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Botox… at the dentist?

At Dr. Gregory Martin DDS, we are committed to providing our clients with high-quality dental services. One of our most popular treatments is Botox and dermal fillers – two procedures that are used to address wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes, lips or nose.

What is Cosmetic Botox?

Cosmetic Botox is a type of treatment in which botulinum toxin is injected to relax the muscles in the face. It is often used for cosmetic reasons, but it can also be used for medical reasons like spasticity or migraines. The effects last up to 4 months, which means that it usually has to be repeated every 3-4 months.

Cosmetic Botox and Dermal Fillers

Now that you know about our cosmetic procedures, let’s go into more detail about where they come in. Botox is a treatment for lines and wrinkles caused by the natural aging process. It can be injected to relax facial muscles temporarily to smooth out expression lines on the forehead, around the eyes, or between the brows. Dermal fillers are injections of materials used to make certain areas of your face fuller or smaller. They are often used to fill out thin lips or sunken cheeks.

What Dental Patients Can Benefit from Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic procedures can be used to improve the appearance of your smile, creating a more youthful and confident look. For some patients, cosmetic procedures can also relieve their anxiety or fears about their appearance. Cosmetic procedures are an investment in yourself–in your emotional well-being, your self-esteem, and your personal goals.

How do I find a Dentist for a Cosmetic Procedure?

Cosmetic procedures are as varied as you can imagine. You can search for a dentist by what is offered, such as teeth whitening or braces. However, the best way is to find a dentist that has experience with cosmetic procedures and do your research on them. A good dentist will know the most current trends in their field and be able to offer advice on what you should do.

Why Get a Cosmetic Procedure?

Cosmetic procedures provide a solution to a variety of flaws, such as:

  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Lip augmentation
  • Nose reshaping
  • Chin augmentation
  • Neck lift or neck liposuction
  • Jawline reduction

 

We’re Here to Help

The reasons for having cosmetic surgery are completely individualized. Each person has different motivations for choosing to have this procedure done. People might want to change how they look in order to feel better about themselves, adjust their appearance when they lose weight, or simply because they are self-conscious. Not everyone will be a good candidate for surgery, but it is important to remember that there are other avenues available when the time is right. There are plenty of ways to beautify yourself without having any kind of surgery done whatsoever. The ultimate decision is up to the individual and what would make them happy.