The upcoming holiday season means parties and pictures, which also means that you want to look your best. You may be surprised to learn that the same oral surgeon that does dental implants and wisdom tooth removal in San Diego can also help you look younger with Botox injections . Here is a look at how Botox can give you a new, refreshed look for the holiday season.
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and between your brows. It works on dynamic wrinkles, which appear in response to muscle movement under your skin. For instance, if you get wrinkles when you squint your eyes, the muscles around your eyes are causing the skin to fold. Botox injections work by reducing the movement of those muscles. When the muscles don’t move, that skin stays smooth. As a result, you’ll look younger and refreshed. Because Botox works on dynamic wrinkles, it doesn’t address sagging skin or static wrinkles that exist without muscle movement.
How do I prepare for Botox injections?
Botox injections are done in a fast, in-office procedure. No preparation is required. After choosing the appropriate injection sites, your oral surgeon will inject the Botox using a series of shots. No anesthesia is required, and most patients find the process virtually painless. There may be some minor swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites immediately after the procedure, which should go away quickly. Ideally, you should have Botox performed a few days before any major event, so that any minor side effects that do occur are gone.
How often do I need to get Botox?
You will usually begin to see results from Botox within 24 to 48 hours of treatment. Typically, people need touch-up treatments every few months to maintain their results. Your oral surgeon can help you decide how often you should repeat the injections.