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By John Sartorio, D.M.D.
August 29, 2017
Category: Facial Esthetics
Tags: Botox  

Even if you have beautiful teeth, smiling can be something of a challenge if your face is showing signs of premature aging. The wrinklesBotox that form around the eyes and mouth can detract from even the most attractive smile. Fortunately, your Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania dentist, Dr. John Sartorio, is trained to administer Botox to his patients, which can smooth out these wrinkles and fine lines, giving you a flawless smile you'll be proud to show off. Learn why this cosmetic treatment has seamlessly made its way to your dentist's office in this post.

Botox information

Botox is derived from a protein that is found in nature. While it can be toxic in its raw form, it becomes a safe and effective way to treat various conditions, including wrinkles, once it has been purified in a medical laboratory. It works by temporarily halting the movements of the targeted muscles, which causes the skin on top of these muscles to smooth out due to lack of activity underneath. Its effects typically last between three and four months, although all patients respond differently.

Understanding and experience

For many of Dr. Sartorio's patients, it's somewhat of a surprise that Botox is offered at their Pittsburgh dentist's office. However, when you consider what kind of experience a dentist has with the facial structure, it just makes sense! From the forehead to the chin, dentists possess a unique understanding of the placement, mechanism, and structure of the facial muscles.

Variety of treatments

The "crows feet" on the outside of the eyes, the "frown lines" between the eyebrows, and the fine lines that form around the lips respond very well to Botox treatments from your Pittsburgh dentist. Dr. Sartorio will conduct a full examination before determining how Botox will best work for you.

According to the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, it's been estimated that only 10 percent of dentists have received specialized training in the area of Botox. Your Pittsburgh dentist, Dr. John Sartorio, is one of them! Contact our office to learn how he can help you enhance your entire smile!