Growing older isn’t all bad. In fact, for most of us, it comes with many benefits. But one decided drawback of aging is the accumulation of wrinkles. The good news is that you can keep the life experience and all your wisdom, but ditch the wrinkles to look dramatically younger, thanks to treatments like BOTOX ® Cosmetic.

If you are looking to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles with BOTOX ® Cosmetic in Spokane Valley, please call (509) 927-2273 today for an appointment with a dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.

Woman with piercing eyes smiles while showing off her glowing skinWhat BOTOX ® Cosmetic Can Do

BOTOX ® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world partly because it’s very versatile. It works by relaxing facial muscles that have started contracting without direct instruction, like habitual parts of facial expressions that don’t go away even though the emotion is long passed.

There are many common facial wrinkles caused this way:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical lines between the brows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lipstick lines (also called smoker’s lines)
  • Bunny lines

Of course, treating wrinkles is just one aspect of treatment since it can be used in many other contexts that we’ll talk about more later.

The Safest Treatment

Another reason why BOTOX ® Cosmetic is so popular is that it is very safe. In fact, multiple studies show that it is safer than many other common aesthetic treatments. The treatment was approved in 2002, and since then it’s been used millions of times a year in the US. Complications are very rare.

How rare? A study of more than 20,000 cosmetic treatments performed around the country showed that there were no serious adverse events associated with BOTOX ® Cosmetic injections. And even minor complications were very rare, an average of just one out of 3300 procedures. Your risk of any adverse event is then something like 0.03%. If you get BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment three times a year, you would experience just one adverse event in 1000 years!

Why Choose a Dentist for BOTOX ® Cosmetic

You might think that a dermatologist or plastic surgeon is your best choice for BOTOX ® Cosmetic. However, a dentist, especially a neuromuscular dentist, is actually a great choice for treatment.

First, you’re already going to the dentist, so it lets you get treatment more conveniently. In addition, you can keep your secret–no one needs to know that you are getting BOTOX ® Cosmetic.

Second, dentists have detailed training and experience with the facial structure, including many of the muscles you want to get injected (and the ones you want to avoid affecting). They are used to giving facial injections, so they have a steady, gentle hand, which can reduce the effect of injections–less redness and swelling.

Jaw Sculpting with BOTOX ® Cosmetic

BOTOX ® Cosmetic can actually be used to achieve some significant reshaping of the face. Much of the shape of the jaw is created by jaw muscles. These can become overgrown or asymmetrical because of jaw imbalance and jaw clenching and grinding (bruxism). In these situations, BOTOX ® Cosmetic can be used to reduce the amount of jaw muscle activity, which will reduce the size of jaw muscles.

That way, you can transform the shape of your face and increase symmetry without surgery.

Reducing Jaw Pain and Headaches

Because BOTOX ® works by relaxing muscles, it can be used to relax muscles that do more than just cause wrinkles. Tension headaches and even migraines caused by tense muscles can be reduced or eliminated with regular BOTOX ® injections. BOTOX ® can even help treat temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), where muscle tension is the source of jaw pain–the most common type.

Are You Considering BOTOX ® Cosmetic in Spokane Valley?

If you are looking for BOTOX ® Cosmetic, please call (509) 927-2273 today for an appointment with a dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics in Spokane Valley.