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As part of the aging process wrinkles and furrows can develop between the brows and crow’s feet can appear around the eyes. These age-related imperfections can result in a tired and weary appearance. Fortunately, there is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure available today that can effectively address these unwanted signs of aging.
Botox® is a prescription medicine that can be injected into the affected areas to dramatically improve the look of these fine lines and furrows. Made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, Botox® gives the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. It works by blocking nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the muscles that are causing these wrinkles and furrows.
Just a single short treatment with a few minor injections of Botox® can produce a noticeable improvement that will last several months. Studies also suggest that Botox® is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Botox is a drug prepared using bacteria that’s injected into the skin for temporary pain reduction in muscles and also wrinkle reduction in the face. Dr. Quagliata uses Botox injections to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and also to create smoother lines for your face. At SMYLIQUE™ Dentistry, more than just your oral health is important — how your face looks is also very important to your smile.
Botox paralyzes the muscles at the point of injection. Some muscles move many times, creating extra lines and wrinkles without you noticing it’s happening. Dr. Quagliata can see the areas in need of Botox and suggest how best to treat the skin and muscles in your face to have you looking your best. Dr. Quagliata may also suggest platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatments for a quicker recovery time from the Botox injections. PRF is a direct dose of your plasma prepared in the office the same day as your appointment.
Botox is one treatment option for TMJ. If your jaw muscles are continuously tight or lock up, then Botox may be the solution for releasing the joint and allowing you freer movement of your jaw without pain. When using Botox for TMJ, you may also want to consider using Botox in other areas for a more natural look.
At the appointment, Dr. Quagliata explains how many injections you receive for the treatment. The injection of Botox isn’t painful but can cause some mild discomfort. The needle is very small and any discomfort doesn’t last long. Once the injections are finished, the results are very quick — in as short as one day you may notice a difference in your appearance, along with an immediate reduction in pain.
Dr. Quagliata can tell you more specifically when you can expect to see results and what you can expect to see. You’re able to return to normal activities usually within a few hours. Dr. Quagliata suggests not laying down or getting a massage for best results.
At SMYLIQUE™ Dentistry, you’re given the chance to explore different treatment options that best fit your lifestyle. For more information call Dr. Quagliata or book your appointment online.