BOTOX ® Cosmetic is effective on many wrinkles that commonly form as we age. The most commonly treated ones include:
- Vertical lines between the brows (glabellar lines)
- Horizontal lines in the forehead
- Crow’s feet
- Lipstick lines around the mouth
In addition, BOTOX ® Cosmetic can be used to treat bunny lines around the nose and sometimes even for turkey neck.
There are many other applications for BOTOX ® besides wrinkles. It is sometimes used to treat excessive sweating.
How BOTOX ® Cosmetic Works
BOTOX ® Cosmetic works by relaxing facial muscles. Our muscles have adapted to learn and anticipate actions we perform habitually, including facial expressions. If you look at the list of wrinkles treated above, you will see that each of them is part of a normal facial expression, such as smiling, frowning, or making an angry expression. But apart from the expression and permanently frozen, we associate them with aging.
BOTOX ® Cosmetic tells these overactive muscles to relax. They’re not frozen, and you can still activate them. The effects of it are also temporary—after a few months they wear off, so you can decide if you’re unhappy with the results and don’t want to continue treatment
Is BOTOX ® Safe?
Many people worry that it might be dangerous because the active ingredient is a deadly toxin. It’s important to remember that any medicine is deadly if taken in high doses. In properly administered doses, BOTOX ® Cosmetic is among the safest cosmetic treatments available.
According to a recent study of more than 20,000 procedures, the risk of adverse events is about 0.03%, one out of each 3300 injections. The most common “adverse event” is swelling and redness at the injection site.
BOTOX ® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. More than five million people get BOTOX ® Cosmetic injections each year, and the treatment has been in common use for the last fifteen years. All our evidence shows that this treatment is exceedingly safe, when you work with an experienced injector in a clinical setting.
Why Should I Visit a Dentist for BOTOX ® in Columbus, OH?
A dentist is highly qualified to perform injections. A dentist has a thorough and deep understanding of the anatomy of the head and neck. Dentists also perform facial injections routinely, more often than many other doctors who may offer BOTOX® Cosmetic. Getting injections performed at the dentist is also convenient and discreet if you don’t want anyone to know you’re getting them.
Many patients schedule this simple and non surgical procedure during their 6 month visit for their routine check up and take care of several necessary procedures with just one call. Give our office a call today (614) 848-5001 or email us and see how easy it is to schedule your visit as well!