Every year, over a million Americans pursue Botox treatments to enhance their appearance, uplift their mental and emotional health, or treat a physical condition. Most commonly known for its ability to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is FDA-approved for over 20 therapeutic applications and is used for a broad range of medical, dental, and cosmetic conditions.
Botox (formally known as botulinum toxin type A) is a neurotoxin that is procured from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When found in contaminated food, Clostridium botulinum causes botulism, a rare but serious medical condition. However, when the bacterium is strategically injected in small doses, it can quiet signals between nerves and muscles, inducing localized muscle relaxation.
Cosmetic Botox Meets Cosmetic Dentistry
Botox injections reduce fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily immobilizing the muscles that surround them. As targeted muscles produce little-to-no movement during the treatment cycle, the overlying skin also moves less, creating a smoother appearance.
With their extensive training in craniofacial anatomy and physiology, Dr. R. Herman, Dr. Mack, and Dr. E. Herman are especially equipped to administer cosmetic Botox treatments. As the experts who also specialize in the cosmetic care of one of your most prominent facial features (your smile), Dr. R. Herman, Dr. Mack, and Dr. E. Herman are also highly skilled at balancing and enhancing your overall facial aesthetics.
Botox Services at Smile Quest
- Temporarily reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments are commonly used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the lips, between the eyes, on the forehead, and around the corners of the eyes (often referred to as crow’s feet).
- Lip augmentation. During the treatment cycle, Botox treatments can enhance the appearance of your lips by minimizing creases, lifting the corners of your mouth, boosting your upper lip, and correcting a high lip line (also known as a “gummy smile”).
- Soothe symptoms of bruxism and TMD. Bruxism (jaw clenching and teeth grinding) and TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) can generate mild-to-severe jaw and facial pain. As it temporarily inhibits the neurotransmitters that tell muscles to contract, Botox injections may alleviate TMD symptoms by reducing tension, decreasing pain, and improving jaw mobility.
Enhancing your appearance is a deeply personal decision. With a passion for helping patients experience their best health and self-confidence through compassionate care, we’re honored to support your vision, understand your needs, and help fulfill your goals. To learn more about receiving Botox treatments, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
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