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How Dentists Can Help Reduce Fine Lines and More with BOTOX

Botox Treatments | Woman Smiling

At our Fayetteville, AR dental office, our cosmetic dentist can give you a winning smile and help you combat fine lines and wrinkles!

It makes sense. Dentists, after all, are maxillofacial experts. BOTOX in the hands of a skilled dentist is BOTOX in the right hands.

What Does BOTOX Do?

As we age, fine lines and furrows crop up on our faces. It’s inevitable. These lines, furrows, and even crow's feet (lines at the corners of the eyes) are caused by squinting, smiling, frowning, and furrowing our brows across decades.

The good news is our cosmetic dentist can treat these fine lines and furrows with BOTOX. No surgery. No recovery time. Just an enhanced ...

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How Does BOTOX® Help With Jaw Pain?

Though BOTOX® is FDA approved for reducing facial wrinkles, many of our Fayetteville, AR patients with jaw pain or bruxism (a teeth grinding habit), ask us about the uses for BOTOX® to reduce muscle pain.

To understand why BOTOX® provides relief from the symptoms of TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), it is essential to know how it works when injected into muscles.

BOTOX® Relaxes Muscles

For anti-wrinkle treatment, Dr. Wade Kifer injects minute amounts of botulinum A toxin into the muscles underlying the skin. BOTOX® gently relaxes the muscles over the course of a few days. 

When used regularly, BOTOX® reduces wrinkles by relaxing those muscles that we use every day. When appropriately applied, your ...

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Will BOTOX® Injections Make My Face Look Frozen?

Girl Wondering About If Botox Freezes Faces

A common misconception about BOTOX® anti-wrinkle injections that we hear in our Fayetteville, AR dental office is that the treatment will cause a “frozen-faced” appearance, preventing you from smiling or showing any emotion at all.

Dr. Wade Kifer has plenty of experience with anti-wrinkle injections to smooth out the wrinkles and lines that occur through habitual expressions such as smiling, concentrating, or squinting. 

BOTOX® relaxes the underlying muscles that move the skin. We always start with a conservative dose and can adjust it from there once we know how you will respond to anti-wrinkle injections.

Side effects are typically mild and usually only includes mild bruising in a small percentage of patients. You ...

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