After Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins have helped you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, you may want the rest of your appearance to match the youth and vitality of your new smile. They can help you with that, too! BOTOX ® Cosmetic is a great way to reduce the appearance of expression lines – aka, wrinkles – that can age your face.
Maybe you’ve toyed with the idea of changing your appearance slightly without cosmetic dentistry but didn’t want to put yourself in the hands of someone you didn’t trust. Many argue that cosmetic dentists are the best choice for performing the BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment because they are the most experienced with giving injections while administering local anesthetic.
Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins have advanced certifications in BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment and have been helping people feel great about their smiles for more than ten years. If you would like to consult with them about how BOTOX ® Cosmetic can help you look and feel your best, please call our Spokane office at 509-368-7788 or contact us online.
What is BOTOX ® Cosmetic and how is it administered?
BOTOX ® Cosmetic is a purified bacterial protein that was approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2002. Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins use very fine needles to inject a small amount into the muscles around your eyes and mouth. The Botox then prevents those muscles from working so hard to keep those wrinkles in place. This treatment is generally painless, and takes less than ten minutes to administer. There is absolutely no recovery time required.
What can I expect to see after BOTOX ® Cosmetic?
You can expect to see results of your Spokane BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment after two to three days. Not only will you see a marked improvement at that time, but the appearance actually improves for up to a month afterward. Many people say that their appearance was the best a month after a BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment. The resulting lack of frown lines or crow’s feet will last up to four months before the muscles regain their former strength and you return to your former appearance. This is why most people who choose BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment continue to do so three times a year.
Is it Safe?
The FDA approved Botox ® for cosmetic use in 2002 as a safe and effective method for fighting aging. Treatments involve a small injection that targets specific muscles with a botulinum toxin serum to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These localized injections only affect the muscles they target, causing them to relax their hold on your wrinkles.
The process is relatively pain free, though some people experience momentary discomfort. As skilled cosmetic dentists, Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins know how to administer these injections with minimal discomfort to you. Even if you have sensitive skin, we can work with you to ensure that you feel comfortable during your appointment.
Is Botox ® Cosmetic Right for Me?
Botox ® Cosmetic injections are suitable for a wide variety of patients who want to restore the smooth, youthful look of their face. As with any prescription medication, however, you need to find out if you are a good candidate.
If you want to reduce wrinkles around your mouth, eyes, and forehead without surgery, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. Although this cosmetic injectable safely and effectively treats wrinkles, you should alert us if you have any bleeding conditions, asthma, or past facial surgeries.
If you’re interested in a BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment and you’re in the Spokane, WA area, contact Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins online or call 509-368-7788 (Spokane) or 509-228-3998 (Spokane Valley). You can also make an appointment online.