Botox is an injectable medication with muscle relaxing effects that has a number of medical applications, including as a treatment for uncontrollable blinking (eye twitching), overactive bladder, chronic migraines, misaligned or lazy eyes, and severe shoulder or neck muscle contractions. Botox’s ability to reduce muscle tension makes it an effective treatment for certain types of wrinkles, including:
Botox works on “dynamic wrinkles,” which are visible when you make facial expressions. Botox injections temporarily block nerves and reducing wrinkle-causing facial muscle contractions. When your facial muscles relax, the facial lines associated with squinting, frowning, and raised eyebrows become less visible.
At Waccamaw Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for Botox injections, Dr. Covington uses a thin needle to inject Botox into a targeted area on your face. You may feel a slight pinch during needle insertion, but Dr. Covington numbs your skin beforehand as needed to reduce discomfort.
The number of injections you’ll need depends on how severe your fine lines are, and the number of areas requiring treatment. The procedure takes about 10 minutes (or less). Avoid Botox injections if you’re pregnant or nursing.
You’ll be able to resume your normal daily activities immediately after receiving a Botox injection treatment. However, you may experience some symptoms at the injection site, such as:
To help relieve discomfort and reduce swelling after Botox injections, apply ice packs to affected areas as needed. You may notice reduced facial lines within just a few days after the injections.
Botox is not a permanent solution for fine lines and wrinkles, but the effects of each injection last 3-4 months, and it’s safe to get a touch-up treatment every 3-4 months, too. Ask Dr. Covington how often to come in for additional injections.
To learn more about how Botox can give you a more youthful appearance and boost your confidence, call Waccamaw Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or book an appointment online today.
We accept most traditional insurance plans, contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan. Waccamaw Oral Surgery does not participate in Health Management Organizations; however, we will be happy to file your insurance claims for you. We are network providers for Delta Dental Premier, SC Medicaid and Cigna.
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