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Is botox safe?

Because Botox is derived from the bacterial toxin botulin, there is often question about whether or not it is safe. To understand how Botox works, you must first understand what it is.

Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium that Botox comes from and it can be found in places such as soil, lakes, forests, and in the intestines of certain mammals and fish. While botulinum toxin is an extremely poisonous substance, used in very small concentrations it is actually safe for humans and can be very beneficial in managing many conditions such as:

  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Bruxism or clenching and grinding

Botox is injected strategically into certain muscles which causes them to relax. The effects from Botox typically last around 4 months and recovery time is minimal, as most patients can resume normal activities right after treatment.

Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy are experts at applying pain-free injections and both are certified in the use of Botox. The extensive training in the anatomy of the head and neck that they completed for dentistry makes them the ideal choice for delivering Botox injections.

If you would like to learn more about botox in Calgary, AB, or set up your own treatment plan, contact Calgary Dental House today to schedule a consultation.