There are several reasons to consider Botox for pain relief as well as wrinkle treatment. Botox smooths the lines on your face and prevents deep wrinkles from persisting, leaving you with a more youthful appearance. Botox is also a very effective treatment to resolve chronic migraines as well as ease the pain of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (more commonly known as TMD/TMJ) that is often caused by jaw clenching.
Cosmetic Botox for Wrinkle Prevention
Cosmetic Botox is a non-surgical procedure that uses small injections to relax the muscles that cause lines and deep wrinkles. Botox injections are fast and extremely effective at smoothing deep, persistent facial lines without affecting surrounding healthy skin. There is little to no recovery period and your results appear within days of treatment. Often Botox lasts up to four months. Patients will usually schedule their routine dental hygiene and cosmetic Botox in the same appointment. This saves them time and allows for a radiant smile and a more youthful appearance all in one visit.
Botox for Migraine Procedure
The Botox for migraines procedure is the first and only FDA-approved preventive treatment for chronic migraines. Unlike other options that treat a headache or migraine once it's begun, Botox prevents headaches and migraines before they start. On average, Botox prevents 8 to 9 headache days and migraine days a month, compared to 6 to 7 with placebo.
Unlike cosmetic Botox, which lasts for up to four months, the Botox for migraines procedure should be administered every 12 weeks. It takes about 15 minutes for the procedure and is done in Floss’ comfortable office. Botox for migraines is injected into shallow muscles, not too deeply beneath the skin. Each treatment involves 31 injections in seven key areas of the head and neck.
Botox for TMJ Pain
Botox for TMJ pain is a treatment that relaxes the muscles around the temporomandibular joint easing related pain and jaw tension. Botox for TMJ is injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, relieving TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and can even minimize lock jaw that is often caused by severe stress.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located where the jawbone meets the skull on both sides of your head. You use your jaw more than you even realize – moving it when you talk, eat, and swallow. If your jaw joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, you may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw, known as TMJ.
Often times teeth grinders have no awareness that they are even grinding or clenching their teeth. Botox works to relieve jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful and often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and TMJ pain.
The treatment of Botox for TMJ pain is a quick, straightforward, and effective procedure. Botox injections are administered at Floss, with no surgery and little to no down time. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.