Counteract the Effects of Aging with Botox

Dr. Alex Planes does not want to see his patients suffer from the emotional effects of sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. He is the premier Vero Beach cosmetic dentist to see with questions about treating the signs of aging with Botox. As long as the skin damage is not caused by the sun or the effects of gravity, it is likely that Botox can be used to smooth and soften areas plagued by fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox can be used strictly for cosmetic purposes, but it also has therapeutic value. Patients with TMJ may find relief from associated clenching and muscle spasms. Some patients choose Botox injections to reduce the appearance of an overly gummy smile. It is often used alongside cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dr. Planes and his team at Planes Dental Arts have a superb understanding of structures of the face, so it only makes sense that they are versed in the benefits of Botox on smile & frown lines, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, wrinkles between the eyes, and on the forehead.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected straight into the muscle. This stops communication between the affected muscle and the brain, therefore, the muscle cannot contract to form lines and wrinkles. When done right, the patient’s ability to utilize facial expressions is not affected. Once the muscles relax, the skin looks softer and virtually wrinkle free. Most patients agree that results last between 4-6 months before it is time for a touch-up.

Can Botox become a part of my dental routine?

Botox injection timeframes line up almost perfectly with twice a year routine dental check-ups. Many patients choose to try Botox after they begin restorative dental work. As the teeth are restored to their former glory (or beyond their former glory, in many cases), people often seek to further enhance their smiles by erasing the impact of age on their expression lines. Botox can be scheduled to coincide with other dental work. Side effects are considered mild and include headaches and bruising. Patients should not rub the treated area and remain upright for several hours after treatment. The procedure itself is done with such fine needles that no anesthetic is necessary and most people return to work the same day.

The residents of Vero Beach, FL have basically have access to a one stop shop for cosmetic dentistry and anti-aging cosmetic procedures like Botox at Planes Dental Arts. Enjoy the youthful glow that comes from a confident smile.