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BOTOX Injections

Facial lines and wrinkles can leave you looking older than you feel. Instead of getting a facelift, consider BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.

A quick cosmetic injection at Gulch Dental Studio may be all you need to look rejuvenated. BOTOX treatment can be done during your lunch break.

BOTOX therapy at our Nashville, TN dental spa is ideal for safe and fast cosmetic enhancement.

What Is BOTOX Cosmetic? The Basics of BOTOX

A safe, cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, BOTOX is an FDA-approved solution for frown lines and facial wrinkles. Even though BOTOX continues to surge in popularity, there are numerous misconceptions and misunderstandings about it. Here are three basic facts patients should know.

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An Alternative to Surgery

Rather than undergo a facial plastic surgery to reduce wrinkles, patients can get BOTOX Cosmetic injections instead. It's a low-risk alternative to a facelift.

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A Cosmetic Injectable

Cosmetic injections are extremely sought after today. BOTOX is the most popular and well known cosmetic injectable given its effectiveness and reliable results.

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Prevents Muscles Contractions

While many injectables add volume to the injection area to fill wrinkles, BOTOX instead stops muscle contractions. This prevents dynamic wrinkles from appearing.

How BOTOX Injections Work A Simple Illustration

For a simple, succinct understanding of how BOTOX Cosmetic works, here is a helpful illustration.
An illustration of how BOTOX Cosmetic injections make lines and wrinkles on your face fade by relaxing facial muscles

A Welcoming Dental Spa Committed to the Nashville Community

Whether you come to Gulch Dental Studio for a cosmetic injection or advanced dentistry, we strive to make your visit both relaxing and enriching.

Gulch Dental Studio is unlike other practices in Nashville, TN. We aren't just another dentist's office. The space is designed to make every patient feel like a welcome guest at a spa. Our team emphasizes open communication so you understand what treatments involve, and so we can understand all of your needs. We focus on building lasting, genuine connections with each person who walks through our doors.

If you live in Nashville and would like more information on the different dental care and cosmetic services we provide, we encourage you to contact Gulch Dental Studio.

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Lindsay Alexander

January 27, 2020

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Honestly, this place feels less like a dentist's office and more like a luxury spa. :) The office is beautiful. The staff is phenomenal. Everyone who works here is so professional, kind, and helpful. I actually love going to the dentist, but if you're one of those people who get anxiety about it, I think this place will forever change things for you! Highly recommend.

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Chelsea Steen

September 8, 2019

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Love Dr. Scotty & all the staff at Gulch Dental!! Everyone is so kind & friendly it really makes you feel right at home. The office is full of modern chic decor, it doesn’t even feel like you’re at the dentist. So happy to find a dentist that I enjoy going to!

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The Benefits of BOTOX Injections The Advantages of Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

BOTOX Cosmetic has become so popular because the benefits are numerous and the drawbacks and low. The key benefits of this cosmetic injectable are as follows.

Short Treatment Time

Most BOTOX Cosmetic treatments take less than 10 minutes to complete. Patients can stop by and be out in no time. This is why BOTOX injections are called a "lunchtime" procedure.

No Downtime After Treatment

BOTOX sessions lead to minimal discomfort and few interruptions in your routine. Patients can return to most non-strenuous activities immediately after their injections at Gulch Dental Studio.

Results Apparent in a Few Days

The final results of a BOTOX injection will take just a few days to become apparent. The majority of patients will experience the full anti-aging benefits of BOTOX within two weeks.

No Scarring or Visible Marks

BOTOX Cosmetic doesn't require incisions and the needle is very small. Following treatment, there will be no scarring or visible marks on the face, just wrinkle-free skin.

