BOTOX is a purified form of botulinum toxin A, which is injected into the skin to treat wrinkles like frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet around the eyes. When injected, BOTOX blocks the nerve signals that cause these muscles to contract. When the muscles are relaxed, the skin becomes smoother and less wrinkled.
Getting treatment with BOTOX is a quick process that can be done during a routine dental appointment. At Sedation Dental Spa of South Florida, our doctor will inject the medicine into the targeted area using a fine needle. Some patients report minor discomfort during the injection, but this can be minimized with topical numbing cream. There may be some mild swelling and redness at the injection sites, but this typically resolves within a day or two of treatment.
Botox Treatment Process
Botox treatment only takes a few minutes, and most patients experience little-to-no downtime. We apply a numbing cream to the targeted area to reduce discomfort, then use the BOTOX solution through a few tiny injections. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, patients can resume regular activities immediately afterward. BOTOX is FDA-approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes, and on the brow line. It can also be used to smooth crow’s feet and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Botox can be used in combination with dermal fillers to soften deeper folds and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is also sometimes used to reduce excessive sweating in the underarms or palms of the hands.
The Benefits of Botox
One of the most basic yet essential reasons to get Botox is to reduce wrinkles on your face or neck. When administered by an experienced physician, Botox can soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in a way that looks entirely natural. Botox works by stopping the nerves in your face from sending the signal to contract your muscles. This means the targeted muscles will not move, so your wrinkles will smooth over. Botox has even been shown to lessen laugh lines, which rarely happens with other injectables.
Less Facial Tension
The benefit of Botox that draws most people in is its ability to reduce stress in the face. When you have a lot of pressure, your face will show it in the form of wrinkles, TMJ disorder, headaches, and more. When you get Botox injections, you relieve muscle tension and decrease the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.
Improves the Appearance of Crow’s Feet
Botox is a much better choice for improving the appearance of crow’s feet. The injections paralyze the muscle responsible for making those lines appear in the first place. As a result, your skin appears smoother and less wrinkled.
If you need more information about how Botox can restore your youthful appearance, visit Sedation Dental Spa of South Florida at 18431 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar 33029, or call (954) 433-4300 to schedule an appointment.