When many people first think of Botox (or Dysport), they automatically think of how it can “reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles” by relaxing different muscles. Well today, we’re finding that Botox helps with your physical appearance but helps medically as well. Some common medical uses are to prevent migraines, eyelid spasms, severe underarm sweating, overactive bladder, stomach issues, foot pain, and more!
Cosmetically, the most common requests to use Botox are for fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), wrinkles between the eyebrows (elevens), lines around the mouth, or creases in the forehead. In addition to diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, Dentists who are specialists in the facial areas of the teeth, mouth, and smile can help treat gummy and uneven smiles. When Dr. Mark Marion injects Botox in the muscles that control your upper lip, it relaxes them. He will help you achieve your ideal smile with minimum invasiveness. Please look at the photo above. By relaxing the upper lip with Botox, it drops down slightly to cover unsightly gums and creates a more beautiful smile.
Botox can help your Smile!
There is a natural aging process that happens around your smile where fine lines appear. This process can happen earlier in life with some from smoking, excessive UV exposure, sun damage, or genetics. Since Botox can relax the muscles around your lips, it will inevitably make you appear well-rested and younger since lines around your mouth are diminished. This is one of the easiest ways to even out the appearance of a crooked smile. It can also help reverse the appearance of a “frowning smile.”
Are you someone who shows a little more of your gums above your upper teeth when you smile than you’d like? Dr. Marion is able to help minimize the appearance of a “gummy smile” by using Botox around the muscles that control the movement of your lips! In turn, this relaxes your upper lip, which will cover your gums, consequently allowing you to show fewer gums when smiling.
Just like coloring your hair or getting your nails done, so too is the same need with Botox procedures to repeat them over time. The effects typically last 3 – 4 months. Over time, patients tend to need fewer products to get the same great result. Once you see the results, you will likely want to continue to keep that beautiful smile. We’re here to help. In fact, many of our patients who get Botox do so at their regular dental cleaning appointments. This saves busy patients time.
Botox can also be considered a ‘preventative’ treatment for wrinkles because it can delay the aging process. If you start to treat the most common problem areas before wrinkles ever occur, then even less product will be needed long-term. This is so because your body won’t have the creases already there to go back to. After years of use, Botox trains your muscles to not make wrinkle-forming facial expressions as aggressively. It will allow your skin to appear younger, and smoother and can help the appearance of lines and wrinkles diminish.
Botox in Zelienople, PA
As a Top Cosmetic Dentist in Pittsburgh, Dr. Mark A. Marion is certified and trained by the American Academy of Facials Esthetics (AAFE). Dr. Marion was selected again by Pittsburgh Magazine and appeared in the August issue as one of Pittsburgh’s Top Cosmetic Dentists. What makes the award so meaningful is that it was his peers and specialists that cast votes for this prestigious award.
He confidently and skillfully administers Botox and fillers to help enhance patients’ smiles, allowing them to feel confident in their skin. If you are interested in Botox in the Zelienople-Harmony, PA area, call Marion Smile Center at 724.452.4300 or click here to reserve a time. To learn more about other ways Dr. Marion can help give you the smile of your dreams, click here to learn about Cosmetic Dentistry or here to view our Beautiful Smile Gallery.
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