Is Botox Right For Me?
Thinking about Botox for the first time? You probably have countless questions to ask - the most prominent being, is this treatment even right for me? In order to get the answer, you'll need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee. But before you take that step, we can offer you some in-depth information about treatment so that you can grow more comfortable with Botox.
We won't proceed until you know that Botox is what you want for your wrinkles, and we will do whatever we can to help you decide. Read on for surprising, revealing, and impressive aspects of what Botox can do.
Things You May Not Know About Botox Treatment
- Wrinkle prevention - Of course, Botox smoothes wrinkles - that's its primary function. But it can also prevent wrinkles before they even arise. If you're interested in taking a proactive approach to smooth skin, then it may be wise to get Botox before you have vertical or horizontal lines across your forehead.
- It's temporary - Botox doesn't last forever. Its effects will wear off within 3-6 months after treatment, depending on the location of the injections and the number of units you received. So, if you're not completely happy with your results, they'll be gone soon. That said, we'll ensure that your results are predictable, and will administer the Botox so that you see the exact smoothing that you were expecting.
- Botox won't freeze your face - There are a lot of horror stories about Botox out in the world, but these are mainly exaggerations. Others stem from improperly performed treatment. When you receive Botox from a skilled provider, only the target muscles will be affected. You will be left with natural-looking results, and you will still be able to emote as normal. Only the muscles responsible for forehead wrinkles will be unable to contract.
Botox for Men
Seeking Botox as an adult male? Know that you're not alone. Botox is actually becoming increasingly popular among male patients. There's no reason that being a man should hold you back from treatment. You'll benefit from Botox in the same way that women do.
Many men choose Botox because they're tired of the deep lines between their eyebrows, which can create a harsh or angry-looking appearance. Botox will gently smooth these lines without making it look like you've had any cosmetic work done. Some men also pursue Botox to stop excessive sweating.
Botox For Chronic Pain
Botox was initially a medical treatment, used to control eyelid spasms. While this application never really caught on, it's ideal for other medical purposes related to overactive muscles. Many patients experience chronic pain that stems from frequent, uncontrollable muscle contractions. Because Botox stops nerves from giving muscles commands, it keeps those muscles at rest. This allows them to heal, and relieves pain.
Botox is commonly used to ease pain caused by jaw disorders, headaches, and migraines, as well as myofascial pain.
Found something in this post that applies to your life? Get in touch with Elkhart Dental Center to learn more about your candidacy for Botox (don't worry - it's appropriate for most patients). We look forward to helping out!