Southern Dental Care is proud to provide Westbank Botox treatments for our Marrero and the greater New Orleans area residents. We provide top-tier quality preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments with state-of-the-art techniques in a gentle and comfortable environment.
What is Botox?
The botulinum toxin, commonly referred to as Botox, is a neurotoxin that is produced by a bacteria named Clostridium botulinum. Botox is used to treat a wide array of medical conditions, even ones that are not muscular in origin.
The toxin is similarly sold under a few different names, however it is important to note that they are not interchangeable because the dosage will vary:
- Botox Cosmetic
Is Botox Dangerous?
When used incorrectly or by someone that is not a trained professional, yes Botox can be dangerous. Due to its nature as a neurotoxin botulinum toxin is dangerous but it is the dosage amount that makes it a powerful threat. On one hand, botulinum toxin can cause a serve life-threatening disease called botulism; however Botox can also have highly beneficial powers as well since it is used to treat various medical conditions as well as help in cosmetic procedures. This is why it is necessary to receive Botox injections only from a trained and licensed practitioner.
When a trained doctor provides Botox injections the procedure is relatively safe, but some side effects include:
- Flu-like symptoms that include headache
- Crooked smile
- Dryness of the eye or excessive tear production
- Misaligned eyebrows
- Droopy eyelids
- Swelling, bruising, or pain at the site of injection
Even though it is unlikely, there is a possibility that the effect of the botulinum toxin may spread to part of the body that weren’t injected and cause the symptoms and signs of botulism. If this occurs, you need to seek medical attention immediately.
What Does Botox Treat?
Many conditions, both medical and cosmetic, can be treated with Botox injections – although, the most common treatment Botox is used for is to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Facial lines, folds, and creases around the mouth, brow, and eyes can be less visible after a Botox treatment.
The following list are just some of the reasons people employ Botox treatments (as there are over twenty medical conditions that are approved for Botox treatment), but are general guidelines:
- Crow’s Feet
- Furrows or folds between the eyes or at the temples
- Facial spasms
- Shoulder and neck spasms
- Eye spasms
- Crossed eyes
- Overactive bladder syndrome
- Excessive sweating
- Chronic migraine
- How Does Botox Work?
After receiving an injection of Botox, muscles are temporarily paralyzed; thus, neurotransmitters are prevented from sending signals from the nerves to the muscles, making the muscles unable to contract thus the muscles stay relaxed. This paralysis is what prevents wrinkles from appearing.
Why Choose Southern Dental Care?
If you are considering receiving a Botox treatment, please consider Southern Dental Care for your Westbank botox treatments. If you have cosmetic insecurities or are dealing with unnecessary and problematic medical conditions that a Botox injection can resolve, you should check into a treatment plan with Southern Dental Care!