The use of Botulinum Toxin A (BOTOX®) is becoming popular, and with good reason. It’s a quick and effective pick-me-up that softens frown lines and wrinkles. As dental professionals, we have an in-depth understanding of how faces are constructed. We are pretty adept at giving gentle injections. This puts us in a position of great experience when it comes to successfully finessing your face. It can take as little as fifteen minutes, and because it’s a non-surgical procedure, there is no recovery time. The results are immediate aside from a little bit of redness.
Botulinum Toxin is mainly known as a cosmetic procedure by the broader general population, but it can be used for a variety of minor medical conditions. Some of the conditions that can be treated using Botulinum Toxin are migraines, stiff muscles and teeth clenching and grinding. Injecting Botulinum Toxin into the clenching muscles relaxes them quickly and effectively. Unlike other option for clenching such as mouthguards, Botulinum Toxin aims at treating the underlying cause of the condition and will help stop contraction which will treat teeth grinding and clenching.
Wrinkles are folds and creases that appear on the skin. Wrinkles often come as a natural process that begins with ageing. However, there are other potential issues that lead to premature wrinkles.
Some of these causes include:
Not drinking enough water will lead to dehydration which will show in your skin. Much like a withered fruit, lack of hydration makes the skin lose its vitality.
Long-term sun damage
Constant exposure to the sun without sunscreen is one of the primary causes of premature wrinkles. UV-rays from the sun are responsible for hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity.
The time in which wrinkles has mostly to do with genetics. The pricey anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing creams are unfortunately not reliable and can not necessarily reverse saggy skin and frown lines.
Abusing drugs including alcohol is not good for your appearance. These substances cause bloating and swelling and speed up the ageing process.