Botox from your Boise dentist? You read that right! Straight, white teeth aren’t the only component of a perfect smile. Modern Dental proudly offers Botox treatment alongside other cosmetic and dental procedures for our patients.
What is Botox?
The use of Botox is on the rise, as more people recognize its safety and effectiveness in the treatment and prevention of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox has also been effectively employed to enhance therapies to treat TMJ, facial pain, and bruxism.
As a muscle tranquilizer, Botox acts to reduce the painful symptoms associated with TMJ. The treatment’s origins, in fact, can be found in the struggle of dentists to help TMJ patients for whom traditional treatments have done little to halt their agony. As a muscle tranquilizer, Botox acts to reduce the painful symptoms associated with TMJ and similar disorders.
The name “Botox” comes from the scientific name for botulinum, from which the branded protein is derived.
How Does Botox Work?
When injected into the muscles just beneath the skin, Botox attaches to the nerve endings that control facial muscles. By blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract (which is what makes wrinkles), Botox acts to reduce wrinkles. Skin is left smoother with fewer lines and remains so for about 3 to 4 months.
Because Botox only affects motor nerves, and not sensory nerves, patients do not lose any sensation in the treated area. Different factors, like the patient’s lifestyle or metabolism, causes the exact duration of the effect to vary from person to person.
Botox is extremely safe because any effects or side-effects are only experienced in the exact location of the treatment, and the effects are temporary. It wears off.
Botox Treatment in Boise
At this time, we are accepting Botox patients for appointments on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Please contact our team to schedule your treatment today, as available appointments fill quickly!