Botox Gahanna Ohio
Botox Gahanna Ohio provider StoneRidge Dental Care knows facial structure. As a dentist, we have been trained and have extensive experience with the facial structure making us a wise choice to perform botox treatments in Gahanna Ohio. Botox is a popular esthetic treatment and was introduced over 21 years ago, known as botulinum toxin, an injection used for the unsightly frown lines between the eyes and smoothing of facial wrinkles.
Botox treatments are the most commonly preformed minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in North America. There were nearly 2.5 million cosmetic procedures done with Botox in 2008 according to The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Women accounted for 92% of the total cosmetic procedures done. Botox cosmetic procedures accounted for 24% of all cosmetic procedures done in 2008. The safety records of Botox treatment is nearly unparalleled by just about any other delivered medication on the market.
Botox Gahanna Ohio provider StoneRidge Dental Care can provide Botox in a safe, comfortable environment. Call us today to setup an appointment.
Botox Gahanna Ohio – How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of a purified protein. Botulinum toxin A is the most commonly used form with a few thousand articles supporting its use in scientific and medical literature. The mechanism of action for botulinum toxin A is really quite simple. It is injected into the facial muscles and, within a few hours, it attaches itself to the nerve endings of the motor muscles, thereby affecting the nerve transmission to these muscles. It takes anywhere from two to ten days to block the nerve transmitters which innervate the muscles where it was injected. There is no loss of sensory feeling at all during the time that botulinum toxin A is effective. Once these motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscles cannot contract. When the muscle does not contract, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin will then cease. The only reason there are wrinkles in the skin in the first place is because the muscle is moving underneath it, thereby these are called dynamic wrinkles. Approximately three to ten days after treatment, the skin above these motor muscles becomes nice and smooth. The effects of Botox lasts approximately three to four months depending on various factors including the amount of botulinum toxin A injected, metabolic activity of the patient and lifestyle choices, which may cause the Botox treatment not to last as long. When the patient sees the wrinkles reappear, the patient needs retreatment.
This is one of the reasons that Botox has such an incredible safety record. Botulinum toxin A treatment by its nature is a temporary treatment and when the treatment effects are gone, they are gone completely. This is a little different than the usual mindset of dentists. Dentists don’t usually think of our treatments as temporary. The most common dental treatment that is like Botox therapy is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a temporary procedure that needs to be refreshed from time to time.
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