When you think of your neighborhood dentist, you might think of fillings and dentures before you think of something like BOTOX® treatment. But at Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD, we are concerned about your whole smile, and that includes your skin. Youthful-looking skin can brighten an already-strong smile and provide a nice confidence-boost.
BOTOX is a safe and popular treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Many people use it because it does not require surgery or recovery time. You could come in on your lunch break and be done in time to give that big presentation. It is a quick procedure with lasting effects.
BOTOX is administered by local injection. It works by interrupting signals from nerves to muscles. Without these signals, muscles cannot contract, and wrinkles relax. BOTOX works well on frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles, although it is not effective on lines caused by gravity or sun damage. Injections are typically effective for several months, and take a few days to be fully effective. The most common side effect is a temporary bruising.
In addition to BOTOX, we offer dermal fillers as another wrinkle-smoothening option. These contain hyaluronic acid, a safe, skin-hydrating substance that occurs naturally. Drs. Michael Smith & Evan Smith would love to consult with you about which strategy is best for your renewed and rejuvenated skin.
If you would like to know more about BOTOX and dermal fillers, please call our Boise, ID, office today. A brighter smile and younger look can be yours in one quick visit.