Botox Cosmetic® is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. Our dentist can strategically place Botox in the right areas to minimize brow lines, crows feet, and lines around your nose and mouth. Botox relaxes the underlying muscles so the skin can appear smoother.
Get ready to turn back the clock on aging and enjoy smoother-looking skin. Dr. Morgan Chambers has in-depth knowledge of the musculoskeletal structure of the face, mouth, and neck. With her advanced training in Botox injections, you can look forward to exceptional results.
Why Botox® at the dentist?
A cosmetic treatment, doctors traditionally administer Botox in a medical spa setting. The training and certification for administering Botox focuses on knowledge regarding the muscles of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Chambers already has in-depth knowledge of how the muscles, ligaments, and other tissues function and interact. This gives her a unique understanding of how Botox will affect your muscles and where to place injections for best results.
Another key benefit of receiving Botox in our Lexington dental office is having Dr. Chambers monitor your results. She will monitor the appearance of your skin when you visit for routine dental care. Semi-annual dental care visits are the perfect time to touch up with Botox and maintain your aesthetic goals for your skin.
Botox is a safe and effective way to improve the look of your skin and make you look younger. As such, many people want to learn more about Botox, its benefits, and potential risks. Here, we will answer some of the most frequently-asked questions about Botox to help you make an informed decision before getting the treatment.
Am I a candidate for Botox?
Most patients are candidates for Botox injections. However, Dr. Chambers will meet with you first to evaluate the condition of your skin and discuss your cosmetic goals. We want your results to meet expectations and to provide a safe and effective outcome.
Botox primarily treats moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. Doctors can also use it for medical purposes such as treating excessive sweating and muscle spasms. To determine if Botox is right for you, it’s important to discuss your goals with our dentist or your healthcare provider. We will be able to assess your condition and advise on whether or not this treatment is suitable for you.
Are Botox injections painful?
Many people have valid concerns about the pain associated with Botox injections. The good news is that Botox injections are relatively painless. Most patients report only minor discomfort during the procedure. Additionally, there are several ways to minimize any discomfort.
We will apply a topical anesthetic or numbing cream to minimize your discomfort. You can also take an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment. With proper preparation and technique, our Botox injections are virtually painless. You may notice a mild redness or swelling at the site for a day or two.
How many injections of Botox will I need?
The number of Botox injections we administer during your treatment will depend on the treatment area and your goals. The number of injections you receive will depend on your individual needs to achieve the desired results. Dr. Chambers will provide details on how many injections, the cost, and what to expect during the initial consultation. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 859-251-3809 to learn more.