Dr. Smith specializes in Botox® treatment in Kingwood, TX.
Botox® is a name for botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of a purified protein. The mechanism of action for Botox® is really quite simple. Botox® is injected into the facial muscles but really doesn’t affect the muscle at all. Botulinum toxin affects and blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate the muscle. There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. Once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract. Once it is injected into desired muscle groups, they give the overlying skin a smoother appearance.
You may experience some bruising at the sites of the injection this is a typical response. However the bruising generally fades in three to seven days.
Several hours after treatment, its important:
Do not lie down or bend over for four hours.
Do not massage or rub the treated areas for four hours
Exercise the treated muscles every 15 to 20 minutes by making them contract and relax once or twice for four hours
How Long Does
The Treatment Last?
From seven to 10 days following treatment, you will notice a gradual decrease in muscle movement at the treated area. The effects last from two to six months, with four months being the average.
“Dr. Smith did an amazing job! He was patient, kind, and confident. He made sure that everything was not just done, but done the right way. His staff is friendly and United in helping each patient to have the best dental experience. Thank you Creekwood Dental.”
– Amber G.
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