Botox Specialist

John D. Aiken, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Inverness Smiles

John D. Aiken, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Birmingham, AL

A substantial body of evidence supports the idea that looking your best helps you feel your best. To that end, John Aiken, DMD, and the team at Inverness Smiles in Birmingham, Alabama, offer some of the best injectable treatments available in medical aesthetics, including BotoxⓇ. If you’ve been thinking of giving Botox a try, schedule a visit at Inverness Smiles to learn more. You can set up an appointment online, or call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative team.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is the first injectable medication to receive FDA approval for temporarily reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. It is also the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the world, and for good reason. 

The results possible using Botox are impressive, which is why so many people choose to come back for subsequent treatments. It’s also incredibly safe. Botox is backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies for aesthetic applications and has been used in medical applications for more than 50 years. 

How does Botox work?

Botox is formulated from a tiny amount of a neurotoxin called Botulinum clostridium. This substance inhibits normal muscle movement, although it does not prevent all muscle action. 

When injected into targeted facial muscles, Botox prevents those muscles from tugging and pulling your skin into lines, wrinkles, and folds. You’ll look younger and more well-rested, but you won’t have a tight or “frozen” look. 

In the hands of a skilled practitioner like Dr. Aiken, Botox can do wonders to improve your facial appearance. 

How long do results last?

There is no need for anesthesia or advance preparation, and your injections will take just a few moments. You may feel a slight pinch as the injections are placed, but there is no significant discomfort. You’ll be able to return to work or your normal routines immediately afterward. 

It takes around 24-48 hours for results to develop. You can expect your results to last around four months, at which point you’ll begin to see your lines and wrinkles slowly returning. You can then decide if you’d like to return for another round of injections to prolong your results. 

In addition to Botox, Dr. Aiken also offers JuvedermⓇ, a family of outstanding dermal fillers. These injectables replace lost facial volume, and can help smooth skin and reduce the signs of aging. There are Juvederm options for virtually every area of the face, including cheeks, lips, around and beneath the eyes, and around the mouth. 

Explore these advanced medical aesthetic options in more detail during a face-to-face consultation, which you can book online or over the phone today.