We commonly associate Botox with plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other skin care experts. But oral surgeons have a distinct advantage in providing this wrinkle-reducing treatment for you. Botox is a service commonly offered by dermatologists or skin specialists to reduce wrinkles. As Oral surgeons, we are in a better position to do a better treatment job with Botox as we have an in-depth understanding of facial structures, muscles, and skeletal structure of the face. Botox is short for botulinum toxin, a protein that is injected into a patient’s facial muscles to treat dental issues and cosmetic related problems. When this protein enters the nerve, it obstructs nerve transmission making it impossible for the injected muscles to contract and thereby halting the growth of wrinkles.