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Botox – No Longer Just For Wrinkles

Botox is derived from a nerve relaxant called botulism, which gives it a number of effects on the body. Initial excitement about the substance occurred when the medical world discovered that injected into older skin, it would ease out wrinkles for a period of about six months. Since then, many more uses have been found for the substance, so many that it is on its way to becoming a beauty all-rounder.

You look in the mirror and see that your face looks tired, but without being able to pinpoint exactly what is wrong. The grooves at the corners of your eyes and mouth do not exactly enhance your features, but neither condition is serious enough to warrant drastic surgical treatment. No need to worry; this muscle relaxant can give your face a “mini-lift”.

Hire a trained practitioner to inject it into the offending areas and see the glow of youth return as those lines vanish. Try to organise treatments so that the effects coincide with the occasions when you want to look your best, like job interviews and special dates.

Teenage years are often cursed with acne, caused by over-active sebaceous glands. Acne is an unpleasant condition that can leave the skin scarred and pitted, possibly for life. Botox has an inhibiting effect upon the production of oil and sweat in the glands. A trained practitioner will know how to treat the skin with tiny amounts of the muscle relaxant to deprive spots and pimples of the culture that they thrive in.

The same treatment may help to maintain hairstyles, since excess sweat about the hairline can shorten the life of an eye-catching blow-dry. Many women avail of sweat-inhibiting underarm injections just in advance of a special occasion, like a wedding or party, so as not to ruin expensive formal wear.

If you wake up every morning with sore and aching jaws, there is a strong chance that you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep. Tooth grinding or bruxism is a condition that, if not addressed, can loosen teeth and eventually cause them to fall out. Experts agree that daily tensions or stress can cause bruxism, and that migraines are also a manifestation of stress. Injections administered along the jaw line by a trained practitioner will relax the muscles involved in bruxism, while the treatment along the forehead and temples may reduce migraines. This relaxing of the facial muscles will break the cycle of tension that contributes to the resulting pain.

Botox is useful in peripheral beauty treatments, such as lip enhancement. Today, beauty without full lips is unthinkable and injections about the upper lip will relax the muscular tissue, resulting in that sought-after, gravity defying plumpness. Remember to always seek expert advice.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implant surgery is considered safe and risk free. A dental implant is a device to support replacement teeth and allows your teeth to work the way they should. Typically they are made of titanium, a material the body accepts with no risks involved. Your bone will lock the implant into place. If you are considering implants, then there are several steps you will have to take with your dentist to make sure they are right for you.

The surgery is a rapid and pain free process. The surgery itself consists of placing the dental implant into your teeth bone through a surgical process. As you heal the implant will gradually fuse with your jawbone. The healing can take anywhere between weeks and months. In between this time you will have to go for regular check-ups to make sure everything is fusing well together. When the implant ‘bonds‘, a connector is placed on top of the dental implant and then a crown onto that. It is a simple process to have done and will change the way you look and feel.

Benefits and Risks

Dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth and they are strong and stable. An implant replaces a broken or missing tooth so it looks like a tooth, feels like one and functions like one. They are a long term solution and they are built to last. Dental implants mean you can carry on enjoying life, keep your teeth in your mouth and not in a cup as with dentures. They also help you retain the shape of your face and allow you to speak and eat as easily as before. Implants are a thousand times better than dentures because dentures can slip when you eat or talk and implants will keep your other healthy teeth in place.

Risks are minimal and some of them could be injury or damage to surrounding teeth, infection, nerve damage which can cause pain and possible sinus problems. You may also experience some tingling or numbness in your lips, chin or gums. All of these problems which happen in rare cases can be easily treated and cause minor problems to the patient.

Overall dental implants are a safe solution and are almost a risk free procedure.