Everyone wants to have well developed, defined muscles on their arms, legs, back and abs, but people rarely set out to have well defined facial muscles. It may come as a surprise to you, but fine lines, wrinkles and creases around your eyes and mouth are caused by the movements of your facial muscles the same way that exercise over time can develop definition around other muscles. There’s no avoiding it, as long as you to outside, smile, frown, laugh, cry, and concentrate you will develop fine lines and wrinkles. When preventive care falls short, it’s time for restoration. At Eccella our team offers professional Botox Cosmetic application to restore the youthful appearance of your skin. Call our convenient Jacksonville Beach, FL practice to schedule a consultation today.
What is Botox?
A good way to think about Botox Cosmetic is to imagine a bed that has just been made. The sheets are crisp and starched with hospital corners. There is not a single ripple. Then, you sit on it. After you stand up, there is a small amount of wrinkling caused by the contraction and expansion of the mattress beneath. You can easily straighten this out, but over time if you sit or sleep on the sheet, the wrinkles become more and more difficult remove until you can no longer simply pull the sheet taught again. Botox works beneath your skin to reduce the amount of muscle movement that is wrinkling your skin and decreases the appearance of these wrinkles.
Botox was developed to relax muscles and care for patients who suffered from overactive bladder, painful tightening of muscles, eye twitches and more. As researchers tried Botox to treat various musculature irregularities, they wondered if relaxing facial muscles could help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic capitalizes on the years of research and affective treatment of other muscle related concerns to relax the facial muscles that can produce wrinkles. This does not mean that it stops the muscles in your face from moving. It decreases involuntary contractions and the amount of movement when you frown or concentrate.
Why get Botox at the Dentist?
Receiving Botox treatments from a dentist has been the topic of debate over the past few years. Cosmetic surgeons argue that you should only receive cosmetic enhancements from a trained cosmetic surgeon, and dermatologists claim they should administer Botox because they have the best understanding of skin. These seem like great reasons to receive Botox from one of these physicians, but all dentists are specially trained in maxillofacial (bone and muscle interaction in the face) structure and function. Dr. Scott Wagner is an enthusiastic student of all dentistry, and has undertaken education in neuromuscular therapies to understand how facial muscles are connected to the rest of the body’s nerve and muscle systems and cosmetic dentistry that concerns itself with the esthetic effects of dental changes.
This additional training makes Dr. Wagner ideal to perform Botox Cosmetic treatment. He understands the way the muscles in your face affect your overall appearance, and has extensive experience with injections. While cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists are qualified to perform Botox, wouldn’t you rather have Botox treatment from a doctor who understands the full range of muscle movement in your face?
Find Out More
If you’re interested in turning back the clock, undoing the damage caused by years of sun exposure, or just need to find out more about Botox before you decide, come see us. Eccella’s professional team is here to provide education about Botox Cosmetic, the effects, the risks and the rewards. Call to schedule a consultation over your lunch hour today. Our beautiful Jacksonville Beach, FL location invites patients from surrounding areas including Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and St. Augustine.