In the advancements that we encounter nowadays on cosmetic enhancements, both surgical and nonsurgical, it is no surprise that the simplest and minute flaws in our body have a solution on its own. Take, for example, the fine lines we see when we smile. Did you know that there are people who are so conscious and concerned about these that they turn to cosmetic treatments, like injecting Botox around mouth, to remove them? Let us find out more about this beautiful culture and what other effects of Botox for cosmetic dentistry and medicine can do.
Botox in cosmetic surgery
Botox injections are introduced to medicine as a treatment for muscle conditions. These are also used to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, eye muscle problems, along with excretory problems with your bladder and bowel. It is also by this time that doctors discover that Botox can also be used to soften and lessen the appearance of wrinkles and other fine lines that make us look older.
How does Botox work?
There is a misconception that Botox makes permanent changes to your face and expression. This is a lie because as people who have had Botox injections can attest to, the effects of the injection is temporary, and the reason why some patients lose the expression on their face is probably due to their cosmetic practitioner’s excessive use and misuse of the product.
Botox works by relaxing the muscles that it targets, allowing the muscles to lessen contraction, thus creating a smoother and softer appearance. It does not let you lose your sensation, and it will not harden the muscle that will make you look expressionless or swollen. A small amount injected in a specific part of the face is all it takes to reduce wrinkles and fine lines for up to 4 months.
Botox in cosmetic dentistry
Most patients of cosmetic enhancements use Botox to look a few years younger. In cosmetic dentistry, what can Botox around mouth do? According to some studies, Botox injections can help address treatments for bruxism or teeth grinding, TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders), and other musculoskeletal problems concerning the mouth. Cosmetic dentists also are found to use Botox injections with gum contouring and to address radial and high lip lines. However, these uses need supporting studies and training for dentists in order to make sure that they are indeed safe and effective. Also, the noted use of Botox injection is not an individual use but a complementary procedure. For example, a patient may have Botox injected to the corners of her mouth and the dentist just added injection to the gums to address her gummy smile and complete the transformation.
Botox has been well-known to answer people’s aesthetic needs without using surgery or other invasive procedures. Let us make sure that correct and safe use of the product is prioritized every time we administer this product because too much or excessive use of this chemical may indeed cause further harm and complications on the body.