Self-confidence is a significant part of our identities, and it helps us feel good enough to take chances and make choices. A lot of things can make you less confident about yourself. Something as simple as being unhappy with your smile can affect your self-image and make you less likely to share it with the world.
Botox® injections are a popular way to help people feel more confident about the way they look, including improving their smile. Let's look at what this injectable can do by examining how it works, what it can do to improve your smile, and what to expect from treatment.
Residents of the Mamaroneck, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, areas looking to improve their smile can find help from Dr. Gennadiy Kravets and All Bright Dental. We offer a wide variety of medical and cosmetic services to improve your smile as well as your dental health.
The neurotoxin in Botox is used to inhibit the release of acetylcholine from presynaptic vesicles (tiny sacs that transport material outside of cells), located in neuromuscular junctions. That results in the relaxing of the muscles and is used to treat conditions like eye twitching, cervical dystonia, muscle contractures, hyperhidrosis, migraines, and bladder dysfunction.
The muscle-relaxing properties have many cosmetic uses, mainly involving the reduction of wrinkles and creases on the face. These wrinkles and creases form because of:
Laugh lines, lip lines, and marionette lines are the types of wrinkles that form around your mouth, and our botox treatments can help smooth them and reduce their appearance to enhance your smile. We also offer the Botox lip flip procedure to help your lips appear more voluminous and full.
Botox injections are a simple process consisting of a thin needle inserting a small amount of the botulinum toxin into specific muscles. Several injections may be necessary depending on how many wrinkles are being treated. The injections are done using an anesthetic either applied topically or combined with the injection itself.
This is an outpatient process, so once it’s done, you can simply get back to the rest of your day. However, it’s essential not to rub or massage the areas treated for at least a day to prevent the material from spreading to other areas. You can expect results within three days of the procedure.
So if you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile, Botox can provide smile makeover options. When you’re ready to enhance your lovely smile, make an appointment with Dr. Kravets and All Bright Dental today to get started.