Botox: A Non-Surgical Solution

Botox: A Non-Surgical Solution

Botox DubuqueThe effects of aging can take a toll on our appearance and wellbeing. While some people choose to go under the knife to chase after the fountain of youth, there are non-surgical alternatives that diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One such option is Botox, an alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. Receiving Botox takes minutes and its effects last for months.

Botox vs. Surgery

Botox is non-invasive and does not require the use of sutures or anesthetics. Surgeries such as eye and face lifts do require invasive protocols that involve the use of general anesthesia and sutures. Sometimes, the results of surgical cosmetic treatments to address aging have disappointing results and the recovery time is quite long, thus affecting one’s ability to feel comfortable in public or at work. Receiving Botox, however, will not interfere with one’s daily life after treatment. Since Botox is not permanent, it gives patients the opportunity to choose whether to receive future treatment if they are satisfied with its results.

How Botox Works

This treatment involves injecting Botox into areas of the face where aging is present. A series of injections in strategic locations will temporarily reduce muscle movement. This means that Botox can significantly lessen the appearance of laugh lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. The effects of Botox are noticeable within a few days after treatment can last about six months. Some people who receive Botox on a regular basis enjoy longer results.

Why Choose an Oral Surgeon

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a specialist who has training and education to treat conditions that affect the face and oral cavity. As a specialist, an OMS has a detailed understanding of facial and oral anatomy. This is useful for providing Botox because an OMS knows the intricacies of muscles and their movements throughout the facial region.

If you are interested in learning more about the anti-aging benefits of Botox, we recommend scheduling a consultation. At your appointment, we can answer your questions and discuss what you can expect from treatment.

Call Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today to reserve an appointment.