What is Botox?
Botox is one of the most popular treatment options for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds that can give the face an aging appearance. However, Botox is actually 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.
Botulinum Toxin Procedures
Botox for Facial Rejuvenation
The most popular use for Botox injections is for facial rejuvenation. The muscles in the face are constantly being 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. Botox can be used to temporarily paralyze specific facial muscles which prevents them from contracting and allows the face to take on a smoother and more youthful appearance. Botox can be used to treat:
- Brow furrows
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Frown lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Bunny lines around the nose
- Vertical neck banding
Botox for Migraines
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. The Botox prevents the transmission of pain signals between the brain and the nerves around the injection sites. Studies have shown that Botox is effective at reducing the number of days a patient may experience a migraine and prolonging the periods they experience pain-free days.
Botox for TMJ
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, refers to pain in the muscles or joint 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.
Is Botox Right for Me?
At Kernagis Dental Excellence, our priority is to provide you 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:
- Be in good overall health
- Have mild wrinkles, fine lines, anf facial folds
- Be diagnosed with Chronic migraines or TMJD
- Be at least 18 years of age and no older than 65
- Be willing to work with our team and feel comfortable asking questions
Schedule a Botox Consultation in Tampa Today!
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.