What to Expect When Getting Anti-wrinkle Injections
Your dentist will first carry out a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gum, and bone health, which can involve the taking of a dental X-ray if any present concerns or problems with your oral health are indicated. Any questions, concerns, or doubts that you have regarding Anti-wrinkle Injections, or indeed any other issue, can be addressed by your dentist during this appointment.
For every dental specialty offered by our experienced and highly trained clinical team - from restorative to preventative to cosmetic - our dentists’ aim is to work as your partners in your oral health and wellbeing. This means that we will work with you and take your ideal smile goals as our guide when recommending treatment to help you achieve those goals.
Your dentist will make a full assessment, taking into consideration your smile goals, needs, and preferences, to produce a full treatment plan, including an estimated time until completion and a full cost breakdown, as well as if you would benefit from any other treatment in addition to Anti-wrinkle Injections. Due to the nature of dental work and required recovery times following certain procedures, your dentist will always schedule any necessary, restorative, and invasive treatment to be completed prior to your Anti-wrinkle procedure.
Your dentist will advise you on the best approach and application of Anti-wrinkle Injection treatment to achieve the end results you are after during your initial consultation. Our cosmetic dentists use their considerable skills and artistry to provide the most natural looking results, to subtly and effectively enhance your appearance and restore a fresher, more youthful look.
Once it is time to schedule your appointment for your Anti-wrinkle treatment, the procedure itself is a relatively straightforward one. A local anaesthetic will be applied to the treatment area or areas, making the entire procedure completely pain-free. Your dentist will then expertly administer the Botox material just under the skin in the area being treated, skilfully ensuring that the most you will feel is a slight scratch.
Depending on where the Botox is being placed and the number of treatments, the procedure on each target area will typically be completed within 5 to 10 minutes. A smaller dose of Botox is used if injecting directly into the muscle of your jaw, as a treatment for chronic teeth grinding or bruxism.
As the Botox smooths the appearance of wrinkles by causing the facial muscles to relax, the effects will improve in the days following your treatment appointment, with most patients seeing results between 4 days to 2 weeks after their treatment. After your appointment, most patients can expect some mild redness and small bumps in the application area for about 15 to 20 minutes after the procedure, and in some patients mild bruising may also appear. Your dentist will provide you with full aftercare instructions and guidance at the conclusion of your treatment appointment, so that you can begin enjoying your new look with confidence.