Why Botulinum Toxin Injections Remain Among the Most Loved Aesthetic Treatments

The success of botulinum toxin-derived cosmetic injections is well-documented. Since its approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002, millions of Americans have had their wrinkles treated with, first, Botox®, and then later with other botulinum toxin products, including Xeomin®. In the spring of 2019, Jeuveau™ joined the ranks of active wrinkle injectable treatments. The health specialists at Dental Health Connection are proud to offer their clients the choice of these three leading-edge aesthetic products. 

The main reason why botulinum toxin injections are so loved as aesthetic treatments is the results. There’s simply nothing else on the market that can give your skin the smooth and relaxed appearance that these formulations can. Yet, despite their popularity, many people still don’t know the principle behind the treatments or how they achieve such dramatic results.

Dr. Randall W. Smith and his team at Dental Health Connection are facial aesthetics specialists. So while they offer a full range of dental services, the practice also offers botulinum toxin injections for lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, Dr. Smith can use botulinum toxin injections to treat temporal mandibular disease including self-destructive habits such as clenching and grinding, in addition to relieving the cause of many migraine headaches.

Why wrinkles and lines form

There are basically two types of wrinkles. One type forms due to changes in the elasticity of your skin and the loss of collagen. The other type, called active wrinkles, forms due to the lingering effects of facial expressions. It’s the latter group of lines and wrinkles that Botox treats.

On your forehead and around your eyes, certain wrinkles originate in the muscle layers. Over time, the muscles that form facial expressions no longer fully relax on their own. As a consequence, they remain in a partially contracted state. Overlying skin, therefore, follows the contours of these muscles, forming lines and wrinkles.

The way botulinum toxin works

If the expression muscles in your forehead and around your eyes could fully relax, the wrinkles they cause would not form. That’s where botulinum toxin comes in. Originally developed to stop muscle spasms, the active ingredient in Botox can gently relax expression muscles that are in semipermanent contraction.

Derived from a highly purified and highly diluted form of the botulinum toxin, Botox can relax the muscles it’s injected into and therefore smooth out the skin covering the muscles. Xeomin and Jeuveau are not simply generic versions of Botox. Each is derived and formulated in a unique way. Dental Health Connection offers all three botulinum toxin products, so you can be assured that you get the right product for you. 

Botulinum toxin injections at the dentist?

Knowledge of the anatomy of the face is the key to successfully administering botulinum toxin injections, so the dentist’s office is the ideal place to get the best results for lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin formulas can also treat some dental issues, most notably temporomandibular joint disorder, which may be caused by the muscles that control jaw movement. 

Whether you need botulinum toxin treatments for aesthetic or dental reasons, Dental Health Connection is here for you. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dental Health Connection today. You can take advantage of current rebate offers, too, with Xeomin offering a $50 rebate and Jeuveau offering a $75 rebate. 

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