Botox is a cosmetic treatment that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent wrinkles from forming. Botox is among the most common cosmetic treatments in the world and is quickly gaining popularity. At Freeman Dental, botox is injected into the facial muscles to temporarily paralyze them. When the facial muscles are paralyzed, the skin is prevented from creasing which reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox injections are FDA-approved and are routinely used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is extremely safe, but there are risks associated with the use of Botox.
Some patients may experience side effects like bruising, headache, and nausea, but these symptoms usually resolve within a couple of days.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox works by limiting the activity of muscles in the face, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is a purified protein that, when injected, temporarily relaxes the muscles in the face, which makes the skin smoother and reduces wrinkles.
The Advantages of Botox
Botox is a simple way to look younger. Botox is injected into the facial muscles to paralyze them which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is often used to treat glabellar lines, which are the vertical lines between the eyebrows. Botox is also used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
Botox has been used to erase wrinkles for decades. However, doctors have recently discovered that Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating. Botox is injected directly into the sweat glands, which causes them to stop producing sweat. This treatment is FDA-approved to treat excessive underarm sweating.
Botox can be used to treat migraine pain. The treatment reduces the frequency and severity of headaches resulting from migraines. Botox is most effective in treating migraines that occur on one side of the head.
Stop Teeth Grinding
Many people grind their teeth at night. This can wear down your teeth and cause jaw pain. Botox prevents muscle contraction. This prevents grinding at night.
Botox is also beneficial for treating TMJ pain. This treatment is fast and virtually painless. Results last for about six months. Most patients only require two to three treatments a year.
Improve Jaw Spasms
Botox injections can be used to help treat jaw spasms. Jaw spasms occur when a person’s jaw involuntarily clenches. They typically last for 10 seconds or less and often happen during the night.
Jaw spasms can be caused by stress, anxiety, tension, or nighttime teeth grinding. Botox injections can be used to reduce these spasms, helping to relax the jaw muscles.
Botulinum toxin can be used in the treatment of TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. These disorders occur when the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull becomes inflamed or injured. This can cause pain, difficulty opening the mouth, and clicking or popping sounds when moving the mouth. Botox injections into the jaw muscles can treat TMD.
Get in touch with Freeman Dental at (270) 444-6080 for our Paducah location and schedule an appointment to learn more about the perks of botox.