Everyone exhibits some type of facial wrinkling as they age. Botox® has proved to be one of the most effective and popular injectable rejuvenation treatments for smoothing out wrinkles and creases in order to maintain a more youthful appearance.
No matter what type of wrinkle you have or type of correction you desire, Dr. Kohani has an available Botox solution for you.
The Botox cosmetic treatment can smooth wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movement and help prevent the wrinkles from becoming even deeper and more pronounced over time.
Botox treatment is most commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles including:
Botox is especially beneficial for patients who are seeking subtle, natural-looking facial rejuvenation rather than the types of results offered by more invasive plastic surgery procedures. The results of Botox treatment can last up to six months and even longer with regular touch-up treatments.
Dentists in North America, approximately 7% to 8% currently and growing, are offering their patients Botox treatment for cosmetic uses and a number of innovative applications in dentistry.
Botox has proved helpful in relieving pain and discomfort of TMJ and bruxism cases, especially for patients who are experiencing facial pain and moderate chronic temporomandibular joint pain.
TMJ tension is relaxed and pain relieved in the jaw and neck area via an injection of Botox at the site. Botox can also be incorporated into chronic pain treatment provided to alleviate TMJ headaches and other types of pain and discomfort that are associated with TMJ.
Another application of Botox is its use in conjunction with a dermal filleras a treatment for gummy smiles. Traditionally, dentists have used periodontal surgery to treat gummy smiles, but Botox and dermal fillers offer an effective non-surgical alternative.
Once a dermal filler is applied for lip augmentation along with Botox therapy, the lip cannot be raised as high because the muscles surrounding the lip are weaker. Correctly performed, the patient is unable to raise the upper lip to expose the gums but still has full capacity to chew, speak and kiss.
Additional areas of dentistry make use of Botox including orthodontic therapy where Botox is used in retraining muscles.
When orthodontics are used to move teeth into their correct positions, if the patient has strong facial muscle movement, teeth can be pulled back into misaligned position. Post orthodontic treatment, Botox is used to reduce the intensity of the muscle pull and eventually the muscle memory may be revised to perform more natural physiological movements.
Dentures are often times difficult for patients to adjust to. Even if dentures are fitted perfectly, the patient can experience irregular and strong muscle contractions that interfere with a comfortable and snug denture fit.
In addition to various wrinkles and folds that can occur on the face with age, the corners of the mouth can begin to turn down. These muscles around the mouth can be relaxed with applications of Botox and result in the corners of the mouth being raised.
Wrinkles around the lips, often referred to as ‘smoker’s wrinkles,’ can also be smoothed out with the use of Botox. ‘Smoker’s wrinkles’ can easily occur for non-smokers because they are most often caused by strong contractions of muscles around the mouth.
Schedule a dermal filler consultation with Dr. Kohani to find out how Botox and dermal fillers can complement your beautiful smile for your overall facial aesthetics!