When you first think of Botox, your mind probably immediately thinks of the ways it can help reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds from repetitive muscle contractions and old age. Botox has built its reputation as the go-to treatment for anti-aging solutions, making it one of the most popular procedures performed in the United States.
Learn why having a few small Botox injections in just the right places can enhance your smile and make you feel like the best version of yourself regardless of your age.
Using Botox to Battle Against Aging
Botox is a natural, purified protein that is used to help erase fine lines, reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, and turn back the hands of time restoring your youthful complexion. For both men and women who want to diminish the signs of aging, Botox is an ideal solution.
Botox is commonly used as an anti-aging treatment to reduce the appearance of:
- Dynamic wrinkles
- Vertical furrows between the eyebrows
- Worry lines, or horizontal furrows in the forehead
- Crows feet at the corners of the eyes
- Deep lines that are caused by repeated facial muscle patterns and everyday expressions
Improving on Smile Aesthetics
Dr. de Jongh can expertly inject around the muscles that help to raise your upper lip when you smile and can help to smooth deep vertical creases, taking years off your appearance by improving your smile. There is no downtime to heal with this type of procedure, and you will see results in 24 to 36 hours. Also, Botox treatments last on average of six months.
Reducing Upper and Lower Lip Lines
Botox injections between the lip and the skin will cause the orbicularis muscle to relax, which helps to soften lip lines and dramatically improves a person’s smile. Whether due to aging, genetics, or excessive sun exposure, Botox can correct what are referred to as “smoker’s lines,” or upper and lower lip lines.
Improving a Gummy Smile
While dental surgery to correct a gummy smile is relatively painless, this type of surgery is intrusive and requires several weeks of healing. Botox can also improve a gummy smile by injecting Botox into the muscles that control and elevate the upper lip, allowing the muscles to relax and hide more of the gum tissue. This procedure requires no downtime to heal and lasts for roughly six months.
Smooth Out Marionette Lines
The deep vertical creases that extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth are often referred to as marionette lines. These lines tend to deepen with age; treating them with Botox can take years off of a person’s appearance almost instantly.
Correcting Facial Asymmetry
Botox treatment can be used following other cosmetic dental procedures as a final step in facial aesthetic restoration. The symmetrical appearance of a smile makes a big difference.
Relaxing Tight Neck Muscles
Botox injections in just the right places help to release jaw tension and alleviate discomfort and pain caused by TMJ disorder. A TMJ disorder can cause pain or tenderness anywhere in your jaw or face, making it hard to eat or speak. Botox can help in providing instant relief from this common disorder.
More Than Just a Cosmetic Tool
Botox is a medical treatment with therapeutic applications and is used to relieve pain and discomfort every day. More than just a cosmetic tool used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is also commonly used:
- As a therapeutic agent
- Medical treatments
- In treatment for TMJ Disorders
- To eliminate headaches due to teeth grinding
- To treat lockjaw in cases of severe stress
Subtle Results and a Conservative Procedure
Botox is quick, simple, and much more affordable than expensive surgeries. The entire procedure is both safe and effective. Treatment takes only a few days to take effect and can last for 3-6 months. You will never have to worry about anyone thinking you have had “work done” as Botox gives patients subtle and conservative results every time.
Ready for the smile you’ve always wanted? Contact our Houston office today, to schedule an appointment for improving your smile.