Facial muscles that create smiles, frowns, and other expressions are constantly contracting beneath the skin. Over time, those contractions create animation lines – wrinkles between the eyes – and expression lines around the eyes, mouth, and nose. Botox injections can minimize the visibility of those lines.
Molly Weiandt, DMD, is licensed to administer Botox injections. At MW Dentistry & Esthetics, you can get the dental care you need, along with facial esthetic services, in a professional and comfortable environment.
How Botox Works
Botox is a brand name for the bacteria that causes food poisoning-related paralysis, but in microscopic doses, it is not harmful. Botox immobilizes the muscles that create expression lines, and its effects last three to six months.
Botox injections cause slight discomfort, but they aren’t painful, and the procedure takes just a few minutes. Most patients experience no side effects, but Botox injections may cause temporary headaches, bruising, or temporary eyelid drooping.
Limitations of Botox
Wrinkles caused by sun damage, smoking, loss of skin elasticity, and gravity cannot be treated with Botox. Dermal fillers are effective for treating those types of wrinkles. Dermal fillers create a more youthful appearance by plumping facial hollows and creases, and the effects last up to two years.