If you are someone who has looked in the mirror and thought, “whoa, when did those wrinkles happen?” you are certainly not alone. As we go through our daily lives—laughing, smiling, crying, frowning—we’re creating lines and creases in our skin. This becomes a problem when our skin becomes less resilient, and it doesn’t “bounce back” from these expressions.
Botox can help to smooth out facial lines and wrinkles. Our West Bloomfield Botox Dentists use this treatment refresh our patients’ appearances, and to combat other problems related to the maxillofacial structure.
Perhaps the most well-known application for Botox is to minimize aging facial lines and wrinkles. Our Botox team will assess your skin, and determine which muscles, specifically, are contributing to wrinkle development. Then, we inject the Botox solution to these key spots, so that the muscle is able to relax. The result is skin that looks smoother, younger, and healthier.
For some patients, Botox can also be indispensable for treating chronic headaches. Headaches that are caused, or exacerbated, by muscles tension and strain, can often be improved by well-placed Botox injections.
Another surprising use of Botox is for treating TMJ and bruxism problems. Your temporomandibular joints are the joints on either side of your head that connect your skull to your lower jaw. When the muscles in these joints become strained or damaged, you may experience pain, jaw mobility problems, and an uneven bite. In some cases, Botox can help alleviate chronic dental grinding as well as TMJ dysfunction.
When you think about it, because the disparate parts of your maxillofacial structure are all connected, it makes sense that using Botox to relax certain muscles can create a number of positive effects, aesthetically and functionally.
If you have been considering pursuing Botox treatment, our West Bloomfield Botox dentists are happy to give you any additional information you need about how this treatment works and what it can do. Gives us a call to get started!