While the dental office may not be the first place you think of when looking for a Botox® provider, it is possible to receive it at the dentist. Dentists study the musculoskeletal structure of the face, which comes into play when treating the facial muscles. Botox treatment affects the facial muscles to create aesthetically pleasing and comfortable results. Our office is certified to provide Botox injections for patients. Many patients are interested in Botox treatment because Botox injections can smooth facial wrinkles for a more youthful look. Patients with TMJ disorders also benefit from Botox treatment to alleviate painful symptoms. At Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer Botox as a cosmetic treatment for patients in Hampstead, NC.
Botox Treatment in Hampstead, NC
Botox is a neurotoxin that acts upon nerve signals, temporarily freezing the muscles that make expressions. In turn, relaxing the muscles minimizes facial wrinkles. Botox can treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Lipstick lines
- Forehead lines
- Bunny lines
Virtually any wrinkles on the face can be treated with Botox injections. Botox can address wrinkles around the nose, forehead, eyebrows, lips, chin, jawline, and neck. We recommend a consultation before treatment, where you can tell us which areas of your face or neck you want to treat.
We will numb the affected areas during treatment and inject Botox into the facial muscles. Treatment is quick, and we can address multiple areas of the face or neck in one treatment. You will begin to see results after one to three days, and Botox results can last three to six months.
Using Botox for TMJ Treatment
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are bite disorders that occur when there is an injury or stress to the joints that aid in biting, speaking, and chewing. Dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which connect the lower jaw to the skull, creates painful symptoms. TMD patients can experience teeth clenching and grinding, headaches, and orofacial pain, marked by facial and jaw pain.
Botox can temporarily relieve TMD symptoms because it affects the facial muscles. Relaxing facial muscles that hold tension from TMD can relieve symptoms that make everyday life uncomfortable for patients. Many patients who experience headaches as a result of TMJ disorders can benefit from Botox.
Please let us know if you are interested in addressing your TMJ disorder but have questions about Botox. You can also receive Botox to complete your cosmetic dental care. Contact Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for Botox treatment today at 910-335-4392 or schedule a consultation on our website.