If expression lines are deepening across your forehead, between your eyebrows, or around your eyes, ask Tulsa Family Dental about Botox® injections. This easily administered treatment can make a remarkable difference in your appearance without the cost, pain, and downtime of invasive surgical procedures.
Dr. Warlick is trained to look at the proportions of your entire face in order to create a beautiful smile, and no other professional is better trained in the relationship of the teeth to the lips. After all, cosmetic dentistry and smile design are about balance and subtle changes that make the results appear natural.
What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic injections are used to reduce wrinkles caused by facial expressions. The active ingredient, botulinum toxin (BOTOX), is a protein that inactivates muscle contraction by blocking the nerve impulse to the muscle. Botox® is a quick and minimally invasive procedure consisting of a few tiny injections that relax lines and wrinkles.
What is Botox® used to treat?
As time goes by, collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down in our lips and skin, causing dehydration, drooping, and unwanted wrinkles and creases. Botox® can be used to counteract the effects of this aging process. Dr. Matthew Warlick specializes in the following Botox® treatment areas:
- Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
- Forehead lines
- The “11 lines” between eyebrows
How is Botox® administered?
Many clients worry that Botox injections will be painful, but the procedure is no worse than a few pinpricks. After a topical numbing cream is applied, Botox® is injected into the muscle with an ultra-fine needle. No anesthesia is required.
What kind of results should I expect?
Clients can expect to see results within 3 to 10 days after a Botox® treatment. The peak effect occurs about a month after treatment, and the visible results will last 3 to 4 months. Botox® can markedly smooth wrinkles and refresh your appearance, but the results will look very natural.