Are you interested in regaining your healthy, youthful facial features with Botox? Many people are, but don’t want to visit a plastic surgeon or specialist. Thankfully, enjoying the benefits of BOTOX or dermal fillers could be as easy as taking a trip to your dentist’s office! After years of advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and studying the structure of the face, your South Burlington dentist is proud to offer these popular treatments. Read on to find out more about getting Botox from a dentist.
What Is Botox?
Botox is most commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the face. This FDA-approved injectable solution temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles, which keeps them from creasing when smiling, frowning, laughing, or squinting. In turn, this keeps wrinkles from forming in the skin! Botox is also used to treat certain pain disorders or muscle issues and has been shown to be effective in minimizing the effects of problems like migraines.
Why Visit the Dentist for Botox?
Botox is commonly associated with plastic surgeons, specialists, and dermatologists. However, more and more dentists are beginning to offer this unique service in-house as well. At first this may seem odd, after all, Botox has nothing to do with your teeth! However, a cosmetic dentist is experienced in helping improve their patients’ appearances via their smiles. Plus, it’s essential that a dentist has a clear and detailed understanding of the facial structure and how it works. In the end, administering Botox treatments is a natural extension of professional dental work!
While you would likely prefer not to think about it, a dentist is a master of injections as well. Every day, they administer precise and comfortable injections of anesthetic to ensure their patients are comfortable during more involved treatments. In fact, the president of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics Dr. Louis Malcmacher even calls dentists “master injectors” who are perfect for administering Botox. Dentist also work ever so carefully within the oral and maxillofacial areas, caring for much more than just your teeth! A dentist ensures that your entire mouth is healthy, including all the soft tissues such as your tongue, lips, cheeks, throat, and gums.
Aside from their credentials, training, and natural abilities as a dentist, visiting your dentist for a Botox treatment can benefit you personally as well. You could potentially schedule your Botox treatment the same day as your regular checkup, which could save you a lot of time and money. Most importantly perhaps, you’ll feel confident in your treatment because your results will be in the hands of a team and professional you already know and trust.
Ask your dentist today if they offer Botox treatments. A youthful, wrinkle-free face and a gleaming smile may be as close as your dentist’s office!
About the Practice
At Green Mountain Dental, Dr. Tyler Aten and Dr. Nusi Brown care about so much more than just cavities. They’re dedicated to helping the families of South Burlington and the surrounding communities achieve the happy, beautiful smiles they deserve for a healthy lifestyle. They’re proud to offer a wide array of services, including Botox treatments, to help you feel great about your smile. To schedule your consultation, they can be reached online or at (802) 863-3950.