Botox and Facial Esthetics In Jacksonville FL
Remove wrinkles and fine lines with Botox
Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments on the market today. It has been effectively used for more than 21 years with an impressive safety record.
Botox is often used to smooth facial wrinkles along the forehead, around the mouth, between the eyes (in the glabellar region) and around the corners of your eyes (what many people refer to as the crow’s feet).
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a form of purified protein that comes from the botulinum toxin A. The protein is injected under the skin along your tensed facial muscles helping relax wrinkled areas and smooth out the appearance of your skin.
It can take between two and ten days for Botox to block the nerve transmitters responsible for contracting the facial muscles that are causing your wrinkles.
The effects of Botox typically last between three and four months. The amount of time will depend on several factors, including your lifestyle choices, your metabolic activity and the amount of Botox that is injected into the area. When you begin seeing wrinkles reforming, you will need to make an appointment to have another Botox injection. For best results, your appointment should be scheduled as soon as you begin noticing fine lines and wrinkles forming once again.
Botox has an incredible safety record. It is considered one of the safest aesthetic treatments for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
A Beautiful Smile, Not Just Beautiful Teeth
Dermal fillers and Botox are often used together as a part of esthetic dentistry. In addition to Botox and dermal fillers, we may suggest other cosmetic procedures to help improve your smile. The tissues around the mouth are just as important as straight white teeth when it comes to creating a beautiful smile.
As a dentist, we are concerned about the perioral areas and will focus on this area when designing your perfect smile. We understand that a beautiful smile is about more than just your teeth which is why we work on the entire area around your mouth to create a smile that you can be proud of!
As people age, the corners of their mouth begin to naturally turn down which can give the appearance of sadness or anger. Botox can be used in the depressor angular oris muscles to help relax those muscles, this helps to raise the corners of your mouth and provides a more natural, relaxed and happier expression.
Botox can also be used to smooth smokers’ wrinkles or water bottle lines (the wrinkles that are located around the lip). These wrinkles occur when the obicularis oris muscles become contracted due to the continued use of the lip pucker required to inhale from a cigarette.
Dentists Are the Oral and Maxillofacial ‘Specialists’
Dentists specialize in treating the oral and maxillofacial areas of the face. The Florida State Dental Board allows for Botox to be used as a part of a dental treatment plan.
You may not realize that because of a dentist’s training and developed set of skills, they are more proficient at Botox injections of the maxillofacial and oral regions than other types of healthcare providers. This is because dentists have studied the muscles in the oral cavities and maxillofacial regions of the face.
Our dentists can inject Botox into the oral and maxillofacial areas of the face to improve your smile and facial expressions.
Other Dental Uses for Botox
Botox treatments have also expanded past cosmetic services alone. There has been an emergence of new and innovative uses of Botox in dentistry.
Bruxism and TMJ
We are able to use Botox to help people with bruxism and TMJ disorders. It is very effective in helping alleviate the muscle contractions associated with these conditions and provide significant relief to our patients.
Additionally, Botox has been found to be effective in reducing or completely eliminating facial pains associated with migraines.
High Lip Lines
Botox is also used together with dermal filler therapy as an alternative non-surgical procedure for addressing high lip line cases.
Botox is now also used in orthodontic therapy to help retrain your mouth’s muscles.
If you are experiencing any wrinkles or issues in the head and neck region, dealing with bruxism, TMJ or migraines we can help with Botox injections. Schedule your consultation today!