Are your fine lines and wrinkles causing you to feel more self-conscious about your appearance? Do you long for the supple, youthful skin you possessed in your 20s? With so many options available on the market to address signs of aging, you may be surprised to learn that getting Botox from a dentist is one of the most popular (and reliable) ways to see a difference in your facial aesthetics. Find out why more dental professionals are adding dermal fillers and Botox to their list of available services.
What is Botox?
Botox is a form of treatment that helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Containing botulinum toxin, this injectable solution targets the muscles in your face, temporarily paralyzing them and preventing contraction when smiling, laughing, frowning, or squinting.
Approved by the FDA to help treat various muscle and pain disorders (i.e., migraines), Botox is most commonly used to help individuals turn back the clock on aging and recapture a more youthful appearance. By smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines, you can feel more confident in the way you look.
Why You Should Trust a Dentist to Provide Botox
Injectable solutions designed to improve appearance are usually left to plastic surgeons or dermatologists to administer. However, as times have changed, more and more dentists are beginning to offer Botox and dermal fillers as part of their available in-house services. Why? When you consider the area of the body a dentist focuses on most, it is imperative that they have a clear understanding of the facial structure and how it works.
Every day, dentists perform various procedures on the oral and maxillofacial areas. According to Dr. Louis Malcmacher, who is a general dentist in Bay Village, Ohio, and president of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, he makes the case that “another reason that dentists are the best professionals to deliver these applications is also because we are the best injectors around. We inject anesthetic for a living, and we know how to make these injections comfortable, quick, and relatively painless for our patients.”
Dentists spend each day working inside the oral cavity and throughout the soft tissues and structures of the face. It’s only natural that they would be included in the list of healthcare professionals who are qualified to provide such esthetic services. Not to mention, visiting a dentist for Botox or dermal fillers can make it easier for you when it comes to timing. How? It is possible to schedule a dental checkup and cleaning and Botox treatment in the same visit, effectively reducing the amount of time you spend driving back and forth to your dentist’s office for treatment.
Yes, you do have the option to go elsewhere for Botox, but when you can rely on the same dedicated professional to care for your smile and face, why go anywhere else?
About the Author
Dr. Philip Batson and Dr. Elizabeth Abe are a husband-and-wife team that oversees Columbia Health Smiles. Equipped with the advanced training needed to administer Botox, patients looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles can turn to Dr. Batson and Dr. Abe for help. Offering personalized treatment plans, they can determine the appropriate dosage and number of visits needed to achieve desired results. If you want to turn back the clock and embrace a younger, more vibrant appearance, contact us via the website or by calling (573) 875-7071.