BOTOX® is an injection that fights wrinkles. BOTOX blocks the nerves to certain facial muscles, which lessens the appearance of wrinkles. Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner is proud to provide BOTOX in Burlington, Connecticut. BOTOX is the most effective on wrinkles that have not set yet, like wrinkles that appear when you smile or frown. If the muscle does not move much, the wrinkle will not form. BOTOX works well with dermal fillers, which also help reduce lines in the face. Dermal fillers also restore fullness in the face.
BOTOX can also be used as a treatment for jaw tension and TMJ disorders. These conditions are often painful. When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX can relieve jaw tension and pain. BOTOX injections ease jaw tension by making the muscles unable to clench and grind. In many cases, this injection can treat headaches that result from teeth grinding and severe stress. BOTOX can also help treat lock jaw. Many patients notice results within one or two days of treatment. However, some patients do not experience noticeable improvement for up to a week.
The BOTOX treatment procedure can be completed in 10 to 30 minutes and the dermal filler treatment takes about 30 to 60 minutes. Our dentist recommends that you do not take painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen for two leading up to BOTOX treatment. These thin the blood, increase bleeding, and can cause bruising at the site of injection. Tell our dentist of any medication or supplements you are taking before your treatment.
To learn more and to schedule a consultation, please contact our dental office today.