Botox, a popular FDA-approved treatment for drastically reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, can also be used to treat some types of headaches and neck tension. At Cortez Dental, we inject the Botox formula using a very fine needle directly into facial muscles to block nerve impulses and relax the muscles that create wrinkle lines over time.
The injections are quick and nearly painless, although patients may experience minor discomfort. No downtime is associated with the procedure, so patients can immediately return to their regular routines. The effects of Botox typically last about three months, after which time another injection session can be administered.
While Botox is commonly used to treat crow’s feet and laugh lines on the forehead, it can address several issues involving the face, neck, and eyes. In addition to reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can minimize a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles around the top lip or for excessive sweating in the armpits or hands. It can also relieve muscle spasms and certain migraines in the neck and eye area.
Common Uses of Botox
Botox is widely used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, particularly those caused by repetitive muscle movements. It is commonly used to treat forehead lines, glabellar lines, and crow's feet.
Botox can be strategically injected to lift and shape the eyebrows, providing a youthful appearance.
Botox can slim the jawline by injecting it into the masseter muscles, leading to a more defined and contoured appearance.
Botox injections have been approved to treat chronic migraines in adults. It is administered into specific head and neck muscles to help prevent migraines or reduce their frequency and severity.
Is Botox Right for Me?
Both men and women can benefit from this minimally invasive procedure. It works to smooth out crow’s feet around the eyes, wrinkles in the forehead, and frown lines between the eyebrows. It can also minimize the appearance of nasal bumps caused by conditions like sinusitis or allergies.
Patients in good health who are bothered by the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are candidates for treatment. We will assess your skin, discuss your goals for therapy and provide a recommended treatment plan based on your unique needs. Most patients achieve optimal results after an average of three treatments spaced about six weeks apart. By scheduling regular appointments and maintaining good skin care habits like avoiding the sun and using sunscreen, the results of your treatment can last many months or even years.
If you want a simple nonsurgical way to refresh your appearance and achieve more vibrant skin, visit Cortez Dental at 43 W. Montezuma Ave., Cortez, CO 81321, or call (970) 565-9569 to schedule a consultation.