By now, we all know that Botox can work wonders on unwanted wrinkles but many people don’t realize that there are both cosmetic and therapeutic benefits to this non-invasive treatment, including pain relief!
Temporomandibular Joint Pain Treatment
If you suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain then you know that waking up with a stiff and sore jaw is no way to start the day. For some, the pain is also in the temples, neck, and shoulders. Clenching and grinding in our sleep strengthens those muscles which causes them to become larger over time, contributing to the appearance of a wide or bulky jaw. Bruxism can also lead to excessive wear such as chipped and cracked teeth which can result in costly reparative procedures. Your dentist may suggest a night guard to protect your teeth from wear but there is another option.
At Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre we use Botox to target those tense jaw muscles, relaxing them so that they can’t trigger the tension and pain. Our clients have repeatedly told us how amazing the TMJ pain relief provided by Botox feels!
In addition to pain relief, there is the added benefit of slimming down the jawline. How does that work? Well, just like when we do bicep curls, the muscle gets larger and when we stop, over time, the muscle softens and loses it’s bulky appearance. Our jaw muscles respond in the same way, if we aren’t exercising those muscles by clenching and grinding all night then the muscles shrink.
Botox is a less invasive procedure than facial slimming surgery and works significantly better than facial slimming home-exercises or masks!
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Whether you experience TMJ pain or are looking for options to slim your jawline (or both!), we have helped clients achieve beautiful, subtle, and natural looking transformations with Botox. Come in for a consultation and let us help you determine if Botox can benefit you!
Also, be sure to check out VIVIER Ultimage™, which pairs well with botox to achieve a slender youthful appearance and has been called “botox in a gel”.