Doctor Christ received his specialized training in BOTOX from the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics. His goal is to enhance beauty by looking beyond the skin, taking consideration of dental structures that also affect the rejuvenation of a smile and surrounding facial areas. Because if his extensive knowledge of oral and facial anatomy, he is the ideal provider to deliver your BOTOX. These painless treatments can be conveniently scheduled along with your routine dental visits.
Free consultations are available to determine the best solution for your chief complaint.
He believes in building trust, and is confident that you will be pleased with the results.
Injecting the “masseter” (jaw muscle) with small amounts of BOTOX causes the muscle to relax, preventing clenching or grinding. In doing so, it relieves stress from the TMJ, and prevents related migraines.
With two painless injections, the upper lip is relaxed and drops down to cover excessive gum tissue, creating a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing smile.
A smile is usually asymmetric due to the shape of the lips, or to the uneven pull of muscles that control your smile. By relaxing the stronger muscle on one side of the face, or adding volume to a thin lip, a smile can be made symmetric again.
*We use a 1:1 dilution of our BOTOX. What this means is that you are getting a concentrated, high quality BOTOX. Often times, offices are able to lower their cost to patients because they over dilute the product.
Does the procedure hurt?
We use insulin needles. While you will be able to feel the injection, it is not painful. It is commonly compared to a “pinch”.
Will my face swell?
There is a small mosquito bite welt left at each injection site. This usually goes away within 30 minutes.
How often will I need to have my BOTOX done?
BOTOX lasts from 3 – 4 months
Are the results immediate?
No. It takes anywhere from 3 – 10 days for BOTOX to results to appear.
Are there any risks or contraindications?
BOTOX used in small doses is very safe. After injection, it spreads roughly the size of a dime. This means that it DOES NOT have systemic effects. Any unwanted relaxation, or “ drooping “ will wear off over the 3 month period. In the case of a “droopy eyelid”, there is a prescription eye drop that will help. This being said, these cases are rare, and WE HAVE NEVER HAD IT HAPPEN.
BOTOX is not recommended for pregnant women, or patients with Neuromuscular Disorders who take large doses of muscle relaxers.