Why Choose a Dentist for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an exciting expansion to the wide range of dental and facial aesthetic treatments offered at Encinitas Cosmetic Dentistry. Dentists initially began using BOTOX® injections for the treatment of pain and discomfort of the jaw. Caused by an overactive temporomandibular joint, this jaw muscle pain can spread to the neck, shoulders, and back, or lead to frequent headaches and dizziness. Especially when combined with a bite-realignment appliance such as a night guard, BOTOX® injections can significantly reduce the symptoms of jaw muscle pain. By weakening the overactive temporomandibular joint, BOTOX® injections prevent this muscle from involuntarily contracting and provides relief for many men and women.
In addition to being trained to use BOTOX® injections to address and manage jaw muscle pain as well as teeth grinding (bruxism), our skilled cosmetic dentist, Dr. Cathy J. Santone, is trained and certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic for its most common use today – the elimination of fine lines and wrinkles. With Dr. Santone’s addition of BOTOX® Cosmetic to our practice, patients can now receive dental treatment and achieve smoother, younger-looking skin all in one visit.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used on a very broad range of patients to address some of the most common signs of aging. The benefits of this popular injectable can include:
- Eliminating facial lines and wrinkles
- Softening the look of crow’s feet
- Reducing the appearance of frown lines
- Relaxing the furrows between the eyebrows
Patients should notice results within three to four days of their treatment, with optimal results in five to seven days. Many men and women have BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments performed during their lunch hour, as the injections only take about 15-30 minutes to complete. The results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will typically last up to three months, and your new younger, rested look can often be easily maintained with regular follow-up treatments.
For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.