Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin. Botox works by weakening the muscle activity it is targeting. This muscle weakening allows the skin above the muscle to smooth out. At Southeast Family Dental, it is injected into the muscle and blocks the nerve impulses that trigger muscle contraction. This reduces muscle activity, which results in reduced fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is most effective on forehead lines, crow’s feet, and fine lines and wrinkles around and under the eyes.
When Should I Consider Botox?
Botox can have many positive effects, making it an excellent option for many people. Here are a few situations when you should consider Botox:
- You have deep wrinkles that are difficult to get rid of.
- You have wrinkles in specific areas, such as the forehead or around the eyes.
- You have wrinkles that are causing you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. The muscles then become less active, leading to fewer fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. Injecting Botox near some regions of the face can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and furrows in the skin. Botox is most effective when injected into fine lines that show when frowning or smiling. For example, injecting Botox into the muscles surrounding the eyes can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. Botox can also be injected into the forehead to smooth out forehead wrinkles or frown lines.
The Procedure for Botox
We will review your medical history during your consultation and determine if Botox is right for you. Once we’ve decided you are a good candidate, we will discuss topical numbing agents or prescription medications that may help with the pain. We will then begin the treatment by applying an ice pack to the areas being treated. During the procedure, we administer Botox through a very fine needle. This may cause a slight pinching sensation. Some patients experience minor discomfort.
The Benefits of Botox
You can get Botox in about 10 minutes, and that’s it. No more appointments. No more waiting. No more stress. Just quick, easy, and painless.
Botox is an injectable that requires no surgery. It’s an entirely safe procedure that provides impressive results and no downtime.
It's Perfect for Frown Lines
Botox can smooth out frown lines, giving you a more youthful and relaxed appearance. Botox takes just a few tiny injections, and you’re done. No anesthetics, no pain. It’s fast, easy, and effective.
Botox can be used to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, lip lines, lipstick lines, neck creases, and bunny lines. Visit Southeast Family Dental at 6020 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, or call (317) 359-8000 to schedule an appointment.