Botox® Cosmetic can be the perfect solution for minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and those noticeable signs of aging on the face. Placed by one of our experienced dentists in Burlington, Botox can help you maintain a more youthful, smooth complexion. The cosmetic treatment is also safe and effective. Are you ready to explore your options and reveal the best version of yourself with facial aesthetic treatments?
What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that reduces muscle contractions under the skin around the eyes, nose, and mouth. These ongoing contractions under the skin increase the visibility of lines and wrinkles as we age. When Botox injections significantly diminish them, the skin begins to have a smoother appearance. We can also address frown lines between the eyebrows with Botox for a younger appearance.
Botox at the Dentist: what to expect
Our patients enjoy the benefits of receiving Botox treatment in our Burlington dental office. Our dentists have comprehensive knowledge of facial musculoskeletal structure and experience placing injections to offer natural-looking results. This is an important factor in how Botox will affect your appearance and meet your expectations.
After discussing your health history and cosmetic goals, we will recommend a treatment plan to meet your needs. Our dentists work with you to strategically place Botox injections for optimal outcomes.
The process for placing Botox injections is relatively simple and painless. We clean and sterilize the treatment area(s) and use a fine needle to place injections. Once treatment is complete, you can resume your daily activities. You should avoid laying flat or reclining for several hours after your injections to minimize bruising and swelling. Our team will provide any additional after-care instructions to ensure you experience optimal results from your treatment with Botox.
Botox for TMJ
Botox can treat the symptoms of TMJ disorders, often known as therapeutic Botox. It can relax tension strategically into the jaw muscles by minimizing ongoing contractions. Patients receiving Botox for TMJ pain often experience relief from discomfort and improved jaw mobility. Our dental care team can discuss your oral health and the severity of TMJ symptoms. We can also discuss the results you expect for your consideration.
When treating TMJ, practitioners may combine Botox with the recommended use of a nightguard and jaw exercises. The goal is to reduce muscle tension in the jaw and allow for a more normal, relaxed bite. Injections of botulinum toxin can also treat medical conditions like chronic migraines and excessive sweating.
Is Botox treatment painful?
Most patients will feel a slight “pinching” sensation when we place injections, which lasts only briefly. After treatment, minor tenderness, redness, or swelling at injection sites is typical. This will diminish in the following 24-48 hours.
When will I see results after Botox injections?
You may notice changes in your appearance in the first day or two, and maximum results appear within 30 days.
How long do Botox injections last?
Most patients will enjoy the results of their treatment for four to six months. Another key benefit of receiving Botox treatment from one of our dentists is the ability for us to monitor your results when you visit for dental care every six months. This is typically when you may need or want a touch-up treatment to maintain your skin’s smoother appearance.