BOTOX TREATMENT IN OKLAHOMA CITY
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Botox, Fillers & Laser Services in Oklahoma City, OK
Most people have heard of Botox, either from a conversation with friends and colleagues or in advertisements. Maybe you’ve been curious about trying it yourself, but what exactly is Botox and what can it do for you? We’d like to give you a general overview and also address a few misconceptions.
Why OKC Botox Treatment used for Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedure
OKC Botox is the single most commonly used non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Every year more than 6 million treatments are administered. It’s been used successfully for many years to reduce fine lines and wrinkles caused by excessive muscle movement.
Small quantities of Botox are injected directly into facial muscles, interrupting the nerve signals to those muscles, causing them to relax. This results in a smoother appearance of the skin. The reason for its effectiveness is the fact at the face is the only part of the body where muscles both start and end within the skin itself. This is what enables our faces to be so expressive. Over time, however, this can result in such things as crow’s feet around the eyes and horizontal lines on the forehead. Consequently, these are the areas where OKC Botox is most effective.
The usual Oklahoma City Botox treatment will include multiple injections at the site you wish to be treated. Pain is very minimal given the small size of the needles that are used. Some swelling in the areas of injection can be expected, but this is only temporary and will usually disappear the first day. It can also take up to a week for the full effects of the treatment to be realized. Typically, the results will last four to five months.
Best Botox Treatment Clinic In Oklahoma City, OK
So, you may ask yourself, “Why would I have this done at the dentist office?” Remember, your dentist is also a doctor. He or she has advanced training in the oral and maxillofacial (chin to forehead) areas of the body, more so than just about any other medical professional. Plus, if you’re an established patient then this person is already someone you know and trust. OKC Dentist are also much more familiar with how to take care of complications in the facial area than other healthcare providers, should any problems arise.
Now for the misconceptions about Best Botox in Oklahoma City. The term Botox is a trade name for a chemical derived from Clostridium botulinum, but Botox itself will NOT cause botulism. While injected into a muscle, it does not directly affect it. Instead, it blocks the transmitters that activate that muscle. This, unfortunately, has led to the misunderstanding that the paralysis from the injection has damaged that muscle. In fact, it has simply prevented it from receiving any input from the nervous system. The muscle therefore relaxes and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
How Does Botox Remove Wrinkles
Now that you have a better idea of what Botox is and what it can do for your appearance, we encourage you to do some research for yourself, talk to friends or family who has had the procedure. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us, we want you to make the most informed decision possible.