Over time, repetitive movements of the facial muscles such as squinting and frowning cause loss of muscle volume and elasticity, and the force of gravity leads to unwanted wrinkles and folds in the skin. It is now possible to smooth out these wrinkles and folds without surgery. BOTOX® is a safe and non-invasive procedure that provides aesthetic results and treats the signs of aging naturally, precisely, and non-surgically.
A growing number of dentists are now providing BOTOX (also known as BoNT/A) treatment in Chicago, Illinois, for their patients for cosmetic and therapeutic uses that may benefit the oral and maxillofacial muscles, as well as reduce signs of aging.
While the use of BOTOX for cosmetic purposes has gotten a lot of attention in a number of dental journal articles, BOTOX products are excellent to use for dental therapeutic uses in a number of areas.
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The use of BOTOX therapy has been in use for many years. For trigger point injections, it makes much more sense to use the BoNT/A injections since results last up to three months. Plus, the injections help relieve the intensity of the muscle contractions caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). It is estimated that 80 percent of patients have some sort of TMD and need treatment.
TMD is a clinical label for any pain of the jaw and facial muscles, which can be associated with headaches, earaches, cervical spine disorders and general facial pain. The use of BOTOX therapy has been in use for many years. For trigger point injections, it makes much more sense to use BoNT/A products because the effects can last for three months and can actually help relieve the intensity of the contraction of the muscle.
To get more information on the benefits and results you can gain from BOTOX at University Dental Professionals, give us a call at 773-684-5702.