Millions of men and women have benefited from Botox, an injectable therapy that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkle-removing treatments with Botox are relatively easy to do – and best of all, they bring immediate and noticeable results.
Many people believe that only plastic surgeons and dermatologists can administer Botox treatments. Did you know the same procedure can be handled by your oral surgeon instead?
Going to the oral surgeon who has helped you with other dental or facial procedures can add a level of comfort and ease to the process. In addition, your oral surgeon has extensive knowledge of facial muscles, teeth and other facial structures – knowledge that helps assure the best possible results.
Here’s more about Botox treatments and what to expect when working with your oral surgeon.
HOW BOTOX TREATMENTS CHANGE THE LOOK OF WRINKLES AND FINE LINES
Botox is a medication that your oral surgeon carefully injects into selected spots to achieve a desired effect. For example, your surgeon may add Botox to the brow muscles to smooth frown lines between your eyebrows, or at the outer corners of your eyes to address the wrinkles known as crow’s feet. In fact, Botox is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet lines.
Botox injections can also be used for a number of other purposes. In fact, oral surgeons have used the technique to ease the difficulties of migraine headaches, reduce excessive sweating, or treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.
As a wrinkle treatment, Botox has a unique advantage over more traditional procedures. Wrinkles and fine lines are visible when tiny facial muscles are activated. Through a process called cosmetic denervation, Botox blocks some of the transmitters in those muscles, thereby reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Botox injections are nearly painless. The tiny needle only causes a small stinging sensation when the injection is made.
WHY AN ORAL SURGEON IS THE BEST CHOICE
We commonly associate Botox with plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other skin care experts. But oral surgeons have a distinct advantage in providing this wrinkle-reducing treatment for you.
An oral surgeon’s expertise is focused on the physiology, skeletal structure and muscle groups of the face. This means your oral surgeon has a deeper understanding of how your lips should appear around your teeth, how your jaw muscles and bones work together and how the skin surrounding your eyes should look. Based on an understanding of your face’s anatomy, an oral surgeon can predict how your smile and facial appearance will be affected by a given Botox procedure and take careful steps to make sure the end result looks as natural as possible.
QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOX? ASK DR. FAROLE
As a leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon working with thousands of women and men in Bala Cynwyd and Greater Philadelphia, Dr. Farole offers Botox treatments to address wrinkles, fine lines and other facial imperfections. He is also ready to consult with you on issues such as TMJ and other medical conditions that may be treated successfully with Botox injections.
If you are considering Botox and want to discuss your next steps, give us a call to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Farole.
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