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Although many people think of BOTOX® as a nonsurgical facial beauty treatment used by dermatologists and facial plastic surgeons, its cosmetic and functional use has expanded to dentistry in recent years. Today, BOTOX is used by dentists trained in cosmetic dentistry procedures to treat functional issues such as bruxism (the clenching and grinding of teeth, especially during sleep) and migraines, as well as esthetic issues like wrinkles and gummy smiles. Likewise, dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® have become a popular option for dentists to correct wrinkles, sagging and other visible signs of aging that affect the contours of natural facial lines. With that said, all practices aren’t created equal, so it’s vital to seek care from a dentist like Dr. Edek Gonzalez, who has verifiable training and experience administering such treatments. His advanced training and artistic eye, plus his in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy, ensure that you’ll receive safe and effective BOTOX treatment at Progressive Dental Office Cosmetic and Implant Center.
BOTOX Applications in Dentistry
Is BOTOX Safe and What Are the Side Effects?
BOTOX is an FDA-approved injected purified protein of botulinum toxins, which is considered a safe and effective treatment for a wide spectrum of therapeutic and cosmetic applications. Originally approved to treat 11 therapeutic conditions including chronic migraines, BOTOX has also been used to successfully treat TMJ disorders, gummy smiles and bruxism. For cosmetic purposes, BOTOX is also FDA approved to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines in adults. Of course, the effectiveness of BOTOX applications is directly dependent on the experience of the dental professional applying the injections. Although generally safe, BOTOX side effects and complications may include bruising and pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache, nausea, redness and temporary facial weakness or drooping.
Our Customized BOTOX Procedures
Dr. Gonzalez has advanced training and expertise administering BOTOX in Hialeah, FL. Whether you wish to alleviate chronic migraines or reduce facial wrinkles or the appearance of a gummy smile, he has the skills to help you achieve optimal results. It takes about five to 10 days to see the results of BOTOX, which generally last four to eight months.
If you have headaches 15 or more days every month, your condition is considered chronic. BOTOX is injected around the pain fibers involved in headaches, where it enters nerve endings, thereby blocking the release of the chemicals responsible for pain transmission. A single treatment typically lasts 10–12 weeks. A clinical trial showed that just two BOTOX treatments reduced the severity of migraine headaches by 50%.
Although it isn’t FDA approved for this treatment, studies have shown that BOTOX is an effective and minimally invasive option for the correction of gummy smiles caused by hyperactive upper lip elevator muscles. BOTOX is injected into these muscles, thereby preventing the upper lip from being pulled too far up when you smile.
BOTOX blocks transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate facial muscles. BOTOX injections cause muscles to relax, thereby reducing undesirable crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and frown lines. If you have wrinkles or other types of facial lines, BOTOX may be an ideal option to temporarily diminish their appearance.
Improve Your Facial Beauty with Juvéderm
Also known as soft tissue fillers or injectables, our practice offers dermal fillers in Hialeah, FL to reduce wrinkles and augment the chin, lips and cheeks. Juvéderm is a popular filler available in three different formulas, all of which use hyalouronic acid as their base. This naturally occurring substance helps bind water to cells and provides excellent lifting capacity, making it an optimal choice for restoring volume in the cheeks and midface. The different formulas are used for specific applications, including age-related volume loss, lip and chin augmentation and reduction of smile, laugh lines and nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to your lips). While treatment is generally safe when applied by a trained cosmetic dentist, side effects may include redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration and itching.
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