Botox that is used to reduce wrinkles is curiously enough a known toxin that in higher doses could cause problems. It is the same toxin that can lead to botulism in packaged foods so the Wicker Park Chicago Dentist will be very careful in the use of it even in the dosages that have proven over the years to be very safe. There are some things that may prevent some patients from being a good candidate for using this substance to reduce wrinkles.
Botox and Who May Use It
Botox has been proven to be a valuable therapeutic protein. It can reduce wrinkles, excessive sweating, eyelid spasms (its first use), and even a leaky bladder. There has been mention that the use of egg albumin in Botox would possibly harm someone with an egg allergy. Botox is made with human albumin now but if you have an egg allergy and want to be safe, a skin test can be performed to be sure there won’t be an allergic reaction.
Botox has been found to be easily handled by most patients. But some patients may develop an antibody that reduces its effectiveness. In this case, a Chicago dentist has another way to smooth wrinkles away by the use of Juviderm®. This is a facial filler that can reduce signs of aging in the face and may last for more than a year.
Since both procedures are injections and you are taking blood thinners, discuss this with the Bucktown Wicker Park dentist as there may be some bruising at the injection site. Also, discuss any other medications being taken and other concerns you may have before proceeding.
The Kimberly Smiles Cosmetic and General Dentistry has improved smiles for years. Sometimes, those smiles lead to some lines that now can be taken away by using one of these products. If reducing some wrinkles and improving your self-esteem appeals to you, please contact the office today.