Botox in Pueblo, CO - Mark D. Hurd, D.D.S.
Botox® is an FDA approved purified protein which is injected into targeted muscles and temporarily blocks nerve signals that cause muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscle which reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.
Within 3-5 days of the Botox® injections, the treated facial muscles become temporarily relaxed, causing the overlying skin to lay flat and unwrinkled. The untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion allowing facial expression to be unaffected.
Botox® injections only take a few minutes and will remain effective for 3-6 months.
- Botox® treatments only take a few minutes depending on the number of injections needed.
- The effects of treatment last for approximately 3 months.
- The use of Botox® is very safe, however, as with any medical procedure there are possible risks and side effects to be aware of when using Botox®.
- Patients will begin to see results from their Botox® treatment from 3-5 days following the procedure.
You may be unable to avoid getting older, but you don't have to suffer from wrinkles and lines. Botox injections offer the perfect way to enjoy smoother skin without plastic surgery. Our team at Mark D. Hurd, D.D.S. Family Dental Care and Facial Esthetics can explain how Botox treatment can help you look younger.
Botox reaches the source of wrinkles
Dentists now offer Botox
It might seem a little unusual to receive Botox treatments at your dentist's office, but these professionals are uniquely qualified to provide the treatments. Dentists receive specialized training that allows them to perform a variety of treatments and procedures on the maxillofacial area, the area that extends from the chin to the forehead. Thanks to their extensive experience and skill in treating facial areas, they can precisely target the muscles that cause wrinkles.
Botox offers a simple solution to many cosmetic issues
Botox injections are often used to treat:
- Crow's feet
- Vertical lines between the eyes
- Forehead lines and furrows
- Wrinkles around the mouth
Botox treatment is quick and easy
Botox injections are virtually painless because your dentist uses a very small needle to inject the liquid into your muscles. You may feel a slight pricking or stinging sensation during the injection, but you won't experience redness or inflammation in most cases. Some softening of your lines and wrinkles may be noticeable within 72 hours after you receive Botox injections, although it may take approximately one week for Botox to take effect completely. Maintaining your appearance is as easy as returning for additional injections every three to six months.