Botox injections are a safe and affordable way to improve your appearance. They can be applied within just a few minutes in your dentist's office. As with any cosmetic procedure, it's important to be clear about what Botox can and can't do for you before you go for treatment. Here are some of the things Botox injections can do:
1. Smooth out your forehead
Botox is most commonly used to smooth out expression lines on the forehead. As you smile, frown, scowl, and make other facial expressions, your eyebrows naturally move. Engaging these muscles can cause horizontal lines to show up on your forehead over time. Fortunately, you can smooth out these forehead wrinkles using Botox injections. Botox can be injected between the brows and around the forehead to block nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. After a few days, you can notice the results of this treatment: a smoother, more wrinkle-free forehead.
2. Conceal a gummy smile
Everyone has a unique smile. Because of the shape and position of some people's teeth and jaws, they may expose more of their gums when smiling. A gummy smile can make some people feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. However, you can treat this issue without resorting to surgery. Botox injections can lower your smile line, causing you to expose only your teeth and not your gums when you grin. Your dentist can carefully inject Botox into the area around your upper lip to help you achieve this result.
3. Lift your brows
Over time, some people notice that the skin around their upper eyelids begins to sag. This is a condition known as ptosis, and it can cause difficulty seeing while also making you look older. Fortunately, you don't need to undergo a surgical brow lift in order to undo the effects of mild ptosis. Botox can be injected into the muscles below your brows, which will allow the muscles above your brows to pull your eyebrows upward. The result can be a lifted, more alert look.
4. Preserve your skin for the future
Finally, Botox injections can help you invest in the future of your skin. Botox not only eliminates expression lines, but it can prevent those lines from becoming permanent. Starting a regimen of Botox injections when you're young can help you preserve your skin so it continues to look great when you're older. Botox is an excellent way to age gracefully and take care of your looks.
Contact a local dentist to learn more about Botox.