Noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time — discover the benefits of Botox® at our practice.
Patients choose to receive Botox treatment for many different reasons. A few are severe conditions such as TMJ and chronic migraines. Botox can relieve headache symptoms and help to decrease bruxism or clenching and grinding intensity.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is a medication that can only be prescribed to you by a healthcare professional. It is used as treatment for headaches, trigger points, and bruxism. Botox treatments are quick and comfortable, and within 5 to 10 days, you will begin to notice a difference in your symptoms.
How does Botox work?
Botox uses a special protein to block overactive nerve impulses, restricting muscle contractions. In doing so, it helps to relax the muscles beneath the skin, so muscle activity decreases.
Depending on each individual case, results can vary. Typically, Botox wears off at approximately three months. Treatment is temporary, and once the Botox begins to wear off, muscle activity will return to pre-treatment levels.
Botox is also used to relieve symptoms of TMJ, as well as provide comfort to patients who suffer chronic headaches. In each case, Botox is used to reduce the amount of stress placed on the teeth and jaw so that patients feel comfortable and confident.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
Botox may or may not be the right treatment for you. The best candidates for treatment with Botox are:
- Over the age of 18
- Diagnosed with and experiencing discomfort in the TMJ
- Looking for a non-surgical skin treatment
- Aware that Botox results are temporary
- In good physical and psychological health
- Willing to discuss their concerns and desires with us before treatment
If you believe you are a good candidate for a Botox treatment, and are interested in learning more, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.