what is botox® cosmetic?

Desert Smiles is pleased to offer BOTOX® Cosmetic to men and women living throughout the Glendale area. Injected into facial muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses that cause contraction. This allows the skin to smooth over the injection area, producing a more youthful and attractive appearance - and all without the risks or downtime associated with surgical facial rejuvenation.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can safely be injected into many areas of the face and has been shown particularly useful in the treatment of:

  • Forehead creases. Horizontal lines or rows across the brow
  • Frown lines. Creases in between eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet. Fine lines and deeper wrinkles at the corner of the eyes
  • Marionette lines. Wrinkles that run from the corner of the lips to the jawline

Deep creases, moderate wrinkling, even fine lines can be addressed with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Call us at 602.734.0050 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nathan Tenney and learn if this popular cosmetic treatment is a good fit for you.

botox® cosmetic injections


BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular anti-aging treatment available today, largely due to its efficacy and safety record. First approved for cosmetic use in 2002, the popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic has continued to grow. Now, literally millions of men and women in the United States seek BOTOX® Cosmetic injections every year.

Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can often be completed in minutes, though some topical numbing may be required before injections are made. While some post-injection discomfort may be present for a few hours, most people are able to resume all normal activities as soon as they leave our office. BBOTOX® Cosmetic is minimally invasive and often requires no recovery time at all, though some people may experience mild redness in the injection area for a few days.

Results from BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment may take three to four days to be realized, but once muscles relax and overlying skin smooths, the results can last for three to four months. Additional treatments can safely be performed at regular intervals to make sure results stay consistent, though some people choose BOTOX® Cosmetic for temporary rejuvenation before a special event and do not return for maintenance injections.

If you choose to discontinue injections, your skin will simply return to its natural state over the course of several months. BOTOX® Cosmetic will not cause rapid aging when discontinued. In fact, because it stimulates collagen production, it may help produce a softer and more attractive appearance for several months after treatment has been discontinued.

botox® cosmetic at desert smiles

Dr. Tenney is a cosmetic dentist who has received extensive training in facial muscle dynamics, which helps ensure the BOTOX® Cosmetic injections he provides are delivered precisely where they are needed. Poorly planned injections can result in unpleasant aesthetics and may even cause complications. When you choose Dr. Tenney, you are choosing to work with someone who understands the complicated mechanisms of facial movement, enabling him to produce natural-looking results that serve to complement your smile.

Many people choose to have BOTOX® Cosmetic added to the smile makeover procedure, but this service can be performed as a stand-alone option as well. During your BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation, Dr. Tenney will listen to your concerns and help you determine the best treatment options for your needs.

Call Desert Smiles at 602.734.0050 to schedule your consultation today. Located in Glendale, Dr. Tenney provides BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to men and women living in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.

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