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Our ServicesBotox? Botox!

Botox at the dental office? But of course! No one is better suited to giving slow and gentle injections than Dr. Protzer.

Facial Rejuvenation with Botox

Botox is a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles for 3-4 months, creating a smoothed and improved appearance. When injected for bruxism/clenching, it relaxes the muscles to greatly decrease clenching.

Administration is done via a few tiny injections of purified protein into the muscle. The injection of Botox blocks nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions. Put another way, Botox blocks the “message” from the nerve to the muscle.

Botox (botulinum toxin type A, also called BTX-A) has been licensed in the US since April of 2002 and in Canada since April of 2001.

Botox at Applecross Dental

Dr. Protzer is a level 2 graduate from the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics (PTIFA). He also has decades of experience giving slow and gentle injections. Administering Botox is nothing new!

At this time we administer Botox in our office for the treatment of bruxism (involuntary or habitual grinding of teeth, typically during sleep) and upper face rejuvenation.

We realize that the public perception of Botox is divided. Botox is not for everyone. However, we strongly believe that Botox has many benefits when used responsibly and in the right circumstances.

Did you know…
Physicians are “automatically” licensed to perform Botox injections. However, 90% or more of physicians that perform Botox injections have no formal training for Botox placement.

Uses of Botox You Might Not Know About

Botox is used in the treatment of the following medical conditions:

  • cluster headaches and migraines (requires treatment by a specialist with a vast amount of experience)
  • hyperactive bladders
  • hyperdydrosis (excessive sweating)

In addition, there are other botulinum toxin types that are currently in research that alleviate pain only (such as for migraine headaches), and have no or little effect on muscles.

Did you know…
The largest user of Botox in British Columbia is the BC Children’s Hospital. Children with cerebral palsy are treated with Botox to relax muscles. After treatment, they are often able to walk for several months.

Is Botox right for you?

Do you suffer from clenching? Interested in facial rejuvenation? Wondering if you are a candidate for Botox? We’d be happy to help determine if Botox injections are right for your situation.

For more information, please contact us.

The information in this article is presented only as a general guide. A final diagnosis and solution can only be established by tests performed by your dentist.

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