The gym is a desert at this hour, and that’s exactly how you like it. You get to beat the rush of fad-dieters and people who will only show up for a week. You have access to any machine you want and have all the time in the world. Your fitness and appearance are important to you, which is why you take the extra time to maintain and improve them. Exercise can do a lot to decrease the signs of ageing in your body, but it can do very little for your face. You can now turn back the clock with Botox from your dentist in Dublin.
How Does Botox Work?
As the saying goes, time marches on, and it seems to be marching on your face. Years of joyful living have left you with laugh-lines and wrinkles that you could do without. One of the easiest ways to help eliminate these wrinkles is through Botox therapy. Botox is a protein that is naturally produced by a certain strain of bacteria. Rather than using a cream that is applied topically to address wrinkles, Botox is injected into the facial muscles that cause the contractions that lead to wrinkles. By limiting these contractions, the skin is not able to wrinkle. Obvious lines on your forehead, eyes, lips, and even neck can be reduced or temporarily eliminated through the use of Botox. Treatment usually involves a few tiny injections into specific muscles on the face. This treatment is extremely quick, taking as little as 10 minutes. You will see the benefits within days, and they can last up to 6 months.
Botox and TMJ Pain
Botox has also been used for years as a method of pain relief as well as cosmetically. Patients who experience bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding) or TMJ pain (pain in the jaw joint) could benefit from Botox therapy. The Botox is injected into the muscles that tense or involuntarily contract while you are sleeping. They are then unable to contract, allowing them to heal, and prevent you from grinding your teeth at night. The method of treatment is the same as it is cosmetically, in that it only takes a few quick injections. You should start to notice a difference within a few days. Continued treatment may be needed over time.
Is Botox Right For Me?
Botox is ideal for patients who are looking to correct small wrinkles or help relieve jaw pain. Botox is not a dermal filler or a facelift. People who continue to suffer from TMJ pain may be suggested to try other treatments. If you are curious about what Botox could do for you, please give us a call today at Distinctive Smiles of Dublin.