Botox is an injectable treatment used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Approved by the FDA, it is a prescription medicine that is injected directly into the muscles of the face to “freeze” expression lines which might be creating frown lines, crow’s feet, or “marionette” (smile) lines.
Botox is a simple, quick process with little discomfort or risk. The dentist can use numbing cream before treatment if you are worried about pain.
It takes a day or so to see the full effect of a Botox treatment, but soon you will be looking and feeling vibrant and youthful. Though rare, if you experience any pain or discomfort after your Botox treatment, it is important to contact your doctor right away. You can combine cosmetic dental procedures with Botox treatment at the same visit.