Say Goodbye to Fine Lines and Wrinkles

By Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry
December 13, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Botox  

You can smooth away wrinkles in just a matter of minutes.botox

Do you want to refresh your appearance and reduce premature signs of aging? If you said yes, then our Mill Creek, WA, dentists, Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, are here to tell you about a fast, effective and nearly painless way to kiss facial lines goodbye.

What is Botox?

Botox is a simple solution for reducing the appearance of certain lines and wrinkles of the face. Botox employs a series of thin needles that contain a purified form of the neurotoxin botulinum toxin. When this medical-grade toxin is injected into certain muscle groups of the face it temporarily paralyzes them and prevents them from contracting. As a result, these lines and wrinkles are greatly reduced.

Is Botox right for me?

There is a reason Botox is the most popular non-surgical wrinkle treatment in Mill Creek. If people are looking to get younger, fresher-looking skin without the need for invasive cosmetic surgery then Botox may provide the little refresher you’ve been looking for. While results won’t last forever they can give you the results you want without committing to long-term changes.

Furthermore, Botox may be a great option for someone who is looking to treat crow’s feet, marionette lines (lines around the mouth) and lines around the nose, forehead, and chin. Any lines that appear when smiling, frowning or laughing are wrinkles that can be treated with Botox.

How is Botox administered?

You’ll come into our office where we will prepare the botulinum toxin powder with saline to dilute it before injecting it into the areas of the face you wish to treat. These needles are very thin and are administered with nothing more than a slight pinch or burning sensation when first injected. Of course, if you are a bit nervous about getting Botox you can talk to our Mill Creek general dentists about numbing the area with a topical cream.

When will I notice results?

Results don’t tend to take effect for up to 72 hours after your treatment, so you won’t see results immediately. Once Botox results appear they can last up to six months, after which the lines and wrinkles will slowly begin to reappear. Of course, these wrinkles will come back less severe than before Botox; however, you can also choose to get additional Botox treatment at this time to maintain your results for longer.

Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Mill Creek, WA, is here to provide you with the cosmetic care you need. Whether you want to find out if your child could benefit from braces or you are interested in Botox, call our office today.