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Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic By Stephen Dowell, DDS on March 19, 2022

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. Many wrinkles are classified as dynamic, which means that they are linked to muscular contractions. Dynamic wrinkles are most noticeable when a person is making an expression, like frowning, smiling, or laughing. One of the most effective treatments for dynamic wrinkles is BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Botox Cosmetic targets the muscles responsible for common facial wrinkles, like frown lines, to soften and diminish their appearance. Individuals in the Minerva, Carrollton, and Dover, OH, area who are considering treatment at Dowell Dental Group should read on to learn about the many benefits of Botox Cosmetic.

Non-surgical Wrinkle Treatment

Over-the-counter wrinkle creams often fail to meet up to a patient’s expectations, but surgical intervention may seem overwhelming and costly. One of the greatest benefits of Botox Cosmetic treatment is that it is minimally invasive, yet remarkably effective. Botox treatment requires no incisions. Instead, the product is administered via a series of injections. Botox Cosmetic temporarily paralyzes targeted muscles to prevent muscular contractions. This prohibits deep lines from forming and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic gives patients the results they desire, while allowing them to avoid a plastic surgery procedure. 

Fast and Easy Procedure

Not only is Botox treatment minimally invasive, but the procedure is fast and easy. To target wrinkles effectively, patients receive a series of strategically placed injections. Most treatment sessions are completed in 30 minutes or less, so they can easily fit into even the busiest of schedules. The needles used for Botox treatment are small, so most people feel nothing more than a slight pinch when injections are given. A topical anesthetic can be applied prior to Botox treatment to further enhance patient comfort throughout the procedure.

Immediate Results

The effects of Botox treatment are noticeable almost immediately. Right after a Botox procedure the skin around the treatment site may be red and slightly swollen, but that generally lasts no more than a few hours. Once those side effects subside, patients should notice that their wrinkles are less defined. The wrinkles will continue to soften in the days after treatment. After maximum results have been achieved, they should last for at least four months. As the effects of Botox start to fade, patients can schedule another treatment session.

Rejuvenates the Appearance

The reason that people choose to undergo Botox is that they are looking for results, and Botox Cosmetic treatment provides them with just that. Botox temporarily stops muscle contractions to prevent deep lines from forming, and to soften or eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. This can rejuvenate a person’s appearance, making them look more refreshed, relaxed, and often years younger. If people continue to undergo repeated Botox sessions, as needed, the rejuvenating effects will become more pronounced over time.

Contact Our Practice

If you are considering Botox treatment to address unwanted facial wrinkles, the team at Dowell Dental Group would be happy to provide you with more information about the procedure and its expected results. To schedule a personal consultation, send us a message online, or call (330) 868-5001.


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