dentist uses botox

Orange City and Deltona, FL

Botox, which clinically is referred to as Clostridium botulinum bacteria is often associated with use by plastic surgeons and med-spas. However, did you know that your Orange City cosmetic dentist offers Botox? Terry Soule, DDS, offers this injectable purified protein to patients for various reasons. Take a look at the different ways Botox can be used by your dentist, and why Dr. Soule is known to be one of the most qualified doctors to deliver these injections.

Dr. Soule can use Botox to further enhance a patient’s cosmetic dental treatments, eliminating fine lines, smoothing skin, and presenting a more youthful appearance. Other reasons why Botox could be helpful in dentistry would be to help denture wearers better adjust to wearing their false teeth. For patients seeking plumper, fuller lips, Botox may be useful for this reason as well.

Benefits of Botox

In just one short appointment, you can look years younger with the help of your cosmetic dentist in the Deltona area, Dr. Soule. Receiving Botox injections usually takes only 10-15 minutes, although longer depending on the size of the treatment area. Most patients experience little to no downtime, although swelling and redness of the skin may occur. In some cases, bruising or pain at the injection site may occur as well. However, applying ice packs to the face for about 20 minutes at a time will help reduce swelling and redness. Patients appreciate that their Botox results can last up to four months or longer.

Why choose a dentist for Botox injections?

You may be thinking that Botox injections only are delivered by plastic surgeons or at med-spas. However, dentists actually are some of the most qualified doctors in Orange City to offer Botox. The reason is that during dental school dentists extensively study the muscles and nerves of the entire head, face, and neck. Therefore, Dr. Soule is trained and educated on delivering Botox safely and effectively. It is important to choose a well-qualified doctor when receiving Botox or any other type of dermal filler injections because choosing the wrong doctor could lead to significant health dangers or disfigurement.

How to Prepare

If you and Dr. Soule have decided that Botox is for you, here is what you can expect and how to prepare.

Let Dr. Soule know if you are taking any blood thinners, because he may advise you to discontinue taking these for a few days prior to your injections to reduce potential swelling or bleeding. However, only do this if instructed by Dr. Soule.

Most people tolerate the discomfort from the injections, but Dr. Soule can provide you with an anesthetic to numb the treatment area if you are apprehensive about feeling any pain.

Next, a thin needle is injected into the skin to deliver the Botox in precise areas. Usually, multiple injections are necessary, although the number you may need will depend on the treatment area and the results you want to receive.

After the injections, you can carry on with your day and normal activities. However, be mindful of the potential for swelling, bruising, or redness, as you may not want to be out in public or at work if this would bother you. Otherwise, you should be physically able to carry out your normal routine. Take care not to massage the treatment area, as this could cause the toxin to migrate to other areas. You should see full results within a few days following treatment.

Botox in Orange City

If you would like to learn more about Botox, or to see if it is the right fit for you, we invite you for a consultation with us at Terry Soule, DDS. Call (386) 775-1552 to schedule that consultation.

Terry Soule, DDS, welcomes patients of DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City.