What You Need to Know About Dental Botox Treatments

Thinking of getting Botox? If you’re feeling insecure about your fine lines or wrinkles, a Botox treatment could be a great option for you to explore.

While Flagship Dental is a dental clinic, we’ve provided Botox services in Surrey for decades. Many people associate Botox with being a cosmetic facial procedure for reducing wrinkles, but you can receive this treatment from a cosmetic dentist as well.

Since it is a treatment administered through injections, Botox isn’t for everyone. Before moving ahead with the procedure, we want to ensure that you’re feeling safe, comfortable, and knowledgeable about your treatment plan.

We have created a complete guide addressing any common questions and concerns about the procedure, but we have also ouctlined the basics of Botox treatment below.

What is Botox?

Did you know that Botox is a drug made from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum (try saying that three times fast!)?

Botox works by being injected into specific areas on the face to paralyze muscles, softening existing wrinkles, and preventing new wrinkles or other signs of aging from forming on your face in the future. It works by blocking the nerve signals to those muscles, so the injected muscle is unable to contract. The injection will reduce your ability to move your face, preventing you from smiling or frowning.

Botox has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for years. At Flagship Dentalwe specialize in dental botox. This is administered to reduce fine lines around your mouth or puckering on the chin.

If you come to see one of our dentists in Surrey or Langley for Botox treatment for those areas, we’ll ensure that the injection is administered to the proper facial muscles in order for you to see results.

What happens during a Botox procedure?

We will begin by applying a topical anesthetic before commencing your treatment. We will then begin by injecting a small amount of Botox into your desired areas. You might experience a slight tingling or pinching sensation when the needle is inserted.

As the Botox begins to work, it will relax the facial muscles. The entire procedure is over in just a few minutes.

Recovery after a Botox procedure

While you should be able to resume normal activities, you should still take note of a few guidelines after the procedure.

  • Try to avoid touching or rubbing the area where you received the injections for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid heavy physical activity after the procedure.
  • Try to sit upright as much as you can and try not to lie down for around three to four hours.
  • Avoid applying makeup or cosmetics.

By following these guidelines, you’ll minimize the amount of redness, swelling or bruising that could occur after the procedure.

Benefits of Botox

Botox doesn’t just have cosmetic benefits – it can also be used to treat conditions such as excessive sweating or migraines too. For people who suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, where they experience pain in their jaws and jaw muscles, Botox injections can also provide relief by relaxing those muscles.

Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Botox

In addition to smoothing out fine lines near your mouth, there are several ways that dental Botox can enhance your smile.

  • Improving a smile that shows your gums: Botox can be used to improve a smile where much of your gums are visible. Injections are used on both sides of the mouth to relax the facial muscles enough for your lips to hide the gums.
  • Botox can help turn a frown upside down. By injecting it into the corners of your mouth, it can create naturally upturned lips if your smile turns downward naturally.
  • Improving the look of lip lines: Botox can also smooth out lip lines and make your upper lips appear lifted and fuller.

Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Botox

In addition to dental or cosmetic procedures, did you know that Botox can also help with the following medical conditions?

  • Teeth grinding or teeth clenching
  • Repairing damaged hair
  • Bladder control
  • Neck spasms and other muscle spasms
  • Lazy eye
  • Eyelid twitching

As for the Botox treatment itself? It has several benefits.

Here’s what you can expect when you receive a Botox treatment at Flagship Dental in Surrey.

  • You’ll see results quickly. If you’re wanting to improve your appearance fast, you’ll see fast results with Botox. Once you’ve received your injections, you can see results as quickly as three days after your treatment, and you should see the full effect of your treatment after a week.
  • Those results last awhile too – Botox will continue to be effective for up to six months after your initial injections. Depending on the areas treated, and as your muscle activity gradually returns over time, lines and wrinkles may start to reappear. We’ll work with you to find a treatment plan for Botox injections that works for your schedule and needs.
  • You’ll build up your collagen levels. You aren’t just getting injected with a youthful boost – Botox also helps aid the skin’s natural ability to look and stay young. Botox is a collagen injection. Collagen is a protein produced by your body that lends a natural elasticity to the skin – you’ve probably seen it in a lot of cosmetic skincare products. By building up your skin’s collagen levels, Botox is not only helping to smooth out existing lines and wrinkles, but will also give your body’s natural anti-aging properties a boost.
  • Non-invasive and quick: Unlike surgical procedures that require plenty of preparation and recovery time, Botox injections only take a few minutes.
  • No recovery time: We will monitor for any adverse reactions or bleeding after your Botox injection, but when you leave our dentist chair in Surrey, you can go back to daily life. There is no recovery time after receiving Botox injections.

Cost of Botox

At Flagship Dental, a single treatment session of Botox costs $10 a unit.

