Botox® minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin look smoother and younger. At Trump Village Dental in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, general dentist Vyacheslav Ripa, DDS, uses Botox to treat wrinkles and slow the natural aging process. Call Trump Village Dental today to schedule a Botox consultation, or book your appointment online!
Botox is an injectable that treats dynamic wrinkles –– wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements.
When injected into specific areas, Botox blocks nerve signals from reaching the muscles. Your skin looks smoother when your muscles don’t contract, minimizing forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
Botox can also be used to ease tension pain, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.
At Trump Village Dental, Dr. Ripa uses Botox injections to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the:
You might benefit from Botox if you have crow’s feet (small lines that form on the outside edges of your eyes).
Botox is safe and usually well-tolerated, but you must be 21 or older to undergo treatment. Let Dr. Ripa know what medicines and supplements you take. Certain medications, like blood thinners, increase the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection sites.
Because alcohol increases the risk of side effects like redness, don’t drink for at least 24 hours before your Botox injections.
At Trump Village Dental, Botox treatment takes 30-45 minutes (and often less).
Dr. Ripa reviews your medical records and asks about your treatment goals. Then, he examines and washes your skin and administers a topical anesthetic so you don’t feel the injections.
Dr. Ripa uses a thin needle to carefully inject Botox into specific areas of your skin and muscle. The number of shots you get depends on various factors, including the severity of your symptoms and treatment goals.
After Botox injections, you can immediately return to work and other routine activities. Avoid lying down for three to four hours and don’t rub or massage the treatment site for at least a day.
Side effects are rare, but you can reduce your risk by not drinking alcohol or exercising for 24 hours.
Botox results last three or four months, but you can keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free with regular maintenance. After a series of Botox treatments, many people’s muscles train themselves to contract less. Dr. Ripa monitors your results over time and adjusts your treatment plan as necessary.
Call Trump Village Dental today to schedule Botox injections or book your appointment online.