Botox® is the most popular cosmetic procedure to date. Botox® is a purified protein. It’s an FDA-approved prescription injection formulated to temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and “crows feet,” which are also known as “laugh lines.” What most people don’t know about is the many different uses it has, including the following: wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown or “worry” lines, brow lift, bunny lines of the nose, and excessive underarm or palm sweating known as hyperhidrosis.
Botox and Chronic Teeth Grinding
Botox® has been shown to help with Bruxism (grinding of the teeth). It can also help with the pain that is associated with headaches, earaches, facial pain, and even migraines. Botox® can provide significant relief from jaw pains and other undesirable problems associated with Bruxism.
Botox and Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles are the facial wrinkles caused by muscle movements when you smile, laugh, concentrate, squint, etc. The most common dynamic wrinkles are crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Botox is primarily used to treat these dynamic wrinkles. Botox is a neuromodulator made of botulinum toxin, a component that temporarily paralyzes muscle activity. It blocks your nerves from communicating with the targeted muscles, thus reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Static wrinkles are those caused by a loss of collagen and elastin in your skin. When you’re young, your skin has lots of elastin and collagen, components that make your skin appear taut, elastic, hydrated, supple, and smooth.
However, factors like age, sun exposure, environmental pollutants strip your skin of natural collagen and elastin, and your body’s ability to produce more collagen gradually decreases. The lack of collagen and elastin gradually leads to static wrinkles, such as the fine lines on the corners of the mouth, cheeks, nasolabial folds, etc.
Botox can reduce the appearance of static wrinkles as well, but not as effectively as dynamic wrinkles. If you have static wrinkles, you should consider dermal fillers, i.e., injectables that infuse your skin with hyaluronic gel or trigger collagen production to temporarily fill the status wrinkles and fine lines.
If you’re considering any treatment, the first step is to call us or fill out our contact form to schedule your consultation and first appointment. We will answer all of your questions and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about how to achieve the results you’re hoping for. Most people find the injections relatively painless. Results are seen almost immediately.
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