We know how it feels. When you leave the dentist’s office, you want to smile, to show everyone your pearly whites because they look so good! But then you start to think about the lines around your mouth and how demonstrating your enthusiasm with a big grin will only deepen them.
Have you ever wished you could get all of your needs filled during one appointment — even quick cosmetic procedures for aging skin — at the dentist’s office? Well, look no further! We now offer Botox® treatments.
Dr. Lisa Wyatt — as well as the rest of our staff at Metairie Village Dentistry — wants to offer you everything you’re looking for to make you feel youthful, healthy, and vibrant. That includes this quick, effective procedure to help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
A refresher on Botox
Most people are already aware of Botox as a treatment for wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, it can’t hurt to get a reminder about all things associated with this procedure.
Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the facial muscles in small doses to weaken them slightly. That smoothes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, making you appear younger.
Botox has been used since the late 1980s to treat signs of aging, but according to the US Food and Drug Administration, it has also since been approved to treat several other issues, from migraines to incontinence. As such, we consider Botox to be one of the most well-known and universally utilized treatments of its kind, and we’re happy to offer it at our office.
Botox as a cosmetic procedure
You are probably saying to yourself: “Why is my dentist offering Botox? Shouldn’t she just stick to the inside of the mouth?” Truth is, we’re not the only dental office to offer this option. A recent study showcases the use of Botox in many dental procedures, including its use for “enhancing facial esthetics.” There’s a new wave of dentists embracing Botox like never before!
Don’t you think it could be helpful to have someone who knows how your mouth works — including any issues of its construction — helping to shape the youthful look of your face? Dr. Wyatt not only understands how cosmetic dentistry includes the outside of the face, but she also has lots of experience administering Botox treatments.
Botox as a medically therapeutic procedure
Many people understand the cosmetic benefits of Botox. But there are plenty of ways we can also utilize Botox to either enhance dental treatments or solve dental issues.
Botox can be a beneficial addition to certain dental procedures, including major changes to the way your mouth and smile look. For example, people concerned with dentures that won’t quite fit due to a repositioned lip line could greatly benefit from Botox injections. The treatment can help train the muscles to fit correctly over the dentures, improving both form and function.
There are so many ways Botox can enhance your trip to the dentist, from improving the look, feel, and performance of your dental procedure to simply providing you with more confidence in yourself. Why not give this option a try?
Smile! And get Botox today
Our goal at our Metairie, Louisiana, office is to make you feel and look your best. That is why we’re offering Botox as a therapeutic and cosmetic treatment in addition to your regular dental work. If you’re ready to begin your Botox treatments, call 504-827-1910 or book an appointment online today.