Injectables like Botox are one of the most popular treatments today. The minimally invasive procedure of Botox is safe, effective and very affordable. It is a fantastic way to stop the aging process and restore self-esteem. There were 3.6 million Botox procedures performed in 2021.
You might be wondering, however, when is the best time to get Botox?
Though many of us strive to look our best year-round, summer is a time when we make extra special efforts to look our best. Warmer weather provides more opportunities to spend time outside with loved ones, attend events, and, of course, enjoy vacations. Getting ready for summer means different things to different patients, depending on which parts of their bodies need the most attention. One of the ways people beautify themselves for the summer is with injectable cosmetic treatments.
Here’s why you should consider Botox for the summer:
It Takes No Time for Botox to Work
Botox has the advantage of causing no downtime following the injection. There will be no swelling or visible imperfections visible after your appointment so that you can go about your usual business.
Squint Wrinkles Are Preventable With Botox
Even if we wear sunglasses, the summer sun’s bright rays can cause us to squint more than usual. It’s common for the skin around the eyes to wrinkle up when you squint, especially if you have dry skin. When we squint or smile, Botox prevents those muscles from contracting, so wrinkles don’t form.
The Sun Doesn’t Have To Be Your Enemy
Many anti-aging cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, require patients to avoid the sun after the procedure for a period of time. It is obviously not ideal during the summer months when many outdoor activities and events take place. Wear sunscreen like normal after treatment and avoid excessive sunshine for at least 24 hours afterward, but you won’t need to hide away like with some other treatments.
It Does Not Involve Skin Resurfacing
Resurfacing can cause the skin to become sensitive, causing you to stay out of the sun. Botox has no such effect. The medication is administered via injection, and recovery is not affected by the sun. Your skin will also not discolor while you receive the treatment. However, Botox does not offer sun protection, so you should apply sunscreen whenever you are out in the sun. You should also reapply after getting out of the water every two hours.
Summer Is a Time When We Wear Less Makeup
It’s easier than ever to have flawless skin during the summer, so it’s not surprising that makeup is the least used during the season. There are many who enjoy ditching their cosmetics as much as possible and enjoying a fresh, natural look. You will want to show off your smooth skin with minimal makeup, letting your real beauty shine through.
Botox Can Also Reduce Sweating
In addition to treating excessive sweating, Botox disrupts the nerve signals that transmit messages between your muscles and your brain. With injections, your body will stop sweating, helping you feel drier and more confident during the summer.
The Average Botox Treatment Lasts 4-6 Months
A typical treatment with Botox lasts between four and six months, after which the effects of the neurotoxin wear off. The result is that you can feel confident about how you look all summer long!
Common Ways Dentists Utilize Botox Treatments
Botox benefits not just those who want a little boost during the summer. With proper training, dentists that do botox can assist patients with the following:
A lack of vertical dimension has caused lip muscles to be repositioned in edentulous patients using Botox treatment. When you need a new denture, finding a Botox dentist is a great way to relax the muscles around it, making the transition smoother.
High Lip Lines
The use of Botox can help patients with high lip lines relax their lip muscles, resulting in a smoother, more pleasing smile line. An advantage of this approach is that it is minimally invasive as well as an immediate treatment.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Botox injections can be beneficial to patients with temporomandibular joint disorder, as well. There have been limited treatment options for TMJ disorders in the past due to hyperactivity of the muscles. However, dental professionals can now provide quick and efficient pain relief using Botox, which relaxes these muscles.
The force of the muscle contractions resulting in bruxism can also be reduced with Botox treatments. These can be used in conjunction with night guards.
Ready To Look Your Best This Summer (And All Year?)
The friendly and knowledgeable team at Liberty Family Dentistry is ready to answer all of your questions about Botox. This well-accepted procedure is quick and painless, allowing you to see the immediate benefits and wow your friends and family with your new look. We love to see the smiles on our clients with bright, shiny teeth and a new level of confidence in their smile and look! Botox can offer far more than cosmetic benefits to patients to address all kinds of concerns.