Noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time ... discover the benefits of Botox® at our practice.
There are many different reasons that patients choose to receive Botox treatment, from wanting to remove fine lines and wrinkles to treating more severe conditions such as TMJ and chronic migraines. Botox can relieve any of the symptoms that make you feel less confident, and help you achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is a medication that can only be prescribed to you by a healthcare professional. It is used as a temporary treatment for patients between the ages of 18 and 65. The treatments are quick and comfortable, and within hours you will begin to notice a difference in the way your skin looks and feels.
How does Botox work?
Botox uses a special protein to block overactive nerve impulses, which restricts muscle contractions. This helps to relax the muscles beneath the skin, so fine lines and wrinkles become less visible, which gives your skin a healthy, more youthful appearance.
Depending on each individual case, the results can last between one and six months. Treatment is temporary: once the Botox begins to wear off, the skin will return to the way it looked before treatment.
Botox is also used to relieve symptoms of TMJ, as well as provide comfort to patients receiving dental implants. In each case, Botox is used to reduce the amount of stress placed on the teeth and jaw so patients feel comfortable and confident.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
Botox may or may not be the right treatment for you. The best candidates for treatment with Botox are:
- Between the ages of 18 and 65
- Diagnosed with, and experiencing discomfort from, TMJ
- Concerned with removing wrinkles and fine lines
- Looking for a non-surgical skin treatment
- Aware that Botox results are temporary
- In good physical and psychological health
- Willing to discuss their concerns and desires with their dentist before treatment
If you believe you are a good candidate for a Botox treatment, and are interested in learning more, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The only clinically proven anti-wrinkle injection
Frown lines form when we make facial expressions by contracting the muscles under our skin. Over time, as our skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines.
Highly purified neurotoxins, such as Xeomin, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened.
During treatment, which usually takes about ten to 20 minutes, Dr. Massey will inject Xeomin into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, the doctor may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
Though results vary, you may begin to see visible smoothing as early as three to four days after injection.
If you are an adult with moderate-to-severe frown lines, Xeomin may be right for you. Talk to Dr. Massey about the benefits and risks of treatment.