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BOTOX® – Louisville, KY

Reducing The Impact of Facial Lines & Wrinkles

Facial lines and wrinkles are one of the most visually noticeable signs of aging. If you’re tired of looking older than you actually are or would like to reduce the appearance of these obvious features, BOTOX treatment can help. Not only is this procedure short, effective, and safe, but the results can also last for long periods of time, making it a great cosmetic and therapeutic investment. If you’d like to learn more about BOTOX treatment, be sure to schedule an appointment on our website!

What is BOTOX Treatment?

person having BOTOX injections in their forehead

BOTOX is short for botulinum toxin, which is a bacteria that helps freeze certain overworked facial muscles, allowing them to relax. Your cosmetic dentist in Louisville is able to use a diluted version of this to help smooth out facial lines and wrinkles which form from frowning and aging. This treatment has also been used to treat medical conditions such as TMJ disorder as well, allowing patients to experience relief from chronic jaw pain.

Once you decide that BOTOX is right for you, we’ll dilute the bacteria in a saline solution after mapping out what areas of your face you’re looking to improve. We’ll then inject the BOTOX into these marked areas of tissue. The length of the treatment depends on how many injections you’re looking to get. Typically, each one takes about five to 10 minutes to administer.

Who is a Good Candidate?

a syringe of BOTOX

If you feel unhappy with wrinkles, lines, and creases that have appeared on your face over the years, you’ll likely be a good candidate for this treatment. Typically, this is a great option for patients who are in their late 20s or older, who are looking to fix cosmetic facial flaws such as:

  • Crow’s feet that form around the eyes.
  • Lines between the eyebrows from frowning.
  • Horizontal forehead lines.
  • Thinned lips.

It’s considered a relatively safe treatment with minimal side-effects and risks as well, so you won’t have to worry about experiencing discomfort or having to endure a long healing process.

Using BOTOX To Treat TMJ Disorder

person having BOTOX injected to treat crow’s feet

Dr. Shoemaker utilizes BOTOX treatment to also treat TMJ disorder, which is a problem that affects the temporomandibular joints that attach your jaw to your skull. When BOTOX is injected into the affected muscles and area of the jaw, it keeps them from being overworked, which can cause chronic pain, tenderness, soreness, earaches, and even headaches.

If you would like to learn more about the many ways in which we’re able to utilize BOTOX treatment at Exceptional Dentistry, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our team will be more than happy to walk you through the process and discuss the therapeutic and cosmetic benefits that this treatment has to offer.

BOTOX FAQs

Would you like to learn more about what BOTOX in Louisville can do to enhance your appearance? Below, we’ve compiled and answered some of the most common questions that we receive from patients for your convenience.

How long will my BOTOX results last?

BOTOX results can last anywhere from three to six months. Once your facial muscles slowly begin returning to their regular, overworked state, you’ll likely notice the wrinkles begin to reappear. As soon as that happens, you can call our office to schedule another appointment. Typically, first-timers may notice that their results may not last as long as the ones they get after their second or third treatment.

Are BOTOX injections painful?

BOTOX injections aren’t painful at all. We utilize a small, 31-gauge needle to administer the injections quickly. Most patients report that they hardly feel them as they happen. Some people say that the area under the eyebrow can feel like it has been stung by a bee when they receive injections there, but that pain typically goes away within a day or so.

How soon will I be able to notice results from BOTOX?

Depending on the products used and whether you follow our aftercare directions, you can notice results within a day or two of treatment. However, the most noticeable ones typically appear within three to four days. To achieve optimal results, it’s a good idea to follow these tips:

  • Always see a trained professional for injections.
  • Tell us what medications you’re on, including vitamins and herbal remedies.
  • Stay still during the injections.
  • Don’t touch or massage the injection site afterwards.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol afterward.
  • Don’t get a facial or skin treatment for at least 24 hours.

Is BOTOX safe?

When administered by a trained professional, like Dr. Shoemaker, who has extensive neuromuscular knowledge and advanced cosmetic treatment training, receiving BOTOX is completely safe. BOTOX has been approved by the FDA to treat different medical conditions as well, such as TMJ dysfunction. However, it’s important to note that there are risks for certain populations of patients, such as people who are pregnant or have certain neurological conditions. To avoid complications, we’ll always consult with you about your medical history before we administer injections.

Why do I have lines on my face?

Fine lines and wrinkles appear on the face due to overworked muscles that have begun to bunch up. BOTOX injections help these muscles relax by restricting their movement and allowing them to appear more smooth, minimizing the impact that they have on the appearance of your skin.