At Clayton Market Dental we provide BOTOX® treatment at our Surrey location, in conjunction with your comprehensive dental treatment plan. Common areas for treatment include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and “crow’s feet” around the eyes.
Reasons for Considering TreatmenT
BOTOX® can be used to treat a number of facial areas as a part of a comprehensive dental treatment plan. The following areas can be treated:
The procedure is about 10 minutes long and works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of botulinum toxin is injected into the area of the wrinkle. The injection works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing and smoothing the surface of the skin. The effects of a treatment last approximately three to six months, after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
Depending on the location and severity of the wrinkles, your doctor will decide the appropriate number of injections, but most treatments require 3 to 5 in order to affect all the muscles involved. After the injections, you can return to your normal day as there is minimal downtime required. You will begin to notice the smoothing results within 24 to 48 hours of the treatment.
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the BOTOX® procedure, however, following post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after injections.
Are you ready to learn more about our BOTOX® treatments in Surrey? Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Kooner today.