What Is Botox

What is Botox?

Botox® is a trade name for botulinum toxin, a purified protein injected into the facial muscles. The mechanism of action for Botox is really quite simple. Botox is injected into the facial muscles and it blocks the messengers between the motor nerves that tell the muscles to squeeze. The muscle stops squeezing when the messengers from the nerve do not arrive. Muscles squeezing causes facial wrinkles, and when muscles do not squeeze, wrinkles in the skin will stop forming. Once Botox injected, the skin starts to smooth out in approximately three to ten days.

How Often Should I Get Botox?

How often should you get Botox? The effects of Botox last for approximately three to four months. And slowly you’ll start to see your original facial lines and wrinkles reappear. We recommend retreatment every 4 to 5 months in average. If you are getting your dental checkups and cleanings 2-4 times a year already at Blooming Family Dental, we can make it convenient for you to get both things done in one visit!

Where Can I Use Botox For?

At Blooming Family Dental, we use Botox for smoothing of facial wrinkles are the forehead, between the eyes, and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and 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 caused by heavy teeth grinding and clenching habits. We also use Botox to protect dental work and teeth from forces of strong jaw muscles.

Why Should I Get Botox At Blooming Family Dental?

Are you considering improving your smile with Botox? At Blooming Family Dental, Dr. Kim provides the expertise of a highly trained dentist with a detailed knowledge of the head and neck anatomy. Dr. Kim has trained extensively with American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Kim has also trained in South Korea to integrate the different methods of Botox treatment for optimal results. You can now enjoy the convenience of getting your checkups done with your Botox treatment at Blooming Family Dental!

Call us today at 973-363-0233 or email us at rejuvenation@bloomingfamilydental.com to book a free Botox consultation today!

Meet Your Dentistsin West Caldwell, New Jersey

Dr. Theodore Chang, DDS

Dr. Chang is passionate about helping his patients by providing the highest quality care. He enjoys improving smiles through the use of implants, veneers, crowns, bonding, Invisalign and more. He regularly takes part in continuing education courses in order to ensure his patients receive the most advanced dental care available.

Dr. Yoojin Kim, DDS

Dr. Kim is passionate about helping her patients by providing the highest quality of care. She enjoys improving smiles through the use of implants, veneers, crowns, bonding, Invisalign, Facial Injections and Fillers.
American Dental Association
Member of Academy of general dentistry
Member of New Jersey Dental Association
Member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Member of American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Member of Spear Study Club

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