At the office of Dental Smiles of West Chicago, we offer an array of cosmetic procedures to address the unwanted signs of aging, including Botox®, which provides a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Botox?
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.
Botox is a prescription medicine that can be injected into the affected areas to dramatically improve the look of 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.
How is Treatment with Botox Provided?
With strategically placed injections of Botox, we can produce a noticeable reduction in the appearance of frown lines and fine wrinkles. Moreover, since Botox is delivered to targeted areas through a series of small injections with micro-fine needles, the discomfort of this in-office procedure is minimal and involves zero downtime.
Patients typically see noticeable results in 4-10 days following treatment with improvements lasting up to four to six months. And, by coming in for periodic treatment, patients can maintain the aesthetically pleasing effects of Botox over time.
What Else Can be Treated with Botox?
In addition to cosmetic applications, Botox can also be used for medical purposes. Botox provides a safe and effective method of care for relieving migraine headaches, muscle spasms in the neck or eyes, and any TMJ discomfort associated with clenching and grinding the teeth.