BOTOX® Injections in Brandon, FL
Laughter, tears, and concentration can leave a road map of expression across your face. If you work at a computer all day or struggle with your vision and find yourself squinting, you might notice furrowed wrinkles around your eyes, between your eyebrows, or around your nose and mouth.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injectable used to subtly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and expression lines on the face.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX is delivered through a whisper-thin needle into the muscles underlying your skin. BOTOX relaxes those muscles, which, in turn, smooths the skin covering the muscle. Many people joke or have concerns about “frozen face” when considering BOTOX, but that could not be further from the truth.
Your dentist will deliver small doses of BOTOX for gentle relaxation of the muscles while maintaining your everyday facial expressions. BOTOX is a temporary treatment; its effects are best when built up over time. You can expect each treatment to last around four months, and then retreatment will be necessary to maintain your younger appearance.
What Can BOTOX Treat?
BOTOX can treat many areas where we develop wrinkles, including:
- Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
- The “angry 11” (between the eyebrows)
- Bunny lines (around the nose)
Treatment for Gummy Smiles
BOTOX is also effective for the treatment of gummy smiles. An overactive upper lip can reveal too much gum tissue when smiling; BOTOX can subtly relax the lip muscle to create a more natural-looking smile line.
Treatment for TMJ Pain and Bruxism
Because BOTOX treats underlying muscle tissue, many dentists have found BOTOX effective in TMJ (jaw) pain relief. Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, can irritate your powerful jaw muscles, causing inflammation. Over time, jaw muscles can become boxy and over-developed in appearance. The stronger the jaw muscles become, the more power they exert, and the cycle continues.
Injecting BOTOX directly into the jaw muscles can help relax them and ease the pain, migraines, facial tension, and neck pain associated with bruxism and TMJ dysfunction. Many patients report finding dramatic relief from headaches and pain with BOTOX.
Why Choose Your Dentist in Brandon, FL for BOTOX Injections
Dentists are not just experts in teeth and gums; they have a detailed understanding and knowledge of the entire dental system, including joints and muscles. Choosing a dentist near me to deliver your BOTOX treatment can benefit you because their precise delivery will treat the muscles that can benefit while leaving the others untouched.
Dentists have far greater knowledge of facial structures than any salon or spa aesthetician can offer.
Do BOTOX Injections Hurt?
You will feel no more than a tiny sting as the medication is delivered. Typically, BOTOX has no downtime, though you should avoid rigorous exercise or any pressure on the treated area (like lying on a pillow) for several hours following treatment.
Arrange BOTOX® Treatment in Brandon, FL
If you want to enhance your smile makeover or reduce wrinkles with BOTOX injections, we welcome you to contact our Brandon dental office to book a consultation. We are excited to show how BOTOX anti-wrinkle injections will work for you.