If you are considering Botox injections to eliminate wrinkles, going to your dentist rather than a spa or salon makes a lot of sense. After all, who has more knowledge of the structure, nerves, and muscles of the face than dentists?
More and more dentists are using their expertise to provide more precise results with Botox injections—without any unwanted side effects. Botox has been shown to be a safe way to ease wrinkles on the skin, and recipients enjoy much younger-looking skin without having to undergo cosmetic surgery.
Botox is also used by dentists for a number of noncosmetic reasons, including treatment of headaches and migraines, TMJ pain, and teeth clenching.
Patients who are seeking a more youthful appearance can now call Brigham Dental Care. Give us a call to make an appointment for a free consultation to find out more about Botox in Morrisville, VT!
How Does Botox Work?
As we age, we develop creases, wrinkles, and frown lines on our faces. Many of these are caused by repeated muscle contractions over the years. Botox injections block the nerve impulses so the muscle movement that caused the lines or wrinkles is stopped, giving the skin a smooth, more youthful appearance.
It can take a couple of days after treatment before you start noticing that your facial muscles have relaxed. In another couple of weeks, you’ll see that your skin now looks smoother and fresher. Facial muscles near the treatment site will not be impacted by the injections, so your facial expressions will continue to look natural.
Botox is not permanent; its effects last for about four to six months. Retreatment is recommended if you want to keep your skin’s new smooth appearance. The injections take just a few minutes.
What Areas of the Face Does Botox Treat?
Botox is most commonly used for the following:
- The area between the eyebrows that typically develops deep vertical lines
- The wrinkles and lines that form on the forehead
- Smile lines, or “crow’s feet,” in the corners of the eyes
- The wrinkles that develop in the neck area
- Lines around the lips that run vertically above and below the lip line
It can also be used to treat a smile that is too “gummy,” an expression often used to describe a smile that shows too much gum tissue. Your dentist can treat the muscles the lift the upper lip when you smile so the lip doesn’t go up as much and less of your gum is seen.
What Are Some Other Uses for Botox?
Botox can also be used medically for the following conditions:
- TMJ pain
- Migraine headaches
- Clenching teeth (bruxism)
- Tension in the face from computer use
Botox works for these conditions by reducing the power of the muscles of the face and jaw, meaning you feel less discomfort.
What Are You Waiting For?
Refresh your entire appearance with Botox treatment at Brigham Dental Care. Give us a call to make an appointment for a free consultation!