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Botox is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein used to treat a number of cosmetic and oral issues. It is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion in the skin is relaxed, allowing the wrinkles to smooth and disappear. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin.
For patients wishing to erase the signs of age and enjoy a more youthful appearance, Botox injections effectively treat facial wrinkles and lines, minimizing and sometimes eliminating them altogether. The procedure is quick, requires no anesthesia and takes anywhere from a few days to a week to take full effect. It is a safe and well-established technique that can be performed by your oral surgeon at Heartland Family Dental Care. Oral surgeons are uniquely suited for providing Botox treatment. We are skilled at assessing the balance and overall aesthetics of the face and have had extensive training in the anatomy of the head and neck.
Call Heartland Family Dental Care at 217-540-5000 for an appointment today and find out how you can experience the unique benefits of Botox.