If you grind your teeth, are living with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, or you’ve lost volume in your lips or cheeks, you may want to consider treatment with cosmetic injectables such as Botox® and fillers. Cosmetic injectables are known for wrinkle-reduction, but can also help your muscles relax, easing headaches, tension, and jaw pain. John Sarris, DMD, Thomas Copulos, DDS, and the team at Dental Designs of Plantation offer treatment with Botox and fillers to patients in Plantation, Florida. If you’re interested in learning more, make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.
Botox and Dysport are cosmetic injectables typically used to eradicate wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. At Dental Designs of Plantation, the team also uses Botox and Dysport to address pain, tension, and general discomfort caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, headaches, and teeth grinding.
The team administers Botox and Dysport injections in the office. Once these neuromodulators enter your bloodstream, they go to work blocking nerve signals that your brain sends the muscles in your face. Ultimately, this allows your muscles to relax, relieving stress and pain.
Juvéderm is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid to restore volume to your face. As you get older, your skin stops producing as much collagen and elastin as it once did. Collagen and elastin are two proteins responsible for keeping your skin youthful, firm, and supple. As your body produces less collagen and elastin, your skin begins to sag. Juvéderm can plump your cheeks and lips, helping turn back the clock.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment with Botox or Dysport, make an appointment with the team at Dental Designs of Plantation. During your appointment, your dentist conducts an oral exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your goals for treatment.
After gathering all of this information, your dentist determines if Botox is an effective treatment option for you. That said, if you regularly grind your teeth or experience frequent headaches, you’re probably a candidate for treatment.
If you’ve lost volume in your cheeks or lips as a result of the natural aging process, you’re probably a good candidate for treatment with Juvéderm. In fact, a series of injections can plump up your skin, providing results that last up to a year.
Your Dental Designs of Plantation provider administers Botox and fillers via injection. The procedure doesn’t require any anesthesia and usually takes only a few minutes to perform.
To achieve the best possible results, you should avoid drinking alcohol for about a week before your injection. And avoiding aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications for about two weeks prior to your procedure can help minimize bruising.
Treatment with Botox and fillers is safe and well-tolerated. After your appointment, you can return to normal activities right away. However, it’s important that you avoid rubbing or pressing on the injection sites, as this may cause the medication to move to another area of your body. You might also experience some slight swelling and bruising, but this should subside within 3-4 days.
The results of Botox and fillers vary from patient to patient. However, most people experience a significant improvement in their symptoms within 3-10 days. If your jaw pain, headaches, or bruxism persist, make sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with your dentist.
Don’t let teeth grinding, stress, or the natural aging process prevent you from living a healthy, active, and confident life. To learn more about the benefits of Botox and fillers, make an appointment at Dental Designs of Plantation today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.