Botox® Cosmetic by Dentist West Kelowna, Dr. Shauna Palmer

botox kelownaMany people are turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. BOTOX Cosmetic is one of them.  A fresh and well-rested appearance can make you look years younger. Deep wrinkles and lines caused by age or pain can add years and make you look cross, unapproachable and just plain tired.

What Is BOTOX Cosmetic? Dentist West Kelowna explains

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by Dr. Palmer as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

Why does skin age?

Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many different factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – the vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.

BOTOX Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes the persistent lines to form between the brows.

Potential side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic can include:

  • headache
  • migraine
  • slight or partial facial paralysis
  • drooping eyelids
  • bronchitis
  • muscle stiffness
  • loss of strength and muscle weakness over the entire body
  • pain in one or more muscles
  • muscle spasms
  • injection-site pain
  • high blood pressure

These are just some of the potential side effects. For more information on BOTOX Cosmetic, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. Or  call us.

Dentist West Kelowna offering  BOTOX Cosmetic

For many, the act of beautification is not just an enhancement but it’s something more essential: it’s self-preservation. Beauty is becoming more and more accessible to everyone. We all want to look our best – looking older than you need to affects many aspects of your life, both personally and professionally.

If you have any questions regarding BOTOX or other cosmetic dental treatments, please ask with our contact form or call our West Kelowna dental office directly.