Are you tired of seeing fine lines around your eyes, forehead, and mouth? Do you suffer pain from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable solution for smoothing out signs of aging and relieving pain associated with TMJ syndrome.
Discover the benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic provided by Drs. Cynthia Bailey and Tess Marie Finley in their Richmond, MI, office.
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most popular brands of injectable botulinum toxin. By temporarily relaxing the targeted muscles, it can smooth out wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming, as well as ease TMJ pain. Your dentist will carefully determine where to inject the botulinum toxin based on your needs and expectations. You should begin to see your results within the next few days.
Types of Treatment
Reducing fine lines and wrinkles is what BOTOX Cosmetic is most known for. The botulinum toxin prevents the muscles in the injected area from moving. This smooths existing wrinkles and keeps new ones from forming. BOTOX injections are mostly used to help smooth out and prevent crow's feet, horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, and small lines around the mouth. BOTOX Cosmetic is a great complement to other cosmetic dentistry treatments like Invisalign® or a complete smile makeover.
For patients suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, BOTOX injections at our Richmond, MI, practice can be an effective treatment. The pain and discomfort associated with TMJ are worsened when tensing your muscles or clenching your jaw. BOTOX Cosmetic temporarily weakens those muscles, allowing them to stay relaxed and providing relief for the patient.
Common Areas for Treatment
BOTOX Cosmetic can soften or eliminate the fan-like lines near the outside corners of the eyelids. Commonly referred to as "crow's feet," these are especially visible when you laugh.
Between the Brows
Are frown lines making you look tense or angry? BOTOX Cosmetic can soften those stubborn wrinkles between your brows, also known as "11 lines".
We constantly move our eyebrows to show our expressions. As we age, this creates long lines across the forehead. BOTOX Cosmetic can effectively smooth out and slow the progression of these lines.
BOTOX Cosmetic injections in the jaw can alleviate pain associated with TMJ. They can also be used to cosmetically enhance the contours of your face, weakening and thinning the muscle for a slimmer look.
BOTOX Cosmetic as a Complement to Cosmetic Dentistry
A confident smile doesn't just come from whiter teeth, but smooth skin around the lips and eyes. BOTOX Cosmetic is a great addition to many cosmetic dentistry enhancements such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign. Your dentist can suggest both where BOTOX Cosmetic injections would be appropriate, and the best complementary treatments to achieve the smile of your dreams.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most people who are struggling with TMJ-associated pain or have unwanted wrinkles can receive botulinum toxin injections. However, you are not a good candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have drooping eyelids (ptosis)
- Have a neurological disease
- Have weak facial muscles
Tired of Seeing Wrinkles or Living in Pain? Schedule Your Consultation With Our Richmond, MI, Office Today
BOTOX Cosmetic can complement a healthy smile by enhancing your appearance. With a combined 40 years of medical experience, Drs. Bailey and Finley can expertly apply BOTOX injections to achieve your desired results.
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Types of Botulinum Toxin Injectables
There are three main brands of botulinum toxin injectables: BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin. All three are FDA-approved and are effective anti-wrinkle treatments. Since BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin all use the same toxin, the treatments are very similar, and the effects of all three last about the same amount of time. Our Richmond, MI, office carries BOTOX Cosmetic as it is considered the most trusted brand.
Can BOTOX Cosmetic Treat All Wrinkles?
BOTOX Cosmetic is great at getting rid of wrinkles associated with facial movements and aging. It is not, however, effective at preventing wrinkles caused by sun exposure or gravity.
What to Expect
Most BOTOX Cosmetic appointments are quick enough to be completed on your lunch break.
Are There Any Side Effects to Botulinum Toxin Injections?
The most common side effect that patients experience is mild bruising and swelling at the injection site. Always be open with your medical professional about what medications you are taking: certain medications like blood thinners can increase the likelihood of swelling and bruising at the injection site. Similarly, alcohol can also increase the risk of bruising, so you should abstain from it for at least one week before your appointment.
In addition to bruising and swelling, headaches can occasionally occur and should subside within 24-48 hours. In extremely rare cases you could experience eyelid drooping, which is caused by the botulinum toxin moving to unintended areas. This is why it is important to not touch the affected area for at least 12 hours after treatment.
When to Call Your Dentist
You should call our Richmond, MI, office immediately if you are experiencing any shortness of breath, blurred vision, slurred speech, or numbness or paralysis in an untreated area.
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