What’s a unit? It is a number that determines the strength of the botulinum, Botox’s active wrinkle-smoothing ingredient. The amount of units you’ll require for your treatment will depend on the area we are covering. Our treatments are for the upper lip, jaw and forehead.

You’re welcome to get in touch with us about detailed pricing for our Botox services, as it depends on what you want to achieve.

FAQs About Botox

As Botox treatments become more popular in Surrey and Langley, you may have questions about the procedure. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we receive. Additional information on Botox injections can be found in our guide.

Is Botox safe?

Yes, Botox has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment, as long as it is being administered by an experienced healthcare professional.

Of course, with any medical procedure, there are risks to consider, but adverse side effects to Botox injections are few and far between. Most people who experience a reaction to Botox, like a mild headache or nausea, usually have that issue resolve itself within 24 hours.

Does getting Botox hurt?

While everybody has a different pain threshold, the needles used to administer Botox are tiny, so there should be minimal levels of discomfort. If you are concerned about the pain, you can take pain medication like Tylenol about an hour before your procedure.

We will continually check in during your Botox procedure and can use numbing cream to help with pain if necessary. Our number one priority is that you feel safe and comfortable during your time with us.

Is there a recommended age when someone should start receiving Botox injections?

Cosmetic procedures are highly personal, and we aim to help you look and feel your best at any age. However, you should be of the legal age of majority in BC to receive the procedure.

Typically, people between the ages of 18 and 65 who are looking to improve the appearance of mild to moderate facial wrinkles are suitable candidates for Botox injections. While the treatment does prove to be effective, it isn’t a miracle worker – you can’t expect drastic results overnight, and patience and care after the procedure are key to achieving the results you desire.

What’s the difference between Botox injections and fillers?

The main difference between Botox injections and fillers is the difference in how they work. Botox works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in your face and reducing its movement. Fillers, on the other hand, are also administered by injections, but work to smooth out your lines by plumping, or “filling”, those lines up. Fillers are also an option to consider for enhancing the appearance of areas like your nose, jawline or lips.

Will my face be frozen after my Botox treatment?

We’ve all seen comedy movies where a person gets Botox and has a terrifying frozen look on their face. They are unable to move, eat, or speak. Fortunately, that is not reality! When Botox is administered by a qualified and experienced professional, like Flagship Dental’s Dr. Balina Bath or Dr. Jordan Turton, the amount of freezing you experience should be minimal. You should still be able to express your emotions and do things like chew or speak.

Why get Botox with Flagship Dental?

There’s a reason why we have countless five-star reviews. Flagship Dental has long been a trusted dental provider in the communities of Surrey and Langley.

Whether you’re coming in for a Botox treatment or a routine dental cleaning, we treat every patient with the specific care and attention required to meet their needs. Our team at Flagship Dental offers a clean, high-tech, modern approach to cosmetic dentistry. We aim to meet most of your needs in one place and offer same-day dental services for our patients with busy schedules.

Dental care and cosmetic treatments look different for everyone. Our team will work with you to achieve a smile that you’ll be proud of.

Some Kind Words from our Patients

Whether it’s your first time visiting us or you’ve lost count of how many times you’ve walked through our doors, we’re thankful for each of our patients. Here are some of the kind words they’ve shared about our team of dental professionals online.

“Nestled in Cloverdale BC, this practice is the hidden gem of Dental care. Staff are professional and knowledgeable & Dr T is skillful & pragmatic in determining & meeting your oral care goals & needs. Shout out to Mariah for doing all the heavy lifting with regards to dealing with benefit providers, 5 out of 5, would get teeth cleaned here again.”


“Wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable staff, thorough examination and cleaning…great practical advice given on how to better care for my teeth.. most helpful.. Hygienist had a wonderful, calming, gentle way about her.”


“Nice environment and everyone is so nice and friendly. They take great care to ensure I feel comfortable. I moved to Abbotsford but feel the drive is worth it to stay with Flagship Dental!”


Ready to Book an Appointment?

If you’re ready to take the next step towards your dream smile, book an appointment with us and we’ll chat when you get here! You can also email us at hello@flagshipdental.ca.

If you have any questions or concerns about the process of getting Botox, or are ready to book your first Botox treatment, we’re here for you.

Other Cosmetic dentistry Services

If you’re looking for other cosmetic options to help you achieve straight or whiter teeth, we offer several cosmetic dentistry services. Our experienced team of accomplished dental professionals have an acute eye for detail.

We’ll work with you to find a treatment plan that will help you achieve your vision.

Whether it would be exploring custom-fit porcelain crowns and veneers, to getting fitted for Invisalign to straighten your teeth, we’ll work towards a smile that you’ll receive so many compliments on.