A Closer Look at Botox
Botox is a prescription medication used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age lines. Using an ultra-thin needle, Botox is injected into the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles. In a single treatment, you will see a dramatic improvement in the appearance of frown lines.
How Do I Get Botox Treatment and How Long Will It Last?
If you are ready to say goodbye to wrinkles schedule a complimentary consultation at our Park Ridge dentist office. The consultation will take only about 10-15 minutes. During the consultation, we will assess you case, discuss the goals you have for reducing your wrinkles, discuss your medical history, and receive recommended treatment plans and pricing. You can then choose to have the treatment done that day or return for another visit in a few days. The total treatment time for Botox is about 30 minutes and we can address specific problem areas, including:
- Forehead – The horizontal lines that are present on the forehead between the eyebrows and the hairline.
- Crow’s feet – This area is lateral to both eyes and wrinkles more when you smile or squint.
- Marionette – The vertical lines around the mouth also called Smoker’s lines
- Eyebrows – The area between the eyebrows. This area has vertical lines/wrinkles that appear more while frowning
- Jaw muscles for relief of TMJ. In extreme TMJ cases where nightguards have not completely alleviated the pain, Botox can be used to reduce the clenching force without completely paralyzing the muscle.
Who qualifies for Botox?
Adult females and males qualify for botox treatment. Botox can be used in conjunction with other dermal fillers administered by our office like Juvederm. See the fillers page for info on this treatment of ask your doctor about it at your appointment.
What are the Benefits of Botox?
Looking younger, re-energized and well rested. The primary use of Botox is for cosmetic treatment of wrinkles but is also used to treat TMJ disorder andreduce perspiration. Botox relaxes the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles in the face. Once the muscles are relaxed the wrinkles and line are disappear or are less visible due to a flatter. Call your Park Ridge Dentist for Botox treatment today.
Who Cannot have Botox?
A patient that has an allergy to Botulunum toxin or human albumin should not have botox treatment. Anyone with a past adverse reactions to the treatment or a history of ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome should not have botox. Anyone who has had recent facial surgery should also avoid botox treatment until fully recovered. You should not take botox if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum product like Dysport® or Myobloc®.