What is Botox?
Botox can be used to smooth and diminish the look of lines and deep wrinkles around the face, eyes, lips and mouth. While Botox is most often used for cosmetic purposes, it is just as beneficial for many dental needs as well. Botox can be used for headache and migraine relief as well as relief of TMJ-related pain, stiffness and discomfort. Botox works by relaxing the muscles in the area where the injection is given.
Why is Botox needed?
Botox has a variety of useful benefits that can be advantageous to patients of all needs. It can be used for cosmetic purposes as well as medical and dental needs as well. Some of the reasons you may want to consider Botox include:
- Reduction in lines and wrinkles around the lips, face and mouth
- Relief of headaches
- Relief of TMJ-related pain and stiffness
- Uncomfortable or ill-fitting dentures
Who is a good candidate for Botox?
Botox is a safe and highly effective injection that has been used for decades. When used in a clinical setting, Botox works to alleviate many different cosmetic and medical problems. We can go over your medical and health history to ensure that you’re a good candidate for Botox. Most people who want or need Botox injections can safely come into the office for treatment.
What happens during treatment using Botox?
We first sit you comfortably in our office in one of our examination rooms. We go over your concerns and help in identifying where to administer the injections. The next step involves applying a thin layer of topical anesthetic in the area where the injections will be given. The Botox injections are administered and you’ll be able to go home within a matter of a half hour or so. Several injections may be needed in order to achieve your desired result. Results can last for about five months and retreatment can be done as needed.
If you would like to come into the office to learn more about Botox, call us today and we will work to get you in as soon as possible.