Botox® injections are a powerful, minimally invasive way to smooth wrinkles, improve a gummy smile, and erase high lip lines. The experienced dental team at Issaquah Dental Care in Issaquah, Washington, recommends Botox to patients who desire a more youthful look and a more pleasing smile. Call today or use the online tool to set up a consultation and find out how Botox and other smile makeover therapies can help you.
Botox injections are well-known for their ability to smooth wrinkles and facial lines. This injectable medication is a derivative of the toxin C botulinum. Botox helps ease muscle activity that causes wrinkles when placed by an expert injector.
The medication temporarily halts the nerve signals to certain muscles, easing expressions and muscle action that create unwanted side effects.
Botox therapy can help alleviate jaw clenching and teeth grinding, too. This helps ease resulting headaches and tooth erosion. Botox is also effective when you have high lip lines, also known as a gummy smile. Botox effectively helps if you have facial swelling or excessive sweating.
Botox reduces the look of dynamic wrinkles that appear as you make repeated facial expressions over time.
Dynamic wrinkles include:
Botox also reduces the lift of your upper lip when you smile, revealing less gum tissue and a more natural look.
The initial results of Botox injections appear just 24-48 hours after your injections. Your full results are visible after 10-14 days. Your results typically last 3-4 months, after which you can opt to receive re-treatments to maintain the improvements in your look and smile.
Patients who do best with Botox therapy are over the age of 18. You may elect the injections if you’re bothered by facial wrinkles or a gummy smile. Your dentist may also recommend Botox if you have bruxism (tooth grinding) or temporomandibular joint problems.
You should be in generally good health before receiving Botox. The injections are well-tolerated by most patients, but if you’re concerned about discomfort, talk to your dentist about using a topical anesthetic before treatment.
Request a consultation to learn more about Botox and how it can help your look. Call Issaquah Dental Care today or use the online tool to reach out.