BOTOX Cosmetic in Burnaby

Man holding jaw from TMJ pain If you are considering BOTOX cosmetic treatment in Burnaby, BC, choosing to have anti-wrinkle injections with a dentist offers many benefits over those in salons, spas, and aesthetician clinics.

Dentists have an in-depth knowledge of the muscle structure of the face—much more anatomy education than aestheticians and non-dental practitioners receive. Because these injections relax the muscles of the face and head, this knowledge can give you more precise results without any unwanted side effects.

There are other uses for BOTOX Cosmetic, including relief from the chronic pain of TMJ/TMD issues. We’ve included some of our common questions—and answers—about this treatment below to help you make the best decision for yourself. We also welcome your call to our Metrotown, BC dental clinic, and one of our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions.

How can BOTOX Cosmetic be used in dentistry?

A BOTOX dentist also uses this treatment for a number of non-cosmetic procedures, including headache treatment, migraines, and reliving facial tension that is associated with hyper-expression and device use.

Painful jaw muscles and joints often stem from TMJ disorders or nighttime teeth clenching and grinding. By reducing the power of those jaw muscles, you can avoid joint discomfort.

This treatment is entirely reversible. It lasts for approximately four to six months, and then re-treatment is recommended to keep your new, smooth appearance. BOTOX relaxes the underlying muscles that move the skin in expressions such as concentration, smiling and frowning, and when using computers.

Anti-wrinkle injections are one of the most beneficial and safe ways to improve your appearance, regain your youth, and feel more comfortable with your appearance without surgery. To learn more about these cosmetic injectable treatments in Burnaby, we welcome you to give us a call!

How is BOTOX used for headache and jaw pain relief?

Do you wake up with headaches or find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? Did you know that by using BOTOX Cosmetic we can help relax some of those muscles so that you can have relief from tension headaches and jaw pain? When we inject BOTOX into certain muscles in your face and jaw, it allows your face, head, and muscles to relax, reducing or eliminating stress and grinding tension. If you have a heavy bite, you can even prevent a square jowl from forming due to over usage of those muscle groups.

Since your jaw is one of the strongest muscles in your body, the use of this injectable can provide relief for many of your symptoms while still allowing you chew and speak easily. Additionally, it can help prevent cracked and broken teeth due to grinding and clenching. Because the effects are temporary, the risks are low and can be adjusted over time as your body changes.

What are the cosmetic uses for BOTOX Cosmetic?

Your face is the most expressive feature you have. From your teeth and smile to your expressive eyes, your face often advertises how you feel, but what if your face is saying one thing, while you are feeling another?

Woman sitting on couch smiling

In many cases, our Burnaby patients develop lines and wrinkles that tell a different story. If you have wrinkles or deep grooves in your skin that developed because of aging, stress, or simply from looking at a computer screen all day, your face may not accurately express what you would like to project. To combat those lines and give your face a smoother, younger appearance, we offer BOTOX Cosmetic at our Burnaby, BC dental clinic.

Does BOTOX Cosmetic work on the “Angry 11” between your eyebrows?

If you are like many people, you might make faces when you concentrate on something or you are trying to solve a problem. For professionals who sit in front of a computer all day or stare at their smartphone screens, that can mean early aging due to deep lines and wrinkles.

BOTOX Cosmetic helps us to address those lines between your eyebrows that can give you an angry look, even when you feel perfectly happy. By strategically injecting cosmetic injectables into certain muscles in your forehead and between your eyebrows, we can help those muscles to relax. The side effect of relaxed muscles is a smoother, more youthful appearance. In fact, that is how BOTOX Cosmetic works—by addressing the underlying muscles that cause wrinkles.

Just a few days to a few weeks after your treatment, you will notice your muscles begin to feel relaxed. This gives your skin an opportunity to correct those common postures and expressions that cause wrinkles. Over time, because your muscles relax, your skin will have an opportunity to smooth out.

Can BOTOX Cosmetic correct crow’s feet and smile lines?

For other people, joy can take its toll on the appearance of your face. Everyone loves a beautiful smile, but even happiness can have an effect on the appearance of your skin. Any time you repeat an expression regularly, you run the risk of creating lines and wrinkles.

By using BOTOX Cosmetic at our Burnaby, BC dental clinic, we can help gently relax some of those muscles so that your skin has an opportunity to become smooth again. Don’t worry, you will still be able to smile, laugh, and express yourself! We use just the right dosage and address only those areas that create deep expression lines.

What can I expect with BOTOX® treatment?

If you suffer from headaches, jaw pain, or have an interest in improving the appearance of your face, you have probably heard of BOTOX Cosmetic. Many patients of our Metrotown, BC dental clinic enjoy the benefits that injectable treatments offer.

BOTOX® at our Burnaby, BC dental clinic can treat headaches, jaw pain, and correct the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and near the mouth without the use of dermal fillers.

How does BOTOX treatment work?

It works by relaxing the muscles in a targeted area. When used properly, you will not have to worry about a “frozen face” appearance.

We will first make small marks to identify the areas which may benefit from cosmetic injectable treatment. The idea of injections may cause uneasiness with some patients, but these injections are tolerated well by most of our Burnaby, BC patients and cause little post-treatment discomfort.

Within a few days to a week after your treatment, you will begin to notice a subtle difference where BOTOX® was applied. Muscle tension will reduce, allowing those muscles to relax and smooth out. For most patients, the positive effects of BOTOX® last about four to six months when you may begin to feel it wearing out. So that you can continue to enjoy the benefits, we invite you to come back in for a maintenance treatment.

Are you interested in BOTOX Cosmetic in the Burnaby area?

Contact our Burnaby, BC dental office today. One of our skilled and experienced dentists will be happy to hear your concerns and provide you with options so that you can look and feel great.

Our Central Park Dental Clinic team looks forward to hearing from you.