Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin® are botulinum toxin products that work by reducing the activity of the muscles of facial expression. These muscles allow us to smile, raise our eyebrows, frown, pout, squint and wink. The skin over the muscles sometimes bunches up or wrinkles during these expressions. The more of these expressions we make over a lifetime, the deeper these lines and wrinkles become. At some point, the lines stay prominent even when we are not making the expression.
These products act like an eraser for lines and wrinkles. Minimizing the muscle activity reduces the ability for the muscles to make the wrinkles, and the wrinkles smooth away. When you can erase the wrinkles, it’s like erasing years. Botox® is subtle and refreshes your appearance. The results can last approximately 3-4 months and will need to be repeated.
Botox® Treatment Areas
In addition to reducing wrinkles, below are several treatment options we offer with Botox®:
- Erase forehead lines
- Lift Brows
- Erase those vertical lines between your eyebrows
- Erase crows feet and laugh lines
- Erase bunny wrinkles on the nose
- To turn lips up and erase RBF also known as a lip flip
- Enhance the shape of lips Make lips fuller
- Erase chin crease
- Reduce lines and wrinkles in the neck
- Soften appearance of square jaw
Botox does not have to cause you to stop making expressions. While some patients want to have their muscles truly “frozen,” many patients still want to be able to raise their eyebrows. Dr. Estep customizes Botox® treatment to meet the needs of each patient.
Not all dentists are trained in delivering Botox treatments and you should do your research when identifying Botox providers.