Botox is an injection, with an extremely fine needle, into the muscle or nerve of the area which is being treated. With one slight pinch, and a possibility localized redness and swelling (disappearing within 1-2 days), those lines will smooth out or disappear entirely. The effects can last up to 6 months and the procedure takes just minutes out of your day.
It may seem strange at first for a dentist to offer an anti-wrinkle treatment such as Botox since it is considered a skin treatment. However, Botox is primarily focused on a certain type of wrinkle that is not caused by a skin problem but rather by a muscle problem. Since a major part of dentistry is concerned with keeping your smile attractive as well as healthy, it only makes sense that your dentist should also care about the way your smile looks in other ways as well.
Wrinkles are something that can make you feel like your smile is not as attractive as it used to be. Even if your teeth are still strong and attractive, the lines around your mouth can leave you feeling unhappy with your smile. This is why at Este Gulf, our professional dentists and dermatologs offer Botox to treat these wrinkles and help you love your whole smile again.
We offer Botox as our wrinkle treatment of choice because the types of wrinkles that most often affect your smile are the types of wrinkles that Botox can treat. There are two primary kinds of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are caused by sagging skin that cannot produce essential nutrients and has lost its elasticity. Dynamic wrinkles are the type of wrinkles caused by muscle contractions such as facial expressions that force muscles to habitually contract over time. This is why you experience wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet to name a few common dynamic wrinkles.
Since dynamic wrinkles are the types of wrinkles that affect your smile and leave you looking older, we can help you create a more youthful smile with the help of Botox and our other cosmetic treatments. Botox will work to relax your muscles so that you can experience smoother skin and more relaxed expression while our cosmetic dentistry services can keep your smile looking ageless. Call us to make an appointment and find out if our Dental Botox Service and other treatments available at our guest service office could work for you.