Botox Treatments

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Botox Treatments in Delta, BC

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Botox is one of the most common types of medical treatment. Botox can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions and cosmetic issues. Let’s take a closer look at what Botox is and how Botox treatment is used.

What is Botox?

Botox is the brand name for a specific solution made with botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is injected into muscles underneath the skin.

What is a Botox Treatment?

Botox treatment refers to the injection of Botox into specific muscles in the skin to treat a certain condition.

Botox can be used for both cosmetic and medical purposes.

Cosmetically, Botox is used to manage the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When Botox is injected in specific facial muscles, it will remove the appearance of frown lines, fine lines and other wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. Botox is especially notable for being excellent at removing deep frown lines and wrinkles which are otherwise resistant to traditional anti-wrinkle treatments. It should be noted that Botox cannot treat wrinkles that are not caused by muscle contractions due to the nature of Botox treatment.

Botox can also be used to treat problems such as TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint disorder is an unfortunately common yet serious condition which can cause severe tooth pain, ear pain, jaw pain and even lockjaw.

Signs of TMJ include:

  • Teeth grinding
  • Migraines and headaches caused by teeth grinding
  • Tension, discomfort or pain in the jaw
  • Difficulty talking or chewing normally due to jaw pain
  • Shoulder pain and neck pain
  • Lockjaw

Many people find that Botox is the best relief for their TMJ, which has made it one of the most common medical conditions treated with Botox treatment. You can sometimes receive Botox treatment for TMJ at your dental practitioner if they have received the necessary licensing and accreditation. If you believe you may benefit from Botox treatment for your TMJ, consult with your dentist to explore your options.

How Long Does Botox Treatment Take?

The amount of time that Botox treatment takes will depend.

Botox treatment takes as little as 5 to 10 minutes when you are receiving Botox treatment for wrinkles and cosmetic purposes, although it may take a few days for the full effects of the Botox treatment to be seen on your face.

Botox treatment for issues such as TMJ may take longer, depending on the specific case. Typically, however, the Botox treatment for TMJ will take about 10 to 20 minutes total.

How Long Do Botox Treatments Last?

Botox treatments last for about 4 to 6 months depending on the number of injections and condition that is being treated. They do not last forever, and you will need to get follow up treatments if you want to continue experiencing the effects of the treatment. However, since Botox is surprisingly affordable, the need for follow-ups is not a particular issue for people who take the time to budget.

Ask Fountain Aesthetics any of your Botox questions and book a free consultation by contacting our team today.