Your Common Questions About BOTOX® Answered
As we get older, our skin becomes dry and less elastic both because of the aging process as well as sun exposure. Wrinkles around our eyes, nose, and mouth are natural byproducts of these. But the good news is that you can minimize the appearance of wrinkles with Botox.
At our Green Bay, WI area dental practice, Dr. Chad Yenchensky can use BOTOX® injections to relax the muscles in these trouble spots, giving you are relaxed, refreshed appearance.
Here’s what you should know before getting your first treatment of this FDA-approved treatment.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is administered via an injection that relaxes the muscles. Frown lines and wrinkles that appear because of repeated muscle contractions are smoothed out after treatment.
How Much BOTOX® Will I Need?
On average, patients need the following number of units, depending on the current state of their skin:
- Eyebrow lift—2 to 5 units
- Forehead lines—10 to 30 units
- Crow’s feet—5 to 15 units (per side)
- Anger lines (between eyebrows)—10 to 25 units
- Lines along the side of the nose—5 to 10 units
- Smile lift (corners of the mouth)—3 to 6 units
- Dimpled chin—2 to 6 units
Will I Feel Numb?
No! Contrary to popular opinion, BOTOX® will not make you feel numb even though it does prevent the muscles from moving. BOTOX® does not stop you from being able to make expressions with your face, such as raising your eyebrows.
How Long Do the Effects of BOTOX® Last?
Most people find that their results last for about three to six months, although it does depend on the individual. If you notice wrinkles start to appear again, simply make an appointment for another treatment.
Why Would I Go to the Dentist to Get BOTOX®?
If you think about it, your dentist is uniquely qualified to administer BOTOX®. Dentists spend years studying the oral and maxillofacial areas (that means the face from chin to forehead) as a part of their education. Who better to trust with BOTOX®?
Call FoxView Dental near Green Bay, WI to learn more about BOTOX® and enjoy a refreshed, more youthful appearance.