Marrero Botox Injections
If you are no longer look as young as you feel but would like to avoid an invasive cosmetic procedure, then you might be a perfect candidate for botox injections. Here at Southern Dental Care, our Marrero botox injections procedures can help you achieve your cosmetic goals with a quick and effective treatment that can be carried out in just minutes.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is made from a substance known as the botulinum toxin. While the name might sound ominous, this neurotoxin is incredibly safe when administered by an experienced injection specialist. Many years ago, doctors began using the botulinum toxin to treat disorders that caused muscles to become rigid. Within a short period of time, they noticed that wrinkles near the injection sites began to disappear. Once approved by the FDA, botox quickly became one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country with hundreds of thousands of injections taking place every year.
Treating Cosmetic and Medical Issues
Botox can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. While most of us know of botox usage in a cosmetic sphere, it is also used in a number of therapeutic and medical applications. Botox is an approved in the treatment of chronic migraines, TMJ, eye spasms, shoulder pain, neck pain, and excessive sweating.
Your Botox Appointment
Botox injections should always be preceded by an initial appointment with a trained medical professional. During this appointment, Southern Dental Care will give you a closer look at how Botox works and what you can expect during your own treatment. You will need to notify the dentist or injection nurse of any medical conditions that could affect the treatment. This includes allergies, any medication you are taking, and past surgeries near the injection sites. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for Botox, then the injections themselves can be carried out in as little as 15 minutes.
While most patients do not need anesthetics, some ask to have the injection sites numbed with a topical cream. At that point, you will receive anywhere from 10 to 50 units of Botox depending on your needs.
Enjoying Long-Term Results
After the injections have taken place, you can head right back to work or your other daily activities. The initial results should become apparent within 48 hours, but the full effects will not be noticeable until a few days after that. On average, the results will last for three to four months depending on the patient’s age and the state of their skin. As the wrinkles become apparent once again, you can simply schedule your next appointment for additional injections.
If you would like to know more about this popular procedure, then please contact our team at Southern Dental Care to learn more about what we offer for Marrero botox injections or to schedule an appointment.