Patients who long for a more youthful appearance but have reservations about a surgical facelift can consider Botox as an alternative. This treatment uses an injection to fill in the tissues surrounding crow’s feet, as well as wrinkles that form between the brow as a result of a patient’s countless facial contractions over the course of decades. In fact, Botox actually reduces these types of contractions for smoother skin.
An oral surgeon can inject Botox at the desired site with minimal discomfort for the patient, who may feel a pinch at the injection. The oral surgeon can numb the injection site with a local anesthetic at the patient’s request.
It might be surprising that an oral surgeon would provide such a service, but these specialists are actually well-suited to focus on facial aesthetics, as they have extensive expertise in the various structures that create a balanced, youthful appearance in the face. The surgeon will take care to avoid “overdoing it,” leaving behind a plastic-like, noticeably artificial look.
It’s important to choose a licensed Botox provider to get safe, effective treatment. We encourage you to ask your provider about their qualifications to dispense this treatment.
The results of Botox are temporary, so you’ll need to plan to return to the office for maintenance treatments. Your provider will advise you of the schedule for these appointments.
Your provider will also educate you about the risks and potential side effects of Botox treatments and the specific issues that warrant immediate follow-up with a physician or emergency room.
For problems other than wrinkles in the upper third of the face, such as thinning lips or double chins, other non-surgical interventions may be available. Talk to your provider to learn about these treatments as well.
If you want to recapture your youth by eliminating wrinkles on your face, you may not need to go the surgical facelift route. Non-surgical interventions such as Botox can help you to achieve your aesthetic goals. Call our office to schedule a consultation and learn more about this treatment option.