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WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, and Periodontics located in Kenosha, WI

You might think of excessively visible gums in your smile or deep, unwavering lines between your eyebrows as unchangeable facial features, but Botox® cosmetic injections can treat them both. At WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the team provides Botox injections with results that look natural. To find out if Botox can fix your wrinkles or gummy smile, call or request an appointment online at WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a minimally invasive injectable drug that’s popular among men and women of all ages who want to see fewer wrinkles on their faces or less of their gums when they smile. It works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to your muscles to reduce muscle activity.

How does Botox work to reduce wrinkles?

Botox can’t reduce all of your wrinkles, but it’s specifically a great treatment for facial wrinkles that appear as you make repeated facial expressions over time. These are called dynamic wrinkles since they’re associated with your movements, and they include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead ridges
  • Smoker’s lips

If you see too much of your gums when you smile, a few Botox injections can relax the muscles that contract excessively to lift your upper lip far above your gum line.

How long does it take to see the results of Botox?

You’ll notice your less wrinkled but natural-looking outcome after just 24-48 hours following your injections. Once they appear, they’ll last for up to four months.

Some patients report that their results last longer each time they get Botox injections. Your provider can help you book additional injection appointments according to how often you need them. 

Are Botox injections safe for anyone?

An increasingly younger population is getting Botox to relieve their wrinkles and other facial appearance concerns. Your provider may conclude that you’re a good candidate for cosmetic Botox injections if you:

  • Are 18 or older
  • Are younger than 70
  • Feel that your facial wrinkles are too defined
  • Feel that you can see too much of your gums when you smile
  • Have realistic expectations for your outcome

Before your appointment, your provider answers your questions and tells you how to prepare for the injections. You might need to stop taking certain medications to lower your risk of side effects like bruising. 

Request a consultation by phone or online at WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists for cosmetic Botox injections today.