Botox in Birmingham, AL
Botox has become a popular cosmetic treatment for many adults living in and around Birmingham, AL, and there is a reason why. After all, Botox makes it possible to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles of the face without the need for anesthesia, incisions, or surgery. This cosmetic injectable can offer amazing results that can last up to six months. Of course, before turning to our dentist Dr. Chelsea Maniscalco for Botox, here’s what you should know.
Yes, Dentists Administer Botox, Too!
Botox isn’t just for dermatologists and physicians. The dental team here at Central Avenue Dentistry also provides cosmetic services including Botox, because we understand just how important it is to be able to improve your appearance through the use of both cosmetic dentistry and dermatology to enhance your features.
Our dental team has received specialized training to be able to administer Botox to adults over 21 years old. Botox is a great option for patients looking to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, as well as younger patients looking to prevent the development of these lines and wrinkles.
It Isn’t Just for Cosmetic Benefits
When people think of Botox, they often think of the cosmetic benefits it offers. Of course, this isn’t Botox’s only application. In fact, this injectable has been FDA approved to treat a wide range of other conditions including,
- Headaches and migraines caused by muscle tension in the face and neck
- Teeth grinding and jaw clenching
- TMJ disorder-related jaw pain
In as little as 5-10 minutes, Botox is administered right here in our office by our expert dental team. Patients can return to their daily activities immediately after with minimal swelling and redness. If you are getting Botox for cosmetic purposes, you should begin to see results in as little as 3-4 days (with full results appearing within one week after treatment). Those who decide to get Botox to treat facial pain or headaches may see results within a couple of days.
Of course, Botox is temporary, so you’ll want to discuss with our dentists whether you should come in for maintenance treatments and how often. We can map out your treatment plan during your consultation so that you know how often you should come in for follow-up treatment. The average length of Botox is about six months.