06 Dec Botox for Beginners: An Overview
Patients can work with an oral surgeon to improve other aspects of their facial appearance beyond their smiles. In fact, some of these specialists are certified to provide Botox treatments in order to restore balance to the facial structures and reverse the effects of aging.
If you are considering Botox treatments for the first time, you will want to educate yourself on the process so that you will know what to expect. Here is an overview of some of the basics of Botox.
- Botox is specific: This intervention can be used to address numerous aesthetic flaws that result from repeated motion of the facial muscles, such as crow’s feet, worry lines and other dynamic wrinkles. However, Botox is not a panacea and some effects of aging will not respond to this treatment. Your oral surgeon will evaluate your case and recommend the most effective treatments to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
- The Botox procedure is completed in minutes: The injections are non-invasive, so patients won’t need even a local anesthetic. The entire process is performed right in our office.
- Botox takes effect quickly: Most patients report a noticeable difference in their appearance within a matter of days of getting their first injection.
- The effects of Botox are temporary: If you want to maintain your Botox results for a long period of time, you will need to return to our office from time to time to get additional treatments. Some evidence indicates that the effects of Botox may be cumulative. That is, they may last longer after patients have undergone a number of treatments. Your provider will give you information on the timing of your follow-up Botox treatments.
- Botox patients may experience some side effects, although this is rare: Your oral surgeon will educate you on the possible side effects so that you can seek appropriate medical attention, if necessary.
Do you have other questions about Botox? Call our team at Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and speak to our knowledgeable staff members, who can give you any information you may need to make your treatment decision. We’d also be happy to schedule a consultation to give you an opportunity to speak to one of our specialists in person.