Restore Your Appearance
If you’re self-conscious about your appearance in Covington and you’d like to reduce the prevalence of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet, you may not have to go to a medspa or dermatologist for Botox. Dr. Keleigh Lascari is fully-trained in administering Botox to patients in Covington and the surrounding areas. Learn more about Botox at the dentist below, or contact us now for a consultation.
Understanding The Basics
Botox is obtained from the botulinum toxin. This is a very powerful toxic substance, but when it’s properly processed and used in Botox, it’s inert and completely safe. When injected into the face, Botox is able to selectively paralyze some of the facial muscles.
This causes the muscles and the surrounding tissue to relax, which helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Botox is often used on the forehead and neck, but can be administered almost anywhere on the face, depending on your particular needs.
Why Would I Get Botox
From My Dentist?
There are a few great reasons to get Botox at the dentist. Dentists focus primarily on the head and neck anatomy of muscles, arteries, nerves, and veins; therefore, they are second to none when providing a safe Botox injection. Dentists learn a lot about facial anatomy during dental school, so Dr. Lascari is able to use this expert knowledge to deliver customized care.
Getting Botox at the dentist is also very convenient. You can get Botox as part of a six-month teeth cleaning and oral exam, which means you won’t have to spend more time driving across town to another office just for Botox treatment.
If you've had a dental restoration, you protect your investment. Botox relaxes your jaw so you don't damage your restoration or implant from teeth grinding or clenching.
You can also get other cosmetic dentistry treatments that help you feel more confident about your appearance at your dentist, such as teeth whitening to reverse staining and yellowing, which makes you look younger.
Treatment For Jaw Pain
Botox For TMJ/TMD
Botox is sometimes used to treat TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder). This disorder occurs when the temporomandibular joints, which connect the jaw to the skull, become inflamed due to trauma, overuse, disease, or another such issue.
TMJ/TMD can result in painful clicking and locking of the jaw, radiating facial pain, difficulty chewing, and other negative consequences. Botox is used as a treatment for TMJ/TMD. Botox can selectively paralyze the facial muscles, which can help with teeth clenching and grinding, relax the joint, and allow the area to heal. For more information, contact Dr. Lascari for a TMJ/TMD assessment.
What To Expect
From Botox Treatment
Botox treatment is minimally-invasive and takes only a few moments. Dr. Lascari will use a special syringe to deliver a pre-measured dose of Botox into the problem areas of your face. The process usually takes only a few minutes.
Note that it may take up to 2-8 days to notice results, since Botox takes some time to be absorbed into your facial muscles. The full effects are noticeable after about 2 weeks. Botox treatments typically last about 3-4 months, so you may need to come back to Cornerstone Dentistry for another appointment at this time.