Why You Should Consider Botox from Your Dentist

By Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry
December 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Lines and wrinkles have a way of making us look older than we feel. Luckily, Botox treatments can smooth the skin and make wrinkles botoxless noticeable. Did you know that Botox is now offered by many dentists? Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, your Mill Creek, WA dentists, share some information on the treatment and explain why visiting your dentist for Botox treatments is a smart decision.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin. During Botox treatment, tiny amounts of the toxin are injected into the facial muscles, preventing nerve impulses from reaching them. When the nerve impulses are blocked, the muscles don't contract when you make facial expressions. Within a few days, the skin over the muscles relaxes, and lines and wrinkles become less much noticeable.

Why should I have Botox?

Botox is a good choice if you want to improve your appearance but don't want to do anything permanent. Since Botox typically lasts three to six months, the results can be easily reversed simply by stopping the injections. Botox is used to treat:

  • Vertical lines between the eyes
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Crow's feet
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Bands and lines on the neck

Why is my Mill Creek dentist's office the perfect place to receive Botox treatment?

The most important part of Botox treatment is placing the injections at the optimal spots and ensuring that the needle isn't placed too shallowly or too deeply. Since numbing injections are an important part of many dental treatments, your dentist already knows how to precisely position the needle for maximum benefit.

Dentists are particularly well qualified to work with the muscles and nerves that extend from the forehead to the chin, thanks to the extensive training they receive. Many dentists already routinely use Botox to treat patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Whether Botox is injected in the jaw, forehead or the lines above the lips, the process is exactly the same.

Would you like to get rid of the lines and wrinkles that age you? Call Dr. Slocum and Dr. Lundgaard, your Mill Creek, WA dentists, at (425) 337-7300 to schedule an appointment. Turn back the years with Botox injections!