Botulinum Toxin Injection® Therapy in Abbotsford can Reduce TMJ and Fine Lines and Wrinkles
A regular part of life as a human being is aging, and with aging comes more wrinkles, especially on the head and face. At Medora Dental Care, our use of Botulinum Toxin Injection® in Abbotsford can help reduce the prominence of wrinkles on your face, including crow’s feet (corner of the eyes), forehead lines and frown lines, among others. We also offer Therapeutic Botulinum Toxin Injection®, which may provide relief from TMJ pain as well as fix hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Trained and experience in Botulinum Toxin Injection® injections, we are pleased to offer this treatment to our patients. Schedule a consultation to see if Botulinum Toxin Injection® is right for you.
What Exactly Is Botulinum Toxin Injection®?
Derived from botulinum toxin, Botulinum Toxin Injection® is a neuromodulator that is injected into the muscles underneath the skin. Injected in small amounts, it blocks the nerve signals from reaching the muscle, preventing muscle activity in the area it is injected in, like around a wrinkle. There are two forms of Botulinum Toxin Injection® treatment: cosmetic and therapeutic.
Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injection®
Botulinum Toxin Injection therapy is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles; it is an injection treatment designed to reduce facial expression lines. When Botulinum Toxin Injection® is injected into the facial muscles that are responsible for movement, the lines directly associated with these muscles’ movement are diminished because Botulinum Toxin Injection® weakens the muscle. Thus, Botulinum Toxin Injection® therapy works best for “dynamic” lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement. It is less effective for fine textural changes on the skin surface as well as for those lines present while your face is at rest. Botulinum Toxin Injection® therapy is temporary, meaning it will have to be repeated on a regular basis to remain effective, an average response is 3 to 6 months of diminished muscle contraction.
Therapeutic Botulinum Toxin Injection®
Botulinum Toxin Injection® is also used for therapeutic means, as it is an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and related jaw pain or tension. When injected into facial muscles associated with soreness and discomfort, Botulinum Toxin Injection® relaxes the muscles and relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate migraine headaches resulting from grinding and clenching, as well as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Botulinum Toxin Injection® in Abbotsford is both incredibly safe and effective at weakening specific areas of muscle to both create smooth skin and remedy physical ailments. Call our office to book an appointment today.