.

Due to social distancing measurments, we are not able to have our full reception team available, as a result, this may cause longer wait times on phones and we might not be able to confirm the validity of your insurance on your behalf. We recommend all patients confirm there have been no changes to their insurance plans over these uncertain times.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, staff and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office or use appointment request page here

https://burnabysquaredental.com/appointments/

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Burnaby Square Dental Team