BOTOX® - Lakewood, CO
This Fountain of Youth Isn’t a Myth!
As you age, fine lines and wrinkles emerge on your face due to lost collagen and overworked muscles. It’s a completely natural occurrence that can impact your self-esteem and confidence, but you don’t have to simply accept it. As experts in facial tissues and structures, we are proud to offer BOTOX® in Lakewood. This cosmetic treatment helps reverse the effects of aging by relaxing facial muscles, minimizing the visual impact of wrinkles and lines.
Why Choose Lakewood Complete Dentistry for BOTOX®?
- Caring, Welcoming Dental Team
- Knowledgeable Dentist with Years of Experience
- Advanced Training in Cosmetic Dentistry
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX®, also known as botulinum toxin, is a bacteria used to freeze certain facial muscles that have been overworked. The more these muscles are used, the more they strain, causing them to bunch-up and result in the formation of facial wrinkles. Your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood can dilute botulinum toxin and use it in small doses to temporarily smooth out facial lines and wrinkles. As a result, you can look years younger, look less tired or rundown, and feel more confident.
What Cosmetic Imperfections Does BOTOX® Address?
The best way to learn whether this treatment is right for your issues is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Artino to discuss what results you’d like to achieve. Many of our patients who visit us for BOTOX® are often looking to fix some of the following flaws:
- Crow’s feet that form at the far corner of the eyes from smiling or squinting.
- Lines between eyebrows formed from frowning.
- Horizontal lines in the middle of the forehead.
Why Should a Dentist Give You BOTOX®?
At first, visiting a dentist for injections to improve the appearance of wrinkles may seem odd. Perhaps you are considering going to a spa, dermatologist, or other resource for this treatment. However, who else understands the complexity of the facial structures, muscles and tissues better than a dentist? Dr. Artino continues to study and hone his skills in cosmetic procedures that improve the lives of our patients.
What Is Treatment Like?
BOTOX® treatment involves facial injections. However, even if you’re scared of needles, you can rest assured that this cosmetic treatment is completely pain-free because we use one of the smallest medical needles that’s 31-gauge. This is the same needle that diabetics regularly use for insulin injections, to give you an idea of what it is.
After discussing the results you’d like to achieve, Dr. Artino will mark areas of your face that are highly impacted by lines and wrinkles to map out where the injections will be administered. The length of your visit will depend on how many you would like, and each injection takes about five minutes, so appointments typically last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
You’d never think to get BOTOX from your dentist in Lakewood, but that’s the best place to receive treatment! If you have questions about how BOTOX injections feel, what you can expect from the results, or any other concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly dental team. We’d be happy to help! Below, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions that we receive, along with our answers, for your convenience.
Do BOTOX injections hurt?
Nope! Many patients report a small stinging sensation when they receive a BOTOX injection, but it’s nothing that lingers. We use some of the smallest syringes available to make the process virtually pain-free. Many of our patients don’t even notice when the injection happens, but if you have a fear of needles or are anxious, just let us know, and we’ll do everything we can to help make you more comfortable.
How quickly does BOTOX work?
BOTOX results typically are visible within a day or two, but optimal results appear between one and two weeks after your treatment. Each injection only takes a minute or two to administer, so the entire process is fast, simple, easy, and non-invasive.
How many BOTOX injections should I get?
The number of BOTOX injections you will need depends on what area of your face you’d like to focus on enhancing and the results you’d like to achieve. During your initial consultation, we’ll ask you questions to learn more about what your BOTOX goals are. Based on that, we’ll recommend a number of injections. To give you an idea, for certain problem-areas, like to minimize crow’s feet, it can take anywhere between 10 and 20 units.
How much does BOTOX cost?
The cost of BOTOX depends on how many injections you receive, because each unit is priced separately. Before we begin your treatment, we’ll provide you with a detailed price so you don’t feel left in the dark. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask our staff!
What’s the best age to get BOTOX?
There’s really no ideal age to receive BOTOX injections. We see everyone from people who are 28 years old to 70 years old. If you believe that BOTOX can help boost your confidence and enhance your image to make you feel more comfortable with your appearance, then you’re likely a good candidate!