When injected, the toxin in Botox temporarily paralyzes muscles in the face. At Bo Macdonald DDS Dentistry, we commonly use this solution to treat dynamic wrinkles resulting from facial expressions like squinting and smiling. These lines can become more prominent with age as the skin gets thinner and more delicate. Because of this, many adults turn to this popular cosmetic procedure to smooth their skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Most patients report minimal pain from the injection process. Afterward, the muscles in that area will be temporarily paralyzed. This stops them from contracting and producing the dynamic lines they are often responsible for forming. It takes a few days for the results to become noticeable, with full effect appearing after about two weeks.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox can be an ideal option for patients who wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without undergoing invasive surgical procedures like a facelift. While the muscles of the face do move when we smile, laugh, or make other facial expressions, repeated muscle contractions can cause the skin to fold over and crease into folds.
This can result in crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes or vertical creases between the eyebrows. These lines can make people appear older or more tired than they are. Botox works by stopping the muscles from contracting. Without normal contraction, those folds won’t form.
Botox is safe, affordable, and effective. Patients usually see the best results within three to five days, and the results generally last for about three to four months.
Treatment Areas for Botox
Botox is typically used to treat common signs of aging around a person’s eyes and forehead. However, the treatment can also combat dynamic wrinkles of the mouth and lips, as well as above the eyebrows or at the corners of the mouth. In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial movement, Botox can also help treat more serious skin concerns such as severe underarm sweating or chronic migraines.
The Benefits of Botox Treatments
One of the most significant benefits of Botox is that it helps a patient’s skin look more youthful and rested. Once the muscles relax and the wrinkles smooth out, the skin looks plumper and smoother. The skin is also left feeling less irritated due to the reduction of muscle movements.
Additionally, our cosmetic dentist is trained to administer the treatment in a safe and effective way. Our dentist will also ensure that the results will look natural. This can make a huge difference in giving you the appearance you want without that overly-frozen look you see in some people who get Botox!
To learn more about Botox and how it can reduce the appearance of unwanted signs of aging, visit Bo Macdonald DDS Dentistry at 11340 W Olympic Blvd #148, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or call (310) 479-4459.