Botox® is a cosmetic injectable that targets wrinkles and fine lines, but did you know that it can also be a treatment for TMD? Botox® can soothe your TMJ pain and help your tense jaw muscles relax for fast TMD symptom relief.
What is Botox®?
The active ingredient in Botox® is botulinum toxin, or botulinum type A. Medical professionals have been using this ingredient in procedures for over 80 years. Time and time again, botulinum type A has shown itself to be safe and effective. Botox® treatment is a type of intramuscular injection, which means it is applied directly to the muscles.
The areas that most patients treat with Botox® include:
- Worry lines in the forehead
- Furrows between the eyebrows
- Sagging eyebrows
- Crow’s feet in the corners of the eyes
- Frown and smile lines
How Does it Work?
Botox® is injected into the facial muscles surrounding the areas indicated by the patient. Botox® relaxes the muscles, so they cannot contract.
Wrinkles and fine lines will quickly ease up and even disappear. The result is younger-looking, more confident patients.
Botox® is also preventative, keeping new wrinkles from developing, and old wrinkles from deepening. With repeat treatments, results begin to last longer and longer.
Botox® can also improve your daily comfort. Patients with TMJ pain will find that this injectible will relax the muscles around the jaw, therefore reducing discomfort.
What Results Can I Expect?
You can expect to see full results in just 7 to 10 days after your Botox® treatment. You will see a decrease in the appearance in those wrinkles and fine lines that you choose to target during treatment.
The Botox® process is fast and uncomplicated. Results typically last 3 to 6 months, but can be refreshed with a repeat treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
If you want to create a youthful and attractive appearance, Botox® may be a good option for you. Botox® may also be a treatment possibility for those suffering from headaches and jaw pain.
Most individuals are candidates for innovative Botox® treatments! It is best to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Adam Almeida to make the correct determination.