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Botox? What is it? What is it used for?

What is Botox ® ?

Botox ® is actually the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTx-A). BTx-A is a purified natural protein that is administered through the skin to work on the underlying muscles of the face. Over years of repetitive and sometimes hyperactive contraction, these facial muscles cause wrinkles in the overlying skin. BTx-A relaxes the muscle contractions and allows the skin to become smooth again – regaining a more youthful appearance. However results are temporary and last 3-6months.

What is dento-facial aesthetics?

As we age, there is a decrease in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that give support and volume to our skin. Wrinkles, lines, grooves, depressions and a sunken appearance are the result. With facial aesthetic treatments your dentist can help smooth out the wrinkles and fill in the folds. Your beautiful, improved smile will be framed by a more youthful looking, but still age-appropriate, you. This is a true “smile makeover”.

Why your dentist is ideal for the job…

As health practitioners, your dentist will tailor minimal treatment for each individual to restore natural beauty without looking obvious; just enough for friends and family to comment how refreshed and rejuvenated you look, without ever knowing just what has changed. As a result of thier university training, dentists graduate with a thorough understand of facial structures and anatomy to achieve the best results, but also avoiding potential complications. Dentists have the expertise to deliver profound anaesthesia so that you experience the treatment in total comfort. Dentist can now treat previosly complicated dental problems quickly and easily like gummy smiles, chronic jaw joint pain, facial pain and tooth grinding.

Call us today to book a consult appointment with Dr Li Ann to find out if Botox ® is for you or not.