Frequently Asked Questions on Botox
Botox Treatment in Seattle, WA
Botox is a minimally invasive solution that gets real results. It’s one of the most popular treatments for non-surgical facial rejuvenation for plenty of reasons. Of course, any treatment will have questions and concerns.
The team at Seattle Dental Associates has put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you conduct your research. Of course, the best information comes from speaking to an expert directly. Give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your appointment for Botox injections. Our practice is always happy to help you find the right solution and get the results you want. Contact our Seattle dentistry office today.
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved temporary treatment that works to lessen the effects of repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, and smiling over the years. It temporarily reduces muscle activity to smooth frown lines. It is designed to deliver natural-looking, subtle results without the effect of looking overdone or unnatural. Nobody should be able to tell you had any work done other than you looking more youthful with fewer deep age lines.
What specific concerns can be treated?
Another reason Botox is so popular is due to the wide range of positive results it provides. We use it most often to diminish fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The most popular areas treated are corners of the mouth, forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet, and brow.
Who performs the injections?
At Seattle Dental Associates, your Botox injections will be administered by one of our licensed cosmetic dentists. Dental education is based not just on your teeth and gums, but the maxillofacial areas as well. This gives dentists the unique and advantaged approach to understand how and why Botox works well for facial aesthetics.
How long is the Botox treatment appointment?
We administer Botox right in our downtown Seattle office. The injection only takes about half an hour, depending on the areas we’re targeting. Many of our patients stop by for their Botox treatment during their lunch break and are free to return back about their day after.
Is it painful?
As with all our procedures, we take care to minimalize pain and discomfort during your appointment. Most patients admit that they experience only slight discomfort that quickly diminished.
How many injections will I need?
Depending on where we’re injecting the Botox, the process could be three to five injections. The crow’s feet area only needs three, while frown lines and forehead areas usually require five injections to relax the muscles. When you meet with us, we’ll discuss your best course of action and develop a treatment plan that’s unique to you.
Is there any recovery or downtime?
Usually, there is no downtime or recovery time. You are free to carry about your day after our appointment. Some bruising or swelling may occur but should fade quickly.
How long after Botox do you see results?
Botox takes about two weeks for results to appear on your face. They then last several months. We recommend scheduling follow-up appointments and a schedule to maintain the results you desire as Botox dissolves over time.
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