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Botox FAQs – Fairhope, AL

How Safe Is Botox? Are There Any Negative Side Effects?

Botox is a type of toxin, so in the wrong hands, it can be harmful. However, when you entrust yourself into the hands of your cosmetic dentist in Fairhope, you can expect your treatment to be quite safe.

Side effects from the treatment are relatively rare (they occur in about five percent of cases) and generally mild. They might include eyelid drooping or swelling, brow drooping, dry mouth, and bruising at the injection sight. In most cases, the side effects wear off within a few days to two weeks.

Who Is a Candidate for Botox?

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Most people are candidates for Botox in Fairhope. However, you should not receive this treatment if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox
  • You are pregnant or are trying to conceive a child
  • You have breathing problems, such as asthma
  • You plan to undergo surgery
  • You have a skin condition in the area of the injection site

If you’re not sure if you qualify for Botox injections, we invite you to come to our office for a consultation. We’ll evaluate your circumstances and ask you all the right questions to determine whether this procedure is a fit for you.

Will I Experience Results from Botox Right Away?

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No. You might begin to notice results after a few days if you receive an injection in a relatively small muscle (such as in the lip). If the injection was to address TMJ disorder or to fight wrinkles in a larger facial muscle, it may take up to two weeks for you to experience the full benefits of Botox.

Will My Results Look Unnatural or Overdone?

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You may have seen photos of people whose face looked frozen or unnatural after Botox injections. However, that is unlikely to happen to you if you choose the right person to administer your treatment. It won’t affect the nerves that cause sensation in your face, and you should retain the full range of motion in your facial features. You’ll still be able to offer someone a big, bright smile or a genuine frown.

What Types of Wrinkles Can Botox Treat?

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Botox is often used to treat crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, and vertical frown lines. It can also address wrinkles around the mouth and even given the lips a fuller appearance. Some patients also use it to soften vertical neck cords. If you’re curious about whether Botox will be effective at addressing your specific aesthetic concerns, visit us for a consultation, and your dentist in Fairhope will offer treatment suggestions.