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Botox at the Dentist? Here’s How and Why!

If you are in Minneapolis and have considered Botox, you may have done some research on professionals in your area who you can trust to safely provide the treatment. After all, we are talking about your face, and you aren't about to trust your appearance to just anyone!

But you may need to look no further than your dental office! Many dentists today provide Botox injections, but you may wonder how a doctor who deals with teeth is qualified to do this procedure. The fact is that dental training involves a lot more than just learning about teeth. Dentists undergo extensive training in all oral and maxillofacial areas. Essentially, dentists know just about everything there is to know about your face from the chin to the forehead.

Treatment with Botox is really quite simple. The dentist injects Botox in strategic areas to relax facial muscles around the eyes or between the eyebrows. The only reason the skin wrinkles in these areas is because of constant contraction. Since the muscles in these areas can no longer contract after Botox treatment, the motion that causes wrinkles in the skin is temporarily blocked. The effects of Botox last about three to four months, depending on various factors.

It is important to remember that Botox injections are a medical procedure and should be administered by a medical professional in a safe atmosphere like a dental office. Your dentist has spent years perfecting the art of giving injections and is equipped to deal with any complications that may arise.

If you are considering Botox treatment in Minnesota, please call Mill District Dental. We will be more than happy to talk to you about your options for treatment and how we can help you achieve a more relaxed and youthful appearance. 

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