Treating Dental Problems with BOTOX More Than Just Wrinkle Reduction

While BOTOX Cosmetic is best known for its anti-aging benefits, we can also treat dental health problems with carefully planned injections.
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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Bruxism refers to inadvertent gnashing, shifting, and jaw clenching while a person is asleep. It's often the result of poor tooth alignment and excessive stress. If left untreated, teeth grinding can cause tooth fractures, jaw pain, gum recession, headaches, and an inability to have a restful night of sleep. BOTOX treatment for teeth grinding targets the masseter muscle, which is responsible for jaw movement. This provides temporary pain relief as well as reduced grinding at night.

TMJ Disorders (TMD)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complicated joints in the body. When trauma or other conditions alter the proper alignment of the jaw, it can lead to dysfunction. This is known as a TMJ disorder. Treating TMJ disorders often requires multiple approaches to improve jaw function and relieve pain. Since TMJ disorders are often associated with teeth grinding, BOTOX treatments can target the masseter muscle for pain relief and reduced strain on the jaw joint.

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A Team That Puts You First Addressing Your Needs and Goals with Care

When you enter Gulch Dental Studio, our team puts your needs first. We'll talk to you about your problems and goals, and develop solutions that are built on compassion and years of expertise.

The entire staff at our Nashville practice is attentive and patient. We treat every guest like they're part of the family. We can develop a custom treatment plan just for you. In addition to reducing wrinkles with BOTOX injections, we can discuss cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures that can give you a refreshed and youthful appearance.

If you live in Nashville and would like to to have welcoming dental care experience, we encourage you to contact the team at Gulch Dental Studio.

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Nhat Vo

March 19, 2020

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Staff members were the right amount of friendly. Lobby was very tastefully decorated. Exam rooms were spotless. I was new patient and was in and out within an hour for my cleaning even with the initial paperwork and post-cleaning consultation for future treatment. I’ll be back.

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Joee Armstrong

February 4, 2019

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Dr. Harris and the entire staff at Gulch Dental Studio are amazing! Dr. Harris takes the time to explain treatment plans and discuss all options. He truly cares about his patients! So happy I found Dr. Harris when I relocated to Nashville. They are always able to work around my schedule for appointments and the location is fantastic! <3

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The BOTOX Injection Procedure What Patients Can Expect

BOTOX Cosmetic sessions are quick and easy. Here's a rundown of the entire treatment process and what to expect after your injection therapy session is completed.
This is why BOTOX injections are called a "lunchtime" procedure.

Before Your Visit

This is why BOTOX injections are called a "lunchtime" procedure.

Preparing for Treatment

Before your visit, it's best to avoid the use or intake of tobacco, alcohol, and anti-inflammatory drugs. This reduces the risk of bleeding and bruising.

Numbing the Injection Site

During the actual visit to our practice for BOTOX treatment, you'll be offered a numbing cream. This local anesthetic minimizes pain around the treatment site.

Injecting the BOTOX

The BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into the problem areas using a very fine needle. Careful planning allows us to determine the ideal injection site location.

Back to Your Day

Since the process only takes several minutes, patients will be in and out of the practice in no time. You can resume most normal activities right after your visit is done.

Proper Aftercare

Patients should avoid rubbing the injection sites and performing any strenuous exercise or physical activities for at least 24 hours. This ensure optimal outcomes.

The Final Results

The results of BOTOX treatment should be apparent within a few days, though it could take up to two weeks. Expect smooth skin and a more youthful appearance.

Potential Side Effects

BOTOX Cosmetic is the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure done each year. Even though it is considered safe and effective, there is always potential for side effects with any cosmetic treatment.

The most common side effects are pain, bruising, and swelling. After your injections at our Nashville practice, you will receive a list of activities to avoid to help prevent these side effects from worsening. If you experience any mild pain, bruising, or swelling, lightly apply an ice pack to the injection areas to manage these side effects and provide pain relief.

Other Common Side Effects Include:

  • Headache or flu-like symptoms
  • Droopy eyelid
  • Crooked eyebrow
  • Nausea
  • Temporary facial drooping

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  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble speaking or swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis outside of the injection site
  • Loss of bladder control

Follow Your Doctor's Instructions So the Botulinum Toxin Stays in Place


You do not want the botulinum toxin to move from the site where it was injected. If the botulinum toxin migrates outside of the injection site, it can alter your treatment plan, causing muscle weakness and paralysis of an unaffected area. Depending on how far the botulinum toxin migrates, it can cause more severe physical health issues throughout your body. Always follow your recovery instructions and call immediately if you notice anything unusual.


