A Closer Look at BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to combat signs of facial aging. This injectable is comprised of a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin type A. When administered, it temporarily paralyzes the underlying muscles, effectively smoothing out the overlying skin.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been safely used for more than two decades. It is approved to address frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet that radiate from the sides of the eyes. It also has medicinal benefits, helping TMJ disorder patients find relief from jaw discomfort and related headaches.
BOTOX® for TMJ Disorder
BOTOX® can also be used to alleviate TMD-related pain. In this application, BOTOX® is injected into sore facial muscles, inhibiting their contraction as a way to reduce tension. Injections can also eliminate headaches caused by TMJ disorder. In severe cases, BOTOX® can even reduce the uncomfortable effects of lockjaw.