What is botox?
Botox has quickly become the #1 cosmetic procedure, exceeding facelifts and other plastic surgery procedures. This is a very simple, quick and affordable way to introduce yourself to injectables. Botox injections work by relaxing certain muscles of the face to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Results will start to be noticed 5 to 7 days after treatment with the full effect within 14 days. The effects last on average three months, and can vary from person to person. The most common side effects are minor swelling or redness at the injection site that typically resolves within 30 minutes of treatment. You should be able to go about your normal routine right after leaving our office and have no downtime. You should not use botox if you have an allergy to eggs, are pregnant or breastfeeding. For a complete product information guide and warnings click here.
How do I get started?
Consultations are always complimentary and welcomed. Your initial visit will be approximately 45 minutes. The doctor will address your treatment concerns and make a recommendation on the best treatment options for you. In many cases treatment is provided at your initial visit. To prepare for your upcoming appointment click here to complete your new patient forms and understand how to prepare for receiving injectables. Our doctors recommend patients come back for botox on a regular schedule to maintain their investment and to continue to look and feel their best. Our offices also participate in Brilliant Distinctions, a free reward program to earn savings on treatments and products. To join click here.
Why have our dentists do your botox?
Our licensed, experienced and award-winning dentist have obtained additional, extensive training on injecting botox. As doctors of the head and neck, this area is second nature to a dentist when it comes to evaluating a patient for the best treatment to provide a natural appearance that is not noticeable. Additionally, our dentists can provide local anesthesia for patients wanting additional numbing of areas being treated.
A dentists’ advanced training in the oral and maxillofacial areas, which means everything on the face from the chin to the forehead, far exceeds just about any other healthcare professional who is permitted to deliver botox to patients. Dentists are extremely familiar with the facial, oral and perioral areas to take care of any potential complications in these facial areas. Dentists do many more invasive procedures than injectables.
When you want to look your best, you can trust our dentists to perform your botox treatment to smooth wrinkles and make deep lines disappear. Our dentists have the perfect combination of knowledge, experience, and training to complete these quick and effective procedures. By acquiring botox from a dentist, you can achieve excellent results that help boost the beauty of your gorgeous smile and address beauty concerns without worrying about complications.
Botox for Migraines & Bruxism
Since botox relaxes muscles in the face, our dentists can also use botox to provide pain relief that has been previously impossible for some patients with some dental conditions. These conditions include bruxism or grinding of the teeth and clenching. Botox injections reduce the force of the muscular contractions involved. It can make a useful adjunct therapy to night guard appliances that a patient may already have. Migraine relief is an additional treatment therapy offered. Because our dentists understand the anatomy and function of every part of your face from your forehead to your lower jaw, including the extensive facial nerve networks they can effectively administer botox in the correct locations to treat these dental conditions.