Botulinum Toxin for Esthetics and/or Therapeutics

Botulinum toxin for Esthetics (Botox, Jeuveau, Xeomin, Dysport)

Botulinum toxin is known as a "wrinkle reducer" to many.  It is used in small, diluted amounts injected into various locations in the face to smooth and refresh lines on the face caused by muscle activity.

Where can botulinum toxin be used for esthetics?

          *Frown lines (aka eleven's)

          *Forehead wrinkles

          *Crow's feet

          *Gummy smile

          *Smoker's lines around mouth

          *Bunny lines on nice

Botulinum toxin effects last for approximately 3 months.  Call us if you are interested!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Botulinum Toxin Benefits

          *Quick and effective

          *Non-invasive and non-surgical

          *Administered in a dental office, not in a hospital

          *Minimal discomfort, mainly due to injections with minimal to no post-treatment discomfort

          *Noticeable improvement within 2-3 days of first treatment and maximum effect in 7-10 for esthetics, 10-21 days for therapeutics

          *Easy to return to normal activities

          *Works as a safeguard to dental health from excessive grinding and damaging teeth

          *Reduces migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches

           *Provides relief 24 hours per day, rather than just night time relief

 

Botulinum toxin for Therapeutics

If you've suffered from migraines, headaches, neck pain, facial pain, TMJ pain, and other types of tension, you may be familiar with dental night guards or oral medications.  Sometimes those products can fail to give relief, especially during the daytime.  Botulinum toxin (such as Botox, Jeuveau, Xeomin, Dysport, etc.) are now an option or alternative treatment.  

Botulinum Toxin Uses:

          *TMJ pain                 

          *Soreness or pain from clenching and/or grinding

          *Migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches

Botulinum Toxin Benefits

          *Quick and effective

          *Non-invasive and non-surgical

          *Administered in a dental office, not in a hospital

          *Minimal discomfort, mainly due to injections with minimal to no post-treatment discomfort

          *Noticeable improvement within 2-3 days of first treatment and maximum effect in 7-10 for esthetics, 10-21 days for therapeutics

          *Easy to return to normal activities

          *Works as a safeguard to dental health from excessive grinding and damaging teeth

          *Reduces migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches

           *Provides relief 24 hours per day, rather than just night time relief

How it Works:

 

Stress causes the nervous system to initiate muscle spasms which then contract and squeeze the muscles, creating pain and soreness.  Nerves located in these contracted muscles become compressed, initiating TMJ symptoms, including headaches.  The muscles that we chew with, located in and around the neck, face, and head and shoulder areas, are integrated with pain pathways.  By injected small, diluted amounts of botulinum toxin into these spastic muscles, we can prevent the muscles from squeezing the nerves and in turn, reduce the pain to these areas.

 

Is Botulinum Toxin Use Safe?

Yes for most people.  Botulinum toxin is temporary, and it wears off in approximately 3 months.  Some people who have had repeated toxin treatments has noted that the effects last longer than 3 months.  The FDA approved botulinum toxin for chronic migraines and facial pain as a primary treatment in 2011.  It has been deemed relatively safe for most procedures in healthy individuals.

Call today at (574) 234-4117 to see if you are a candidate for botulinum toxin!


 

 

 

 

 

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