Over the years we've been improving smiles, we've focused on the teeth. It's amazing how much a whitening procedure or a set of cosmetic porcelain veneers can improve one's smile. Now, it's time we take improving smiles one giant step further - with Botox Cosmetic.
What is Botox? Botulinum toxin A (Botox) is a protein extract from a bacterium that has has been used in clinical trials since around the 1950’s. In 1989, the drug was FDA approved for use in several different medical therapies. By 2002, it was FDA approved for cosmetic use. Botox works by relaxing the treated muscles, so that they do not pull on the skin with as much force, which over time creases and folds the skin, forming wrinkles. Botox lasts approximately 3-6 months, after which time patients gradually return to their original state of wrinkling. Long term, regular use of the product obtains the best results. It is a tested, safe product with a good track record.
Botox can also be used to treat TMJ, or jaw joint pain. It is an FDA approved initial therapy for treating migraines. There are lots of useful applications.
Dr. Okamura is fully licensed and trained to administer Botox, and she is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. If you have been wondering just what Botox can do for you, come in and consult with us.
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