BOTOX Treatment in Brentwood, TN
As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and many years of smiling, crying, and concentrating can leave fine lines as evidence of a life fully lived. Looking in the mirror, however, your face may not express the youth you still feel on the inside, which is why we offer minor skin rejuvenation treatments in our Brentwood dental office.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Skin Treatments by Your Brentwood Dentist
If you want a non-surgical solution to smooth your facial lines and plump up the skin, BOTOX® and Juvéderm may give you the affordable, youthful results you want. Your Brentwood dentist is highly qualified to perform injectable facial treatments because of their extensive knowledge of facial muscles and structures.
BOTOX to Smooth Lines and Wrinkles
BOTOX is an injectable treatment designed to relax specific muscles. When those muscles relax, the skin covering them naturally smooths and softens. As a result, BOTOX is effective for many areas of the face prone to wrinkles and lines.
- Between the eyebrows – the “angry 11”
- Outside the eyes – “crow’s feet”
- Across the forehead lines - furrows
- Sides of the nose – bunny lines
- Eyebrow lift to prevent
BOTOX is gentle, so you can ignore the jokes about having a “frozen face” or being expressionless. Those are just silly rumors. Your dentist will start with a lower BOTOX dose to measure the results, which can always be adjusted at subsequent appointments.
How Long Does BOTOX Last?
BOTOX is temporary, so you will need follow-up appointments to maintain your new, youthful results. You can count on BOTOX lasting about 4-6 months. Routine maintenance will help your muscles stay relaxed and your skin looking smooth.
BOTOX Treatment for Jaw Pain and Headaches
Because of its ability to relax muscles, a popular off-label treatment for BOTOX includes relief for bruxism, headaches, and jaw joint (TMJ) pain. Jaw muscles work all day chewing, yawning, and even teeth grinding at night.
Strategically placed injections in powerful jaw muscles reduce the force of teeth grinding while still allowing you to chew veggies and steak. Jaw muscles can even build up over time, like any overused muscle, and BOTOX can help prevent the big, boxy appearance of jaws subject to teeth grinding. BOTOX injections in the jaws, forehead, and face can also relieve headaches due to tension, computer use, and bruxism.
Juvéderm Facial Fillers
BOTOX works by relaxing muscles while Juvéderm fills in the collagen layer of skin to erase lines and wrinkles by plumping the area. Common facial areas we use Juvéderm include:
- Lip lines and wrinkles
- Smokers’ lines
- Marionette lines
- Tear troughs below the eyes
- Lips for a plump appearance
- Nasolabial folds
- Laugh lines
Made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the body, but reduces dramatically as we age. Juvéderm can provide subtle or dramatic results, depending on your cosmetic goals.
Would You Like to Learn More?
If you want to complete your cosmetic treatment with facial fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, contact our Brentwood dental office for a facial rejuvenation consultation with one of our skilled cosmetic dentists.