BOTOX® Cosmetic May Be the One for You.
Discover the proven results that 11 million women and men have experienced with real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time. There are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and the doctors at MG Rejuvenation Center. Let us discover if BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the one for you.
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by one of MG Rejuvenation Center's healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of a purified protein. The mechanism of action for Botox® is really quite simple. Botox® is injected into the facial muscles but really doesn’t affect the muscle at all. Botulinum toxin affects and blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate the muscle. There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. Once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract. Botox® is a muscle relaxer. When that muscle does not contract, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin will stop. The skin then starts to smooth out, and in approximately three to ten days after treatment, the skin above those muscles becomes nice and smooth. The effects of Botox® last for approximately three to four months, at which time the patient needs retreatment.
The areas that Botox® is commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles that are on the following:
forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region)
around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
around the lips
Botox® has important clinical uses as an adjunct in TMJ and bruxism cases, and for patients with chronic TMJ and facial pain. Botox is also used to complement esthetic dentistry cases, as a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip line cases, denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures, lip augmentation, and has uses in orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is necessary.
Schedule your Botox appointment today > mgdentistry.com/contact-us
MG Dentistry & Rejuvenation Center
111 N. Wabash Avenue
Suite 1820 & 1822
Chicago IL 60602