When you go to the dentist, you probably do so to take care of any dental issues you may have. You may even see your dentist to improve the appearance of your smile. However, did you know that planning an improved look with your dentist does not necessarily end with your smile? Learn more bout Botox, available from your Rockville, MD dentist Dr. Mehr Tucker.
What is Botox?
Botox is a treatment which improves and prevents the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works by blocking the nerves in the facial muscles from sending their signal to move to the brain, paralyzing the muscles underneath your facial skin, preventing them from moving. Since they cannot move, they cannot cause your skin to wrinkle. Additionally, the lack of muscle movement allows your skin to relax, which smooths the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles.
What can Botox do for me?
Botox injections work best on wrinkled or furrowed areas of the face including:
- crow’s feet
- the lines between your eyebrows
- lines around the mouth
- wrinkles running across the forehead
Botox can also help treat facial pain resulting from dental conditions like teeth grinding and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. Your dentist uses a super-fine needle to inject Botox, helping reduce the level of discomfort your will feel with each injection. Most patients report injections to feel like a small pinch. Botox requires no downtime, allowing patients to get right back into their daily activities after treatment.
Botox Treatment in Rockville, MD
Botox is a fast and easy treatment. The procedure lasts around 15 minutes and your dentist can perform Botox injections during your regular examination and cleaning. This easy, two-birds-with-one-stone idea saves you time and effort, eliminating the need to see two separate healthcare professionals in two different offices. Save yourself from taking a day off of work or the need to schedule a second appointment by scheduling your Botox session with Dr. Tucker.
For more information on botox, please contact Dr. Mehr Tucker in Rockville, MD. Call (301) 963-8900 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Tucker today!