It is one of the most popular treatment options for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds that can give the face an aged appearance. However, it is an incredibly versatile product that can be used for aesthetic as well as medical purposes. Kernagis Dental Excellence offers Botox treatments for our patients in Tampa, Gibsonton, and Lithia.
Botox Cosmetic is an injectable drug that contains a purified form of a toxin known as botulinum toxin type A. Botulinum toxin type A acts as a neuromodulator by inhibiting nerves which blocks them from signaling the muscles to contract. This ability to inhibit nerve function can be used for a variety of applications ranging from wrinkle reduction to relief from chronic migraines.
The most popular use for Botox injections is for facial rejuvenation. The facial muscles are constantly used when you smile, frown, scowl, or make any facial expression. Over time, these constant contractions can lead to noticeable wrinkling and line formation on the face. It can temporarily paralyze specific facial muscles, preventing them from contracting and allowing the face to take on a smoother and more youthful appearance. Botox can be used to treat:
Botox has been FDA-approved for the treatment of chronic migraines since 2010. Botox for migraines works by making several injections across specific points around the head and neck. Botox prevents the transmission of pain signals between the brain and the nerves around the injection sites. Studies have shown that Botox effectively reduces the number of days a patient may experience migraine and prolongs the periods they experience pain-free days.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone to the skull and acts as the hinge for your jaw. TMJ disorders, also known as TMD or TMJD, refer to pain in the muscles or joints that control the jaw. Factors like chronic teeth grinding, jaw injury, and arthritis can lead to the development of TMJD.
Botox injections can provide relief from the pain and discomfort caused by TMJ disorders. When injected into the muscles along the jaw, it prevents the muscles from contracting or becoming tense and allows them to relax, which reduces pain and discomfort.
At Kernagis Dental Excellence, our priority is to provide you with an effective treatment for the issues you are experiencing. During your consultation, we will perform a thorough evaluation and ask questions to help us determine if Botox injections are right for you. Good candidates for Botox should:
Botox cost varies greatly depending on a variety of criteria. The price depends on factors like the number of injections required and the number of wrinkles treated. Please get in touch with our office for more information
If you are looking for a non-surgical way to rejuvenate the appearance of your face, or if you are looking for an effective treatment that can help you manage your TMJD or chronic migraines, contact Kernagis Dental Excellence today to schedule a consultation for your Botox treatment. We are conveniently located to serve patients in Tampa, Gibsonton, and Lithia.