Are you ready to rediscover a more youthful complexion with Botox Cosmetic®? Dr. Wilson and Dr. Hewgley can help you address those lines and wrinkles with Botox injections performed in the comfort of our office. As dentists, Drs. Wilson and Hewgley have a comprehensive understanding of the musculoskeletal structure of the face. This knowledge enables them to help you meet your aesthetic goals with strategic Botox injections. We work with you to achieve a natural-looking result that smooths the appearance of the skin and boosts your confidence in your appearance.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that when injected targets the muscles beneath the skin and minimizes contractions. These repeated muscle contractions are a major contributing factor in the appearance of brow lines, crows feet, and other wrinkles around the eyes and nose. Once relaxed by the neurotoxin, the skin will slowly smooth and restore a more youthful appearance. Our dentists have the training and experience to deliver desired results with Botox.
Botox: about the procedure
In general, the placement of Botox injections is simple and relatively painless. After cleaning the area to be treated, your dentist will gently insert a very fine needle under the skin, targeting specific muscles to address lines and wrinkles. Most patients experience a mild pinching sensation at the injection spot. This is momentary and once the process is complete there is little to no discomfort. Patients can resume their daily routine. It is advised that you do not lay flat or recline for a few hours to minimize bruising on the face around the injection sites.
Post treatment recommendations for the best possible outcome include:
- Avoid rubbing or massaging your face
- Avoid sleeping with pressure on any areas of the face
- Do not exercise for the next 12 hours beyond walking
- Avoid sun exposure 24 to 48 hours
Botox for TMJ in Chapel Hill
Our dental care team can provide remission from TMJ discomfort and jaw pain with Botox injections. Strategically placed into jaw muscles that are the causing tension in the neck, often radiating to the shoulders and head, Botox has been shown to reduce pain. We will thoroughly evaluate and discuss your oral health condition and history before recommending Botox to treat TMJ symptoms.
Is Botox covered by my insurance?
As an elective cosmetic treatment, Botox is not covered by dental or medical insurance. This is also true for patients who receive Botox injections for TMJ. Botox for therapeutic use is not currently FDA approved.
How long do Botox injections last?
When placed for either cosmetic or therapeutic needs, Botox will last from 4-6 months. One of the key benefits of receiving Botox treatment in our dental office is the opportunity for our dental care team to monitor results during bi-annual exams. We can place additional or touch-up injections as needed.