Dr. Gordon Chee offers BOTOX® Cosmetic, one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available today. Often well known for its facial rejuvenation benefits, BOTOX® is effectively used to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and bruxism (teeth grinding).
To learn more about our cosmetic dental treatments, please call Aesthetic Dental Studio today at 403-543-4600 to set up a complimentary consultation. Dr. Chee welcomes patients from Calgary, Cochrane, and other communities in Alberta.
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® is a minimally invasive treatment administered through gentle, targeted injections. BOTOX®, also called botulinum toxin type A, is formulated from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks muscle nerve activity and is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles.
By preventing muscle contractions, botulinum rejuvenates the appearance of your face by smoothing the skin above the muscles and arresting the action that causes wrinkles to form.
Aesthetic Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
A beautiful smile requires more than just straight, shiny teeth. In order to get the most from your smile, it’s important for your dentist to think beyond the mouth and consider how other parts of the face contribute to your ideal appearance.
Dr. Chee uses botulinum injections for this exact purpose. Targeting marks of age like these can complement your smile:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet at the outside edges of the eye
- Wrinkles between the eyebrows
In addition to removing lines from the space above the nose, botulinum toxin is also an effective solution for temporarily lifting the brow.
Dental Health Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
Along with its cosmetic advantages, BOTOX® can also help treat symptoms of TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) keeps the lower jaw attached to the upper jaw and skull. If this joint becomes misaligned, it can cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw, as well as debilitating headaches.
If you regularly experience headaches or migraines, Dr. Chee can help relieve the pain with BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® diminishes tension in the jaw, neck, and other parts of the head where overactive muscles create the excess pressure that can lead to severe headaches in patients with TMJ disorder.
DYSPORT® – An alternative to BOTOX®
Dr. Chee now offers Dysport®, a BOTOX® alternative that is also made from botulinum toxin type A. Similar to BOTOX®, Dysport® is injected directly into the site of wrinkles. The botulinum toxin prevents the underlying muscles from contracting. Dysport® often takes effect within 1-2 days (vs. Botox 7-10 days) and is great for a quick, last minute refresher for an event that’s coming up fast. Dr. Chee will discuss your options and the differences in person during your consultation so you can decide which treatment is best for you.
To find out more about how BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® could benefit your health and appearance, please contact Aesthetic Dental Studio through our online form or by calling 403-543-4600 today to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Chee welcomes patients throughout Alberta.