Did you know that you can get Botox® at the dentist? Whether patients want to complete their cosmetic care with Botox treatment or want to alleviate TMJ headaches, we can help. Botox is an FDA-approved injectable treatment option that addresses facial muscles. Our dentists can administer Botox in Cary, NC, to lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles and treat TMD. Because dentists study the musculoskeletal structure of the face, they understand the bones, joints, and muscles that make up the face. As a result, dentists
Cosmetic Botox Treatment in Cary, NC
Botox is a neurotoxin, which means it acts on nerve signals when injected into the facial muscles. After we inject Botox into facial wrinkles, they disappear because the muscles that crease the skin relax. We can target many areas of the face with injectable Botox treatment, including wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, nose, mouth, and even neck.
Our team ensures you feel comfortable during Botox treatment by numbing treated areas and injecting Botox into the areas of your face that require treatment. Directly after Botox treatment, please refrain from wearing makeup or strenuous exercise. Do not lie down or apply pressure to the treated area for 6 hours after treatment. You can, however, exercise your facial muscles 2 hours after your treatment to help work Botox into your muscles. Botox can last for 3 to 6 months and you can return to our office for touch-ups as needed to keep your skin smooth.
Botox Treatment for TMJ Disorders
Patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) experience problems like headaches and orofacial pain. Pressure on the bite and the jaw joints from TMD can result in pain in facial muscles. We can use Botox treatment to target the facial muscles that create pain for TMD patients and alleviate problems like headaches that patients experience from teeth clenching and grinding.
During a consultation, we will consider your specific symptoms and note the areas where you hold the most tension. When injecting Botox for TMD patients, we target the muscles that create the most tension. Relieving muscle tension with Botox treatments can prevent morning headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and pain in the temples.
Ask Us About Botox
Are you interested in Botox treatment for TMD or wrinkles and want to know more? Call Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 919-646-6294. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Emily Reece online.