Your skin goes through a lot. In addition to the natural aging process, your skin is also exposed to bright sunlight, harsh winds, cold temperatures, and so much more. These factors can accelerate the natural aging process of your skin, causing you to look years older than you are. When you look in the mirror, you start to notice the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin may have started to lose volume and sag. Just because these things are happening, it does not mean that you need to live with it. At Clintonville Dental Group, we can help to restore a more youthful, vibrant appearance with Botox!
What Is Botox?
Botox is a form of botulinum toxin A, derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is a purified protein that has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic and medical use. This injectable treatment is used to reduce, and even eliminate, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a liquid treatment that we inject directly into your skin. Once injected into the skin, it goes to work blocking the signals sent by the nerves to targeted muscles in the face. By disrupting these signals, the muscles cannot contract. This allows your skin to smooth out, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, or even eliminating their appearance. Treatment takes only about 20 minutes, and optimal results show in about 3 to 7 days. Treatments typically last for about 3 to 4 months.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is considered to be very safe. Just like any other type of procedure, though, they still have some risks associated with them. Common risks of Botox include muscle freezing, drooping, and facial asymmetry. We are highly trained and experienced in the use of Botox and take all necessary steps to reduce the risk of any side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns about Botox® treatment, please contact our office.