Reverse Signs of Aging and Eliminate TMJ Headaches with Botox
Did you know that going to the dentist can knock years off your age? Dr. Kapers, a cosmetic dentist in St. John, IN, now offers dental Botox treatments as a stand-alone procedure or along with other cosmetic dentistry procedures and Botox for migraines.
Although there are other options as to where you can receive Botox treatments, Dr. Kapers is fully qualified to provide this simple cosmetic dentistry procedure while you’re in the office for another appointment or, if you prefer, as a short, separate appointment altogether. There is no need to go elsewhere to achieve a more youthful look. If you are already enhancing your appearance with tooth whitening or veneers, Botox will only add to the youthful appearance you’ll achieve in our office.
What is Botox?
Since 1989 and most recently in 2002, when the formula was reconstructed, the FDA has stood behind their approval of Botox treatments. For about 25 years, this non-surgical cosmetic procedure has safely improved the facial appearances of millions of people. Specifically, Botox targets fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and also crow’s feet.
Botox is short for botulinum toxin A. This protein is carefully injected into the targeted area, after which it attaches to your muscle nerve endings. It then blocks the signal that affects muscle contractions, which contributes to the movement that causes wrinkles. In just a few days after your Botox treatment, you will begin to notice these lines smoothing out and disappearing.
Headache and TMJ Relief with Botox
Botox has a bonus benefit aside from its main purpose of reducing wrinkles. Because it is a muscle relaxer, Botox can help relieve migraine and headache pain caused by TMJ disorder. Taken in about half the dose required for cosmetic purposes, Botox can be used with or without other TMJ or bruxism (teeth grinding) therapy, such as oral appliances. Dr. Kapers can discuss Botox as a possible part of your TMJ treatment plan.
How Long Does It Last?
Though facial esthetic treatments are not permanent, Botox allows you to reverse the signs of aging for up to eight months after only one treatment. You will not lose feeling in your face during the time it is effective, and there are no lingering side effects even after it has worn off. This makes Botox a perfect treatment to receive before a special event, such as a wedding or reunion.
Dentists are already well trained in the anatomy of the face, so it makes sense that your dentist can offer this procedure with the highest level of care and expertise. Dr. Kapers, a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, where he has received advanced Botox training, will first evaluate you to see if Botox is right for you. He will discuss your cosmetic needs and desires, and, if you are a good candidate, he will consider your facial proportions to determine the ideal esthetic results.
If you are interested in Dental Botox as a cosmetic treatment to eliminate wrinkles or reduce chronic headaches, call us now at our St. John office at 219-322-9920 or our Valparaiso office at 219-462-1970. You can also request a Botox consultation by filling out our online form. We look forward to creating a more youthful you!