For patients wishing to erase the signs of age and have a more youthful appearance, Botox injections effectively treat facial wrinkles and lines, minimizing and sometimes eliminating them all together. The procedure is quick and requires no anesthesia, and takes anywhere from a few days to a week to take full effect. It is a technique that has been used for years, and can be performed by your dentist at our dental office.
Botox is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein. It is injected into the facial muscles and manipulates the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin is relaxed, allowing the wrinkles to smooth and disappear.
In addition to cosmetic applications, Botox has clinical uses. Since it is a muscle relaxer, it can be used in TMJ and bruxism cases for pain relief. It can also be used with dermal filler therapy for high lip line cases, as a non-surgical alternative to crown lengthening.
If you are interested in Botox therapy, talk to your dentist about how this safe and easy procedure can create a drastic change in the appearance of your skin and face.