Are you looking for Botox treatments with a trusted provider in Sudbury? Dr. Mia Fitzgerald is a clinically trained and experienced Botox provider who can use the injectable to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as to treat “gummy” smiles, and chronic facial pain caused by TMJ problems.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a neurotoxin injectable designed to temporarily paralyze or relax facial muscles. With the targeted muscles no longer able to contract, the overlying skin smooths out, minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Paralyzing the facial muscles also relieves jaw and facial pain caused by clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth. Botox can also treat a gummy smile that is caused when the upper lip raises excessively when smiling (known as a hyperactive lip), revealing more gum tissue than the individual would like. Botox prevents the upper lip from raising excessively, improving the gum-to-teeth ratio and creating a more harmonious smile.
Results with Botox can last between three and four months. Repeat sessions are needed to maintain its effects. Dr. Fitzgerald can recommend a treatment schedule upon meeting with you and evaluating your specific case.
What Does Botox Address?
Dr. Fitzgerald can use Botox to address the following concerns:
- Crow’s feet (branching wrinkles that form on the outer corners of the eyes)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines that form between the eyebrows
- Lines and wrinkles around the mouth
- A “gummy smile” caused by a hyperactive upper lip
- Headaches and jaw pain caused by jaw clenching or bruxism
Treatment with Botox can be completed in a convenient in-office appointment. Sessions typically last 30 minutes or less and many patients choose to schedule their Botox appointment during their lunch break.
To begin, Dr. Fitzgerald will identify the facial muscles that require injection. She will also determine the amount of product needed to achieve the desired outcome. The treatment area or areas will be numbed with a topical anesthetic to ensure your complete comfort during treatment. Dr. Fitzgerald will then inject small amounts of Botox to specific points on the face.
Immediately after treatment, you will be able to return to work and resume most everyday activities. You should avoid strenuous exercise and rubbing or massaging the treated area for 24 hours. The effects of Botox should become noticeable within days of treatment. Side effects are very minor and include redness and soreness at the injection site(s). This should subside very quickly. When administered by a qualified Botox provider like Dr. Fitzgerald, complications and risks are very rare.
To learn more about Botox, including whether it is right for you, please schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Fitzgerald. Contact her Sudbury dental practice by calling or emailing our office today.