BOTOX Cosmetic is considered a "lunchtime procedure," meaning you can come to our Nashville office to get injected during lunch then go straight back to work. However, there are certain activities that need to be restricted to reduce your chances of adverse side effects after treatment.

Delay Your Exercise Routine

You should not exercise for at least 24 hours after your appointment. Exercise increases blood flow which can increase the potential for bruising and swelling.

Do Not Touch Your Face

Do not touch, massage, rub, poke, or put makeup on your face for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Touching the injection sites can increase the risk of the botulinum toxin moving into other areas of the face.

Avoid Lying Down

Be sure to sit straight up or stand for the first four hours after your procedure. Lying down too soon can increase the risk of the botulinum toxin moving outside of the treatment area.

No Alcohol

Before your BOTOX procedure, you will need to abstain from drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours. This is also the case after your treatment. Alcohol thins the blood, which can increase your chances of bruising and swelling.

Types of Botulinum Toxin Injections

There are three main brands of botulinum toxin injectables: BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®. Each brand is FDA-approved and is an effective anti-wrinkle treatment. BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN inject the same botulinum toxin, so the effects of each last for around the same amount of time. Our Nashville, TN, office carries BOTOX, the first to hit the market and widely considered to be the most trusted brand of wrinkle treatment.

Get a More Youthful Appearance! Schedule a BOTOX Cosmetic Consultation With us today!

A youthful appearance is more than just losing fine lines and wrinkles. Let the team at Gulch Dental Studio develop a cosmetic treatment plan that is perfectly tailored to your needs. Cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening or veneers paired with BOTOX Cosmetic are a great solution to having a more youthful look overall. Dr. Harris can assess everything from the color of your teeth to the laugh lines by your eyelids. If you want a youthful energy and vibrant smile that boosts your confidence, contact our practice online or call our Nashville, TN, office today!

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I love everyone here! They have been extremely helpful. I have TMJ and I started getting Botox here last year! I’ve seen an insane difference. I’m happier and able to thrive. Sadly,  I’m moving to NY but I may have to fly back every five months to get my Botox from here!!!!

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Everyone was super nice! It had a good atmosphere. I received TMJ Botox therapy and it was completely painless. Whole thing went by very fast.

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Are the Results of BOTOX Injections Worth the Price?

It is hard to put a price on confidence. If you can't stop staring at the crow's feet near your eyes and eyelids or the frown lines between your eyebrows, the effects of BOTOX Cosmetic might be worth the price for you. Not only will you see your results quickly, but the effects of BOTOX Cosmetic can help prevent wrinkles and fine lines over time.

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Chase Freeman

April 28, 2019

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I have been going to Dr. Harris at the Gulch Dental Studio for a year or so now. I cannot say enough good things about this office! I have been a routine patient at many dentist offices throughout my life, but this is by far my favorite office. It is clear that they take pride in what they do and are very thorough in their work. However, they are still able to make sure you are comfortable throughout the visit. I thought I knew everything there was to know about caring for my teeth until I started going to Dr. Harris and learning more about daily, preventative care and I plan on being a lifelong patient at Gulch Dental Studio.

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Kaila Oliphant

December 2, 2018

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Great place! The staff is super courteous and kind, and the ambiance of the studio is calm and relaxing. It kind of reminds me of a spa. The dental hygienists and doctors really care about the health of your teeth and gums and listen to your concerns and requests. I have very sensitive gums and Courtney treated me with the most gentle hands I've ever received at a dentist office! They're also happy to answer any questions you have and don't make you feel like you're holding them up (something I've experienced in the past). If you're looking for a dentist I highly recommend this location.

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