Botox prevents muscle contractions that lead to wrinkles and fine lines. At Austgen Family Dental, the injectable is FDA-approved for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. By paralyzing these muscles, the skin can relax and smooth out, giving the appearance of younger skin. Botox often prevents crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. However, it can also improve the appearance of forehead creases, lip lines, and bunny lines around your nose. Botox can also treat excessive sweating in the armpits, hands, and face.
Botox works to prevent dynamic wrinkles, those caused by repetitive facial expressions. Patients see smoother skin and a more youthful appearance by preventing the muscle contractions that create these wrinkles. This treatment lasts for several months before another injection is needed. Patients will see immediate results after their appointment thanks to the numbing topical cream used before the procedure. They will not need to sit at home waiting for numbness to subside like they would after getting a similar injectable filler. Botox can also help patients with excessive sweating and TMJ pain. Many patients combine the two treatments simultaneously for impressive aesthetic and functional improvements. However, as with any cosmetic option, patients should talk to their dentist about maintaining their results with at-home care and regular professional cleanings and exams. In addition to minimizing lines and wrinkles, Botox is used to manage chronic migraines or headaches. It works by relaxing the facial muscles and blocking the release of chemicals that can trigger a headache. Many patients see results within just two weeks of starting Botox injections. Once administered, these injections are safe to take as needed.
Many patients find that getting Botox injections is not painful, but some patients feel a slight pinch or stinging sensation when the injection is administered. A topical numbing cream can be used beforehand to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
Patients often describe Botox's pain as similar to that associated with a mosquito bite. This slight sting can be experienced briefly; applying ice to the face can help relieve this sensation. This minimally invasive treatment smooths away wrinkles by blocking nerve signals to the muscles in your face. These injections are most commonly used to treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and deep laugh lines around the mouth and nose.
Wrinkles are caused by many factors, including stress, dehydration, and even genetics, but you can reduce those fine lines and wrinkles thanks to Botox. To learn more about how Botox can be effective for you, contact Austgen Family Dental at 1405 W County Line Rd Suite A, Greenwood, IN 46142, or call (317) 885-6400.