Neurotoxins, such as Botox(R), Dysport(R), and Xeomin(R), are powerful and prescription-only substances that we offer at our practice. These advanced treatments can be used to eliminate facial wrinkles and provide relief for head and neck pain caused by muscle tension. Patients choose neurotoxin treatments for various reasons, whether it's for esthetic purposes like reducing fine lines and wrinkles or therapeutic reasons such as addressing conditions like TMJ and chronic migraines. Neurotoxins can effectively alleviate symptoms that affect your confidence, helping you achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance.
How do Neurotoxins Work? Neurotoxins are specialized proteins that act by blocking nerve impulses to muscles, resulting in muscle relaxation. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles become less visible, and the skin gains a healthier, more youthful appearance. These neurotoxins are also effective in controlling pain associated with TMJ or migraines, as well as preventing dental damage caused by excessively high bite forces.
Results from neurotoxin treatments typically last between one and six months, with the effects being temporary. As the neurotoxin begins to wear off, the skin may gradually return to its pre-treatment appearance, or the muscle may return to its original level of hypercontractility.
Am I a Good Candidate for Neurotoxin Treatment? Neurotoxins may be the ideal treatment for you if you meet the following criteria:
- Aged between 18 and 65
- Interested in reducing wrinkles and fine lines without surgery
- Diagnosed with migraines or TMJ and experiencing related discomfort
- Concerned about excessive wear and damage to teeth and restorations
- Aware that neurotoxin results are temporary
- In good overall physical and psychological health
- Willing to discuss your concerns and desires with your dentist before treatment
If you suffer from recurring migraines or joint pain, or want to explore how neurotoxin treatments can enhance your esthetics, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation. You may be a suitable candidate for neurotoxin treatment, and we'll be delighted to answer any questions you may have and help you achieve your desired smile and facial aesthetics.