Botox has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment options, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year. Most people use it to enhance their appearance by removing wrinkles and smoothing their skin. We are proud to announce that Dr. Arnold now offers Botox treatment for patients, making it that much more convenient to get a beautiful look.

What is Botox?

Botox is derived from a bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum, which is found in many natural settings, including soil, lakes and forests.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by blocking signals between the nerves and muscles, therefore paralyzing the muscles. This is how it works to smooth wrinkles – it immobilizing the muscles surrounding fine lines, making the lines less likely to move and therefore making them less noticeable. Botox can be used on forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines (lines around the nose), chin (for dimpling), skin bands on the neck and around the mouth (for smile lines).

What should you expect?

When you visit Arvada Dental Center for Botox, Dr. Arnold will use a very fine needle to inject the product into specific muscles. The patient will only feel minor discomfort. The procedure just takes a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. It may take 3-7 days, and in some cases up to two weeks, for you to notice the full effect, but the results last for about four to six months. To maintain results, we recommend coming in for routine treatment, as after multiple injections, lines and wrinkles will typically appear less severe as your muscles have been trained to relax.

Are there side effects?

The main side effect of Botox is temporary bruising and slight pain near the injection areas. Headaches are another common side effect, which are rare and typically last 24-48 hours. A small percentage of people develop eyelid drooping, which usually resolves in three weeks. This is often caused when the Botox moves around, so avoid rubbing the treated area for 12 hours after the injection, or lay down for three to four hours.

Botox can help reduce wrinkles, smooth skin, and help you look younger. Thinking of getting Botox? Dr. Arnold now offers injections and can provide you with more information. Call 303-421-7611 today to schedule your appointment.