Did You Know Your Dentist Offers Botox?

You probably know at least one person who has had Botox, and maybe you’ve been thinking about getting it too. Did you know that you can get Botox at your favorite dentist’s office? Do you have questions about Botox? Read on for some information about this very popular procedure.

What is Botox?

Botox is a nonsurgical way to reduce wrinkles and lines, and it is more effective than serums and creams that you can use for years without seeing any results. Botox is a neurotoxin, which doesn’t sound very safe or pleasant – but when used properly and in small doses it has many cosmetic and even medical uses. Medically, it is used to help patients who have conditions such as chronic migraines and eye twitching, among other things. Cosmetically, it works by relaxing the facial muscles that can cause lines and wrinkles. It can be used to remove lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes, and lines around the mouth, giving you younger- and smoother-looking skin.

What are the benefits of using Botox?

Botox is nonsurgical, unlike many other procedures that are done to make patients look younger. It is injected into the skin using a very thin needle, can be done right in your dentist’s office, and doesn’t take very long. Many patients have Botox done on their lunch hour and then get right back into their normal activities. There may be some swelling and bruising after Botox injections, but this will fade quickly.

According to most patients, there is only a little discomfort during the procedure and no pain. You should start to notice a reduction in wrinkles fairly quickly as the Botox starts to work – usually within 1 to 3 days. These results will last for about 3 to 4 months, after which time you can get more Botox. Botox is safe, FDA approved, and has been used for millions of patients for decades.

Getting older happens to us all – and wrinkles are inevitable. Your dentist can’t do anything about your getting older, but they can help with wrinkles. Contact Avenue Dental in Ypsilanti, Michigan for a Botox consultation. Call (734) 484-4710 today!