Facial Esthetics & Botox

Restorative, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Willowbrook, IL

Facial Esthetics & Botox
Facial Esthetics & Botox services offered in Willowbrook, IL

Facial aesthetics have a big impact on your confidence, in addition to the way that others perceive you. Botox® can help by smoothing away lines and wrinkles and is available through the care of Aušrinė Schneider, DDS, at Distinctive Dental in Willowbrook, Illinois. To explore facial aesthetics and Botox in more detail, book a visit using the online scheduling page or call the office at your earliest convenience.

How does Botox work?

Botox is an injectable medication created from a neurotoxin called Clostridium botulinum. Part of a class of injectable treatments called neuromodulators, Botox works by changing the way treated muscle tissues function. 

Many people believe that Botox “freezes” treated muscles. In reality, the treatment temporarily prevents those muscles from going through their normal range of motion. You’ll still be able to create normal facial expressions, but the treated muscles won’t be strong enough to pull and tug your skin into lines, folds, and wrinkles. 

Botox is FDA-approved for temporarily reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. Practitioners often use Botox off-label to create effects in other areas of the face. 

Dental specialists go through extensive training in facial anatomy. They have a unique skill set that helps them understand exactly how facial musculature affects the visible signs of aging. They are an outstanding resource when considering Botox or other neuromodulator treatments. 

What happens during Botox treatments?

You might be surprised to learn how little time it takes to get Botox injections. Dr. Schneider will discuss your treatment goals and assess your facial features during your visit. This helps him determine the best placement for your injections, as well as the volume of Botox needed to create optimal results. 

It takes just moments to place the injections. You’ll feel a pinch as the needle enters your skin, but there is no significant pain. Many people come in for Botox during their lunch break, then return to work or other routines immediately afterward. 

How long will my Botox facial aesthetics results last?

It takes 1-2 days for your results to develop. You can expect those results to last around four months. As you near the end of that timeframe, expect to see your lines and wrinkles slowly returning. 

You can then decide whether to come back for another round of treatment. The temporary nature of Botox means you can make small adjustments to your outcomes. Just let Dr. Schneider know what you’d like to tweak during your next visit. 

If you’d like more information, schedule a personalized consultation. You can reach the office by phone during normal business hours, or try the online booking tool, which is available around the clock.