Soften Wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic
Facial lines and wrinkles occur naturally with age, stress, or environmental factors, and can detract from a patient's appearance. Dr. Damien Armstrong offers BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments to help patients in East Brainerd, TN, achieve more youthful and vibrant facial features. Dr. Armstrong is highly skilled in administering BOTOX® treatments, working with individual patients to help them achieve their unique aesthetic goals. If you are seeking the cosmetic benefits of this quick and effective procedure, contact our office today.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
We perform the same frequent, and often involuntary, muscle movements to squint or smile millions of times throughout our lives. Over the years, these repeated movements will cause permanent lines to form in the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable agent used to relax underlying facial muscles, helping to diminish or eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The BOTOX® agent is a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin type A, a bacterium-produced neuromuscular toxin. This safe and effective treatment has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to smooth skin, alleviate eye-muscle disorders, and prevent the recurrence of migraine headaches.
During a single, brief visit to our office, Dr. Armstrong can use BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to improve the appearance of the:
- Eyes: We can reduce or eliminate wrinkles near the corner of the eyes, often referred to as "crows feet," that are caused by repeated muscle movements involved in making facial expressions.
- Brows: BOTOX® Cosmetic can treat wrinkles that form in the area between the eyes. This treatment can also be used as a minimally invasive alternative to a brow lift, helping to eliminate frown lines between the brows.
- Forehead: One of the most common treatment areas, BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce or eliminate permanent horizontal wrinkles that form on the forehead.
- Jaw: Patients with oversized jaw muscles can improve the contours of their face with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
Virtually anyone between the ages of 18 and 65 who is seeking to reduce or eliminate wrinkles is a potential candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. During a personal consultation, Dr. Armstrong will review your candidacy for treatment.
After meeting with Dr. Armstrong to discuss your expectations for treatment, we will administer BOTOX® Cosmetic injections during a brief appointment. To begin, you will be asked to move specific facial muscles to help the doctor identify the ideal treatment locations. Dr. Armstrong will administer BOTOX® Cosmetic injections directly into the muscles that are causing your wrinkles or fine lines. The injection process typically takes less than 20 minutes. No anesthesia is required, but your doctor may use a cold compress or cream to numb the targeted areas. If you experience any discomfort, it should subside after a short time. After your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is complete, you can return to your daily activities almost immediately.
If you have aesthetic concerns over wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Armstrong can use BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to help improve and revitalize the appearance of your skin. To schedule your consultation, contact River City Dentistry today.