Botox Scandia MN | Common Botox Myths (Part 3)
At Birch Lake Dental, we believe you should be informed when it comes to your dental health. It’s important to have the correct information in order to make informed decisions about your health. There is often a lot of misinformation circulating when it comes to Botox. Parts 1 & 2 addressed several common misconceptions about Botox, and here are a few more myths and misunderstandings when it comes to Botox: Botox Scandia MN
Botox Only Treats Wrinkles
Botox is great for treating wrinkles and fine lines, and there are several other benefits that go beyond obtaining a more youthful appearance. Some patients have a significant amount of their gums showing when they talk, smile, or laugh. While there isn’t anything innately wrong with that, sometimes people are self-conscious about it and desire a different aesthetic, and wish to minimize the amount of gums showing. Botox is an effective way to minimize the gums that naturally show. Some people are also self-conscious about downturned smiles. Botox is an effective treatment for turning a downturned smile into a smile with upward curvatures (literally turning a frown upside down).
Many patients decide Botox is a viable solution for various common dental problems. Sufferers of TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) find that Botox can be helpful in relieving many of the symptoms that people with TMJ experience. Headaches and jaw pain are common effects of TMJ and can be extremely painful. Bruxism is another common effect of TMJ. Botox can help ease these symptoms by relaxing the muscles and decreasing the pain caused by TMJ. Many people aren’t aware that Botox has benefits that go beyond cosmetic, so talk to your local dentist to see if Botox can benefit any of your dental problems.
Botox is Permanent
Botox is not a one-and-done type of procedure. Botox requires a series of injections that are done over time. The effects of Botox vary, but most patients typically see results for 3-4 months before needing their next injections. Another common misconception about Botox is that there are harmful effects if you stop Botox treatment, but in reality, patients can cease the use of Botox if so desired. You won’t get worsened wrinkles or fine lines, your muscles will just not be as relaxed after treatment stops. Your face will eventually develop the lines and wrinkles that are naturally occurring without Botox, but they will not become worsened. Botox is not permanent, it requires a series of injections over time for the effects to remain, but you will not be harmed if you stop your Botox treatment.
If you’re curious about Botox, contact us at Birch Lake Dental, your local Botox specialist. We are happy to offer Botox treatment near Scandia and surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.