Should I get Botox from my Cosmetic Dentist?


Botox in Laytonsville, Maryland

Most people assume that Botox and dermal filler procedures belong in a plastic surgeon’s or a dermatologist’s practice. While both were the first healthcare providers to integrate it, it does not make these procedures specific to only them.

There may be no health professional who is better to give injections than your cosmetic dentist in Laytonsville, MD. Dentists are the best injectors because they inject them regularly and know how to make them comfortable, quick, and painless for their patients.

Read on to learn how Sheila L. Brush can help you with all of your cosmetic needs.

What is Botox, and how does it work?

Botox is a non-invasive injectable remedy known as a neuromodulator that temporarily blocks specific nerve chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. The most common use is to calm intense facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. The FDA has approved it as a safe and effective treatment of wrinkles since 2002.

How long does Botox last?

In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months. It can last 4-6 months in some patients or possibly shorter. It is common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last long after the second treatment. The exact length depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the neurotoxins.

What conditions can Botox fix?


Dr. Brush, your cosmetic dentist in Laytonsville, MD, administers Botox to people who are interested in reducing signs of aging visible on their faces.

These signs include moderate to severe frown lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, and other minor imperfections. Botox pairs perfectly with other cosmetic dental work like teeth whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and full mouth reconstructions.


A gummy smile happens to people when their upper lip lifts above their teeth too much, exposing the upper gums.

This issue usually happens because of a hyperactive muscle in the upper lip. Botox injected into the muscle temporarily paralyzes the hyperactivity. The lip can finally relax, resulting in less exposed gums and the beautiful smile you deserve. 


Botox is injected into the temples, scalp, and forehead as a muscle relaxant for migraine relief. The injection can also block pain signals that are transmitted to your brain. Migraines take a massive toll on the quality of life and productivity. So, a migraine sufferer’s relief from an injection could last anywhere from four to six months.  


Excessive sweating under the arms, in the palms of the hands, and soles of the feet pose a significant threat to some people’s day-to-day lives. Injections are a great way to block the chemical signals of over-productive sweat glands. Patients receive Botox to stop the excess moisture and even decrease body odor.


Botox injections can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Still, they are also an excellent way to prevent wrinkles or delay development. For that reason, younger people come to Dr. Sheila Brush for Botox treatments to hinder wrinkles and other unwanted signs of aging. 

Get Your Botox in Laytonsville from Sheila L. Brush

Contact our dental practice in Laytonsville, Maryland, if you want to learn more about how you can enjoy the benefits of Botox or any of our other dental services. Dr. Brush will assess your needs and recommend how it can become part of your care.