Botox® is a revolutionary treatment with both medical and cosmetic applications. At Dental Arts of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California, Arman Dayan, DDS, and the team use Botox to treat migraines and TMJ disorder, as well as to minimize facial wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines. Call the Los Angeles-based office or book a visit online to start your Botox treatments today.
Botox is an injectable serum that has a variety of applications, like reducing wrinkles and easing the pain of migraines and TMJ disorder. It temporarily blocks the nerve signals in the area of injection, effectively limiting muscle activity and alleviating tension.
There are a few different conditions for which your provider might suggest Botox treatments, including:
Botox is famously known as a cosmetic treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face, specifically those around the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet), in between your eyebrows (frown lines), and on your forehead. By limiting the muscle activity in these particular areas, Botox prevents your skin from constantly folding in on itself, which is what causes a wrinkle in the first place.
The FDA approved Botox for treating chronic migraines, which it defines as headaches that occur on 15 or more days per month. Injecting Botox into specific areas can reduce the transmission of pain signals in your neural network and works to prevent your migraines before they even start.
TMJ disorder is a condition that affects the proper functioning of the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. It can cause a great deal of pain in your jaw, temples, head, ears, and neck and make it difficult to fully open and close your mouth.
Injecting Botox into your jaw muscles can alleviate the pain and tension associated with TMJ disorder and mitigate your symptoms.
It only takes a few minutes for the providers at Dental Arts of Beverly Hills to administer your Botox treatments. The procedure is so quick, easy, and painless that many patients schedule it during their lunch hour and return to work immediately after.
Your provider uses a syringe to inject Botox into specific treatment sites. Depending on your preferences, they might apply a topical anesthetic to numb your injection site beforehand. The needle they use is very thin, so the injection isn’t particularly uncomfortable. Most patients describe it as being like a little pinch.
There is no recovery or downtime after Botox. If you’re treating migraines, it might take a few weeks and multiple treatments before you start noticing significant results. For the cosmetic treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can show results in as little as a few days.
To learn more about what Botox can do for you, call Dental Arts of Beverly Hills or schedule a visit online today.