Facial Esthetics with Therapeutic BOTOX® Treatment

There are two types of BOTOX®: cosmetic and therapeutic approved by the FDA to treat various conditions. BOTOX® Cosmetic is world’s most popular treatments for reducing facial wrinkles and fine lines, but BOTOX® Therapeutic is actually older and was approved by the FDA to treat eye muscle disorders back in the late 1980s. BOTOX® Cosmetic wasn’t approved by the FDA until 2000.

Facial Esthetics; young woman getting botox cosmetic injection in her face

What Is BOTOX® Therapeutic?

BOTOX® Therapeutic is an FDA- approved protein complex that temporarily blocks nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract. It is injected into the facial muscles and, within a few hours, it attaches itself to the nerve endings of the motor muscles, thereby affecting the nerve transmission to these muscles. Approximately three to ten days after treatment, the skin above these motor muscles becomes nice and smooth. The effects of Botox last approximately three to four months.When the patient sees the wrinkles reappear, the patient needs retreatment.

Treating Bruxism with BOTOX® Therapeutic

Mouth guards are most commonly used to treat bruxism, but BOTOX® Therapeutic can also be used to relax specific muscles and relieve a number of bruxism-related symptoms, such as:

  • Earaches
  • Chronic headaches
  • Tooth damage or wear
  • Jaw fatigue
  • Pain or tightness in the jaw or other areas of the face
  • Bruxism can also lead to misalignment of the temporomandibular joint and lead to TMJ.

TMJ Treatment with BOTOX® Therapeutic

When your facial muscles, teeth and jaw joints are not in harmonious balance, you may face painful complications such as, chronic headaches,teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism),Ear pain,clicking or popping of the jaw joint, shoulder and neck aches. BOTOX® Therapeutic has been increasingly used to successfully treat these symptoms related to muscle overexertion. Many medical issues, such as uncontrollable blinking, excessive sweating and chronic migraines have also been effectively treated with BOTOX®.

At Hanna Dentistry, Dr. Rana Hanna and Dr. Saif Hanna help you achieve younger looking skin, with reduced wrinkles and fine lines to keep your smile healthy and looking its best.