“Botulinum Toxin” (BTx-A) may sound dangerous, but in fact BTx-A is a simple and effective method of smoothing wrinkles and lines that appear on our faces as we age.
BTx-A can provide dramatic results in multiple skin areas on the face and neck, creating a more youthful and smoother appearance that can last for up to half a year.
At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim we use BTX-A, a natural protein that is injected through the skin, for its calming effects on the underlying muscles of the face.
Did you know?
BTX-A is the most commonly performed medical cosmetic procedure. Since first being described in a Canadian Study in 1992* it has become a “cosmetic global phenomenon”.
As years go by, underneath our face our muscles go through a series of repetitive muscular contractions when we smile, frown, laugh, squint, etc. Eventually these facial muscles cause wrinkles to develop in the skin above them. BTx-A simply relaxes those busy muscles, making it more difficult for them to continually contract, which allows the overlying skin to flatten and return to a younger appearance. BTx-A gives you a ‘refreshed’ look, not that you look you sometimes see on people who have obviously had ‘work’ on their faces!
BTx-A treatments normally last between 3 and 6 months and the procedure is not only efficacious, but also quick and easy.
Comfort Dental Centre Buderim uses BTx-A to relax frown lines, laughter lines, “computer face”, and even crow’s feet.
BTx-A is also a great treatment for “Gummy” smile, a condition in which upper teeth are overshadowed by excessive gum tissue.
Treating “Gummy” smiles used to involve gum surgery and/or crowns. BTx-A simply ‘relaxes’ the top lip allowing it to cover the gums. It is an easy, non-surgical and it takes just one visit.
But BTx-A’s uses are more than just cosmetic. It can also be used as a restorative and preventive treatment. Relaxed facial muscles can decrease chronic jaw and facial pain and even reduce tooth grinding. In the past these issues have been extremely difficult to treat and sometimes required serious and invasive surgery.
BTx-A is a remarkably useful treatment and Comfort Dental is happy to offer it to our patients!