Your smile is a feature that can communicate confidence, warmth, and humor. And while your teeth are a big part of your smile, your face also plays a prominent role. Lines and wrinkles around your mouth, forehead, and eyes can make you seem older than your years or at least older than you wish to appear. That’s why Botox has become such a popular therapy for those seeking younger skin.
At Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental, our talented team of professionals with years of experience provides our patients with outstanding dental treatment along with age-defying Botox therapy.
While Botox is a trusted and proven treatment for wrinkles, there’s still a lot of misinformation about the drug floating around. When improperly applied, Botox treatments can result in side effects such as “frozen face” or the reduction of facial expression.
This is why it’s important to trust only professionals with years of experience and training in maxillofacial and oral function and autonomy. So, you can rest assured that your treatment will only leave you with youthful and vibrant-looking skin and full facial mobility.
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is made from a unique type of bacteria. While it can be hazardous in high concentrations, only weaker, smaller doses of Botox are used during treatments through a series of precise facial injections. Our doctors may use a special anesthetic first to numb the area being treated.
During the injection, the chemical blocks specific nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract and produce wrinkles. As these muscles relax, wrinkles are reduced. Treatment only takes a couple of minutes, and while you are free to carry on with most of your daily routine, such as driving and working, there are a few activities you should avoid, such as strenuous exercise. Our doctors will fill you in on all the activities to avoid following your treatment. The average Botox treatment can last between 3 and 6 months.
Aside from wrinkles, Botox also treats a broad range of conditions, such as TMJ. Many often search for a “dentist that does Botox for TMJ near me” to find immediate relief from painful TMJ symptoms. Other conditions treated with Botox include:
As you can see, Botox is an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions, and many researchers feel that there are yet more they’ve yet to discover.
Botox is a proven and safe treatment that’s helped millions of people revive and maintain a healthy, youthful appearance. To determine if Botox is right for you, please call Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental at (303) 800-6884 to schedule your consultation. We proudly serve the Colorado Rockies communities of Northglenn, Boulder, Arvada, Westminster, and Thornton.