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BOTOX® – Louisville, KY

Smooth Out Wrinkles & Enhance Your Smile

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When you imagine getting BOTOX from a professional, you probably don’t consider visiting your dentist. That’s because not every dental office offers this treatment, but we do! At Bell Dental, we offer plenty of cosmetic services designed to transform your smile, which includes more than just your teeth and gums. As experienced dentists, Dr. Kenneth Bell and Dr. Steven Kaebnick are well-versed in the intricacies of the facial muscles and can make you look years younger with BOTOX. To learn more about how we can smooth out wrinkles and enhance your smile with BOTOX in Louisville, call our friendly team today!

What Is BOTOX?

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BOTOX is an abbreviation of a type of bacteria called botulinum toxin. When injected into overworked muscles in the face, BOTOX encourages these muscles to relax. As a result, the wrinkles – developed from muscles scrunching up over time – smooth out, creating a more youthful appearance.

The BOTOX injections themselves take only a few seconds. Depending on your specific needs, however, BOTOX treatments usually take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. You should start to notice a difference after five to 10 days, and your results can last for the next three to six months.

Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX?

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Are you in your late twenties or older? Do you want to get rid of those pesky wrinkles and fine lines on your face? If so, then BOTOX may be right for you! This treatment is a great way to fix issues like:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Vertical lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Smoker’s lines around the lips

We typically advise against BOTOX for patients who are pregnant or who have deep facial scars, neuromuscular diseases, or certain skin disorders. These conditions either come with risks or may not provide the results you’re looking for.

In the end, the only surefire way to know if you’re a good candidate for BOTOX is to visit your cosmetic dentist in Louisville for a consultation.

The Benefits of BOTOX

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If you’re interested in BOTOX, you’ll be happy to know that it comes with a number of benefits:

  • Treatments usually take less than an hour. In fact, BOTOX injections are sometimes called “lunchtime facelifts” because you can complete them during your lunch break!
  • The results enhance your appearance while being subtle enough to not make it obvious that you’ve “had work done.”
  • This non-surgical procedure doesn’t require a long recovery period like facial surgery would.
  • The treatment is quite affordable.

Why See a Dentist for BOTOX?

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Dentists are probably not the type of profession you’d associate with wrinkle-reducing treatments, but there’s a reason why it’s ideal to visit Bell Dental for BOTOX. Our dentists have spent years studying the ways that facial muscles move and interact. Not to mention, we know exactly the features that make up a great smile, so you can be sure that your results will look fantastic.

There’s also the convenience factor. Your BOTOX treatment can be completed right before or after your routine checkup and cleaning or another cosmetic procedure, so you won’t have to schedule multiple appointments to achieve a bright, healthy smile.


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Do you have questions about getting BOTOX that you want to have answered before you schedule an appointment with our team at Bell Dental? Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common ones we receive from patients, along with our answers. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, please feel free to call us directly.

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Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX injections like the ones we administer here in-office, contain a small and completely safe dose. This treatment is FDA-approved for cosmetic uses, and if they’re administered by a trained professional, like a cosmetic dentist in Louisville. While it’s very rare that people experience adverse effects to BOTOX, it is a possibility, which is why it’s a good idea to visit a professional who knows how to properly administer the treatment and determine whether you’re a good candidate for it.

How can I get my BOTOX results to last longer?

There are several ways you can preserve the effects of your BOTOX injections, including:

  • Avoid spending long periods of time in the sun, which could lead to inflammation and sun damage.
  • High-intensity workouts can raise your metabolic rate and lead your body to break down the BOTOX quicker, so consider doing low-intensity trainings.
  • Moisturize your skin regularly with dermatologist-approved products that contain collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other ingredients that can benefit your skin and slow wrinkle formation.
  • Stop bad habits like smoking and vaping, as nicotine is known to break down collagen and damage skin cells.
  • Take zinc supplements, which have been shown to help extend BOTOX results.

Can BOTOX help with my acne?

Studies have shown that BOTOX can help decrease oily skin, which could play a role in acne development. However, it hasn’t been shown to be an effective acne treatment on its own. It’s best to use in combination with a dermatologist-recommended acne treatment to help you achieve glowing skin.  

What happens if I stop getting BOTOX injections?

One of the best benefits of BOTOX is that you don’t have to keep up with getting injections if that’s not something you want to do long-term. The only effect that stopping injections will have on you is that you’ll likely notice your fine lines and wrinkles gradually become more apparent with time. If you have to take a break from treatment due to financial reasons or just not being able to create the time in your schedule, you can safely do this and return to your routine injections later on without adverse side effects.

Does BOTOX Hurt?

It’s very common for patients to be worried about pain when they realize that BOTOX is administered with a needle. The good news is that the process is quite quick, and you’ll feel nothing more than a pinch with each injection. We can also apply a numbing solution to the area we’re treating beforehand to help you remain calm and comfortable.

Do I Need a Consultation Before Getting BOTOX?

Absolutely! In fact, the consultation is essential because we need to learn about your medical history and any allergies you have to determine if you’re a candidate. We also need to learn about your aesthetic concerns to ensure that BOTOX is the ideal treatment for you. Simply put, the consultation is crucial for both the patient and the doctor, and it’s a great time to ask any clarifying questions you have so you know exactly what to expect from the treatment process.

Tip: Ask if you can schedule the consultation and injections on the same day!

What Is the Difference Between BOTOX and Fillers?

In the cosmetic space, many of the conversations center around BOTOX and fillers. Naturally, this might leave you wondering what the differences are. The key distinction between the two is that BOTOX temporarily paralyzes the muscle to reduce wrinkles while fillers add volume. This largely determines where the injections are placed. In other words, you wouldn’t want to add volume to your forehead to address noticeable lines or add BOTOX to your nose to create a more symmetrical appearance.

Is BOTOX Permanent?

No, BOTOX is not permanent. Usually, the results last for three months or so, but they can last for upwards of six months if you take really good care of your skin. Of course, factors like your age, metabolism, and activity level also play a role, which are all things we can take into account at your initial consultation.

At What Age Can I Start BOTOX?

BOTOX patients seem to be getting younger and younger by the year. However, this wrinkle-smoothing treatment usually isn’t needed until the mid-20s or early 30s. With that said, it is possible for deep lines to surface much sooner. If that’s the case for you, then you can technically start BOTOX injections as young as 18.

Is BOTOX Only for Women?

No, both men and women can get BOTOX. In fact, more than 500,000 men get BOTOX each year! This is largely due to the fact that – no matter what our gender is – we are more aware of our appearance than ever before. Plus, this injectable is more accessible and affordable than ever before. So, if there is a man in your life that’s interested in smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles that have surfaced over the years, don’t hesitate to bring them in for a consultation.