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Botox® Treatment & Services

At Highmoor Dental in Edmonton our dental team is pleased to offer Botox injections.

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What is Botox?

Botox is a widely recognized brand of neuromodulating agents. It contains Botulinum Toxin, a purified protein that has both cosmetic and therapeutic applications.

Botox treatments involve injecting the purified bacteria into the areas of concern to freeze the muscle at the injection point. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox releases neurotoxins, which help the muscles to relax by preventing them from contracting.

At Highmoor Dental, Dr. Justin Highmoor is trained in both upper and lower face Botox treatments.

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Botox Treatment: What To Expect

Before Treatment

Your questions and concerns will be addressed before the treatment to ensure your desired results are understood.

Some patients have described the injections as feeling like a mild pinch, similar to a bug bite. The injection is directed into the muscle under the skin. The needle is very fine in order to help prevent any pain, bruising, or swelling.

After Treatment

After your treatment, it is important to avoid certain activities for the first several hours. You must not lay down, or bend your head for a sustained period of time.

Do not touch or rub the treatment area to avoid moving the Botox and affecting other muscles. In rare cases, some people report getting headaches after a Botox injection.

Botox FAQs

  • How long does each Botox treatment take, and what is involved?

    A Botox treatment typically takes 15-25 minutes and doesn't require anesthesia. A fine needle is used to inject Botox into specific muscles, and topical anesthesia (numbing cream) may be used.

  • Is Botox safe?

    Our authorized prescribers are familiar with the relevant anatomy. They will employ measures associated with the safe and effective use of BOTOX, which includes proper storage, selection of the correct dose, and proper administration techniques. Our clinicians will provide patient-specific care and, for your safety, may inquire about any alterations to the anatomy such as prior surgical procedures.

  • How long can I expect my Botox treatment to last?

    Botox treatments generally last 3-5 months, depending on how the individual person metabolizes it.

  • What is included with the first consultation?

    During your first consultation, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive facial and/or dental assessment and recommend the optimal treatments to achieve your goals. If they conclude that Botox is right for you, your treatment appointment will be booked.

  • Is there anything I should do to prepare for treatment?

    Yes. Avoid alcohol starting about one week before the procedure. We also recommend that you stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.

  • What are the risks associated with Botox?

    Side effects from Botox are rare, and if they do occur, are typically mild and transient. They can include:

    • Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
    • Headache or flu-like symptoms
    • Droopy eyelid or eyebrows
    • Crooked smile or drooling
    • Eye dryness or excessive tearing

    If you do experience more than mild side effects that last hours to weeks after receiving Botox, call us immediately.

  • Who should avoid Botox treatment?

    Botox treatment should be avoided by:

    • People with infection at the proposed injection site.
    • People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
    • People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles.
    • Children under the age of 18 years.
    • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the recommendations for aftercare?

    • Try to contract the treated muscle areas periodically for up to four hours after treatment, by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the toxin to reach all of the treated muscle.
    • Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massages for 48 hours to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
    • Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours.


Interested in Botox treatment? Get in touch.

Our team would be glad to discuss your options for Botox treatment with you.

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