Patients who are dissatisfied with wrinkles and lines can benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic. The injectable treatment reduces noticeable signs of facial aging for a rejuvenated appearance. In addition to cosmetic purposes, Gulch Dental Studio in Nashville, TN, also offers BOTOX® Cosmetic as an alternative treatment for TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) to help relieve tension and pain.
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.
Our skin inevitably loses elasticity over time. The production of collagen, a key ingredient for young-looking skin, decreases as we age. Skin texture becomes less supple, and wrinkles, fine lines, and creases become more visible. The areas of the face that tend to show signs of aging first and most noticeably are the areas around the eyes and between the eyebrows.
Candidacy for BOTOX®
BOTOX® patients need to be at least 18 years of age and free of certain neuromuscular disorders that preclude them from treatment. Women who are pregnant or nursing will need wait to receive BOTOX® treatments until after giving birth and finishing breastfeeding. BOTOX® candidates are men and women looking for an affordable and minimally invasive way to achieve a refreshed look, or who want to alleviate TMD symptoms.
A BOTOX® Treatment Session
Patients will relax in the treatment chair and may be offered a numbing cream for the injection site. BOTOX® Cosmetic will then be injected using a very thin needle into the muscle at predetermined sites. The sessions take only about 15 minutes and the treatment involves no downtime.
BOTOX® treatment takes only 15 minutes and involves no downtime, allowing patients to easily fit a treatment into their busy schedules.
Patients can easily fit a BOTOX® treatment between other appointments or into a lunch hour, allowing them to return immediately to their busy lives. Results typically last about six months. After this time, patients will return to the office for another session to maintain desired effects.
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.
Schedule Your BOTOX® Appointment
If you are looking for a quick and minimally invasive way to refresh your appearance or relieve tension from TMJ disorder, you may significantly benefit from BOTOX® treatments. Contact us online to schedule your appointment at Gulch Dental Studio.