Georgia Dental Group
Vancouver Cosmetic Dental | Dr. Brian Baird, DMD

Botox® Treatments

We are pleased to offer facial BOTOX Cosmetic® and BOTOX® therapeutic treatment at Georgia Dental. Dr. Baird is a well-trained cosmetic dentist who is extremely knowledgeable about the nerves of the face and has received BOTOX Cosmetic® physician training.

BOTOX® is a simple, non-surgical, safe and best of all, effective, way to help smooth out frown lines and give your face a more relaxed, refreshed look.

BOTOX® may also be used for therapeutic reasons such as treatment of migraines and pain associated with clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth.

If you are a regular user of BOTOX®, why visit 2 different offices every 4-6 months when you can have your teeth cleaned and do BOTOX® at the same appointment?

FAQs about Botox®:

How does BOTOX Cosmetic®, work?

BOTOX Cosmetic® is the only product of its kind that is directed at the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It targets what are known as dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting. BOTOX Cosmetic®, an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein, works by relaxing the muscles that cause these dynamic wrinkles, giving your face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. In addition, treatment is so quick and easy that you can often have it done over lunch.

Where can it be used?

Treatment areas where BOTOX Cosmetic® can be used include the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines that run across the forehead and the crow’s feet around the outer eyes.

Will my face still have expression?

BOTOX Cosmetic® is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

Are BOTOX Cosmetic® treatments safe?

BOTOX® has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. In 2001, Health Canada approved BOTOX Cosmetic® for wrinkle therapy. Botox® is not botulism; it is a purified protein and a finished medical prescription product.

Are BOTOX Cosmetic® treatments painful?

The treatment is quick and simple. A very fine needle and small amount of liquid is used, so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. No anaesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.