Botox Specialist

Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry

Dentists located in Pleasanton, CA

If you’re looking to rejuvenate your look with more than just an upgrade to your smile, the team of doctors at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry offers Botox® treatments to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles and make your skin look radiant. Located in Pleasanton, California, Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry is a trusted source for dental care and Botox treatments. To learn more about this simple and safe cosmetic procedure, book an appointment today by calling the office or scheduling online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an incredibly safe and effective injectable that’s approved by the FDA for use in treating:

  • Wrinkles around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Wrinkles on the forehead

Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, injections are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States, with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimating as many as 7.23 million procedures performed a year. The doctors at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry like to offer it to their patients as a way to make their smile stand out even more by further improving their overall facial appearance.

How does Botox work?

Botox temporarily paralyzes muscle activity by blocking the transmission of chemical signals from your nerves to your muscles. This makes it difficult for your muscles around the injection site to contract, which in turn prevents the skin around the injection site from folding and developing wrinkles. In addition to giving your current wrinkles time to recover and fill out, Botox also prevents the formation of new wrinkles by preventing your muscles from making new folds in your skin.

How do I get Botox?

The process for getting Botox injections is incredibly quick and easy, and requires no preparation from you. The whole procedure is minimally invasive and only takes a matter of minutes in the Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry office.

Kara Yu, DMD, FICOI, FAGD, simply uses a thin needle to administer 3-5 injections in each site (depending on what you’re treating), which feel just like a quick, little pinch. No incisions and no general anesthesia. Once the injections are complete, you're done!  

What’s the recovery time for botox?

The recovery time for Botox is absolutely minimal. You’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately after your procedure, with some light bruising at most. Many patients actually schedule appointments to have the procedure done on their lunch break and go back to work after!

You’ll be able to notice results within a couple of days after the treatment, with the full effects lasting for anywhere up to four months.

The effects of Botox injections do fade over time, so you’ll need to have new injections every few months if you want to maintain your results. It’s actually thought that repeated Botox injections might reduce wrinkles in the long-term by training your facial muscles to relax.

To learn more about how the team at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry can revitalize your appearance with Botox injections, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

*Results may vary