Botox – Can your dentist inject to you face?
You let the dentist poke, prod, anesthetize and drill in your mouth. You let your gynecologist and other doctors to examine and measure every inch of your body. So would you let your dentist or OB inject Botox, too?
Many dentists are promoting Botox and filler treatments in addition to their traditional dentistry. Smile makeovers they say includes teeth whitening, porcelain veneers AND Botox. So now Botox become dental option for patients looking to improve their smile. Hold…..
“To eject Botox a doc must know the anatomy of the face, and most importantly the muscles of facial expression. Busy dentist know all about the mouth and teeth, do they know anything about facial expression? Can a dentist who took a course for a few days go injecting patients? How come he is not busy with dentistry? Is trying to increase revenue?
Patients’ needs to be careful who they allow to do ANY procedure for them. We do know dentist who are well trained in injecting Botox. Still, there are problems. ABC7 recently profiled a woman who was left with a temporarily deformed-looking eye after receiving Botox from her dentist friend. Other patient suffered from temporary blindness, swelling of the eyelids and trouble swallowing or breathing.
Dr. Brian Zachariah, chief medical coordinator at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, told ABC7 “”We don’t actually track complaints about Botox, but I think to say its anarchy is a little bit excessive,”
Dentists use Botox effectively to treat dental temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Botox use to prevent chronic migraines in adult patients with. Gynecologists have also successfully used Botox on women with Vaginismus. Botox relaxes the abnormally tightened muscles, which causes painful intercourse or prevents tampon use.
The bottom line is: It takes a highly trained and skilled plastic surgeon to inject Botox using precise dose and at the proper depth. I was a witness to work ejection done on my wife: Frist time by a Doc – Not a Plastic surgeons, she come out with 3 bruises that stayed with her for 3 days, the second time she went to a high skilled Plastic surgeon. She come out with without any bruise. Your face is what you see in the mirror, what other see when they say hi to you. Don’t risk it for $100 off.!