Botox Leland, NC

Did you know that your dentist can provide Botox® treatment? Dentists study the musculoskeletal structure of the face, which is also connected to injectables like Botox. We can administer Botox to help patients address fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is a cosmetic treatment that creates smoother skin when injected into key areas of the face. We often recommend Botox to patients who want to complete a smile makeover.

Patients with TMJ disorders can also benefit from Botox treatment in our Leland, North Carolina, dental office. We welcome patients to discover what Botox can do for them, whether they want to address TMJ headaches or benefit from smoother, more youthful skin.

Botox in Leland North Carolina

Botox in Leland, North Carolina

At Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer Botox treatment in addition to regular cosmetic dental care. Botox can treat frown lines, crow’s feet, lipstick lines, forehead wrinkles, and other facial wrinkles. Because Botox is a neurotoxin, it acts upon nerve signals that make the facial muscles contract. When we inject Botox into a facial muscle, the muscle relaxes.

We ensure that patients feel comfortable during Botox treatment. Before injecting Botox, we apply a numbing cream to the treated area. Treatment is also quick, as we target the areas patients want to address. Botox can last for six or more months, and we welcome patinets to receive touch-ups in our of

Botox for TMJ Disorders

Patients with TMJ disorders often experience pain in their facial muscles. Orofacial pain comprises face, jaw, head, and neck pain. TMD patients experience orofacial pain because of the joints that connect the jaw bone to the skull. If under stress or injured, these temporomandibular joints can cause problems like headaches, jaw pain, tooth wear, teeth clenching, and teeth grinding.

When we inject Botox into the facial muscles, they relax. Injecting Botox for TMJ patients works in the same way. If we inject Botox in the areas of the face where patients experience pain, they can feel relief from their symptoms. Patients who have not found relief from jaw pain, tension headaches, or other TMD symptoms often benefit from Botox injections directly after they receive treatment.

Frequently Asked  Questions

Do you age faster after stopping Botox?

No, you don’t age faster after stopping Botox. Once the effects of Botox wear off, your skin gradually returns to the state it was before treatment. Botox temporarily reduces wrinkles by relaxing muscles. However, it doesn’t affect the natural aging process. If you stop using Botox, your wrinkles and fine lines will slowly reappear over time. However, they won’t worsen or accelerate aging.

How often should you get Botox treatments?

We recommend getting Botox treatments every 3-4 months to maintain your results. We will work with you to determine the best treatment schedule for your needs and goals.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with Botox?

Yes, Botox does have some side effects and risks. Common side effects include pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. Some patients might experience headaches or temporary drooping of the eyelids or eyebrows. More serious but rare risks include muscle weakness, vision problems, or difficulty swallowing. Overall, Botox is generally a safe option for most patients.

How soon after Botox can you get a facial or massage?

After getting Botox, you should wait at least 24 hours before having a facial or massage. This waiting period helps Botox settle into place and prevents it from spreading to areas we didn’t intend.

What stops Botox from working?

Several factors can stop Botox from working well. Developing antibodies against Botox can make the treatment less effective over time. Incorrect storage or preparation of Botox can also reduce its efficacy. Additionally, if a doctor’s injection technique isn’t exact, it may not work as well. Finally, lifestyle factors like smoking or excessive sun exposure can impact the longevity of Botox results. 

What are some pre-treatment tips to consider before getting Botox?

Before getting Botox, avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours to reduce bruising. If your doctor approves, you should also stop taking blood-thinning medications like aspirin a week before. This will minimize bruising. Lastly, if you wear makeup, you’ll want to refrain from using it and keep your skin clean and free of it on the day of treatment. 

Contact Our Leland Office Today

Are you interested in trying Botox for a TMJ disorder? Do you want to complete your cosmetic care with Botox? Call Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for Botox treatment at 910-519-1624. You can also schedule a dental appointment with us online.