Why use Botox when there is something Better . . and Safer . . . and NOT TOXIC.
As a Biological Dentist, my concern for you extends way beyond just your oral health or compromised teeth. The very nature of practicing biologically focuses my attention on you. All of you!
Our patients understand that. They crave care that isn’t only centered around fixing what’s broken. They love knowing our team understands the connectivity aspects of what happens in the body. It’s that bigger picture that is so important.
When we look at Botox versus PRP applications for cosmetic procedures, it’s important to lay out the basic information so one with an overall systemic awareness can make the safest decision for his/her health.
- Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves.
- Botox is a drug made from the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism.
- The most common side effects of Botox are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. You could also have flu-like symptoms, headaches, and an upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids, eye dryness, or excessive tearing. If that wasn’t enough, you should NOT use Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Studies indicate that although unlikely, it is possible for the toxin to spread throughout the body causing muscle weakness, vision problems, trouble speaking, swallowing/breathing problems, and loss of bladder control.
- Botox should not be used in people who are allergic to cow’s milk protein.
- If you take blood thinners, you may need to stop taking them several days before your injection to reduce your risk of bleeding or bruising.
- Medications like Sleeping Pills, Ginkgo Biloba, Vitamin E, and Muscle Relaxants do not mix well with Botox.
PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma)
- PRP is Platelet-Rich Plasma derived from your very own blood. It is NOT a toxin.
- Since PRP injections and masks are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.
- Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets to circulate through the body.
- Platelets are highly concentrated, nutrient-rich cells that contain collagen-producing growth factors. These growth factors trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area to restore facial esthetics that becomes tired or scarred over time.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal.
Certified for Facial Rejuvenations with Cosmetic PRP and Ozone, our dental team will help you establish a skin care regimen you can trust for its safety, efficacy, and systemic balance. Who knows your face better than the one trusted to create your beautiful smile?
In utilizing PRP during our facial esthetics, we increase the concentration of specific proteins or hormones in order to smooth wrinkles, minimize fine lines and scar tissue, improve skin tone and texture, slow or even reverse the common signs of aging and revitalize the skin.
“The biggest change for me was the color in my face. Blemishes and this off-color hue I had in a couple of places disappeared.”
“I noticed results immediately”
“Friends tell me my face has a glow”
“I stopped wearing foundation because my complexion was so improved”
“I am in my mid-50s and the wrinkles in my forehead were deep and prominent, yet after just a couple of treatments, I could tell they were relaxing and filling in.”
“People comment how rested and refreshed I look”