If you are looking for a quick and effective method to achieve arevitalized and softened appearance or reduce the symptoms of TMJ and tensionheadache pain, botox treatment can help. Dr. Elizabeth is a member of the American Academy of Facial Estheticsand is trained in the practice of neurotoxin treatment to aid in softening finelines and wrinkles as well as managing orofacial pain.
What is Botox, and how doesit work?
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is a product of the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum, and in small diluted doses can cause muscle relaxation. When botox is injected into the desired muscle, the toxin blocks the complexes at the neuromuscular junction from releasing the neurotransmitters to make the muscle contract. Since the muscle is relaxed and is unable to contract, this reduces the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and facial and TMJ pain.
How long does it last?
The effects of Botox lasts about 3-6 months, and once the effects are worn off the muscle returns to normal. Once the neurotoxin is administered, the onset of effects takes about 7-14 days.
Can anyone receive Botoxtreatment?
There are contra-indications for botox treatment with some patients. Please let us know if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnant or are nursing
- Have a neuromuscular disease(myasthenia gravis or multiple sclerosis)
- Weakness in facial movementor muscles
- Skin issues near injections sites
- Ptosis (drooping of the eyelids)