Anyone who suffers from TMJ disorder may have frequent headaches, teeth pain, jaw pain, insomnia, clicks and rebounds when chewing, bulky masseter muscles, clenching or grinding teeth during some phases of the day or night. The application of Botox® to relieve TMJ problems has been proven to be an excellent alternative that also improves, simultaneously, facial aesthetics.
Allows, when applied in small doses, inhibition of the production of nerve neurotransmission, responsible for conducting muscle contraction. Thus, the Botox® selectively interferes in the ability of muscle contraction and, therefore, the expression lines of the face are softened.
Treatment consists of injections with Botox in problem areas such as laugh lines, eg on the forehead and around the eyes, where the facial muscles contract every look or smile.
The Botox is applied directly in the muscle responsible for the formation of the line or wrinkle expression, causing their temporary relaxation and giving the face a more calm, rejuvenated and pleasing appearance. Does not require any type of anesthesia and the treatment results are manifested initially by the 3rd or 4th day after infiltration, reaching a peak of activity between the 7th and the 14th day.
Treatment effects are reversible and their approximate duration round at most six months. In order to achieve optimal results, it is recommended to repeat the treatment of 4 in 4 months or 6 in six months, depending on the case. From this time, the muscles treated areas will progressively recover their function.
However, with the accumulation of applications, the results will be increasingly extended, since the body adapts to the substance and will not to disintegrate it as quickly.
The Botox can be used to smooth wrinkles, in the treatment of hyperhydrosis (excessive facial sweating, armpit, pubic or plant – palm of the hand or foot), as well as in some types of migraine and relief from bruxism (teethgnashing of teeth).
Upper quadrant: Forehead, Eyes, Glabella, Lifting eyebrows, temporal muscles.
Lower quadrantr: Lips, Neck, masseter muscles.