For patients wishing to erase the signs of age and have a more youthful appearance, Botox and dermal filler 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 at our office for decades with great success.
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 us about how this safe and easy procedure can create a drastic change in the appearance of your skin and face.