Botox Treatment Options in Twin Falls, ID
Do You Want to Get Rid of Wrinkles?
You're not alone! You were probably shocked when you started seeing wrinkles form around your eyes and mouth! After all, you still feel young, so why shouldn't your appearance match? Dr. Wright has brought Botox to our Twin Falls dental office so that our patients can really feel great about how they look!
Generally, we think of dentists as primarily oral health providers, but in reality, they are maxillofacial experts. So it’s really no surprise that more and more dentists in the United States are becoming trained providers of Botox injections. Their understanding of complex facial anatomy, expertise in administering injections, and eye for symmetry and esthetics makes them the ideal candidates for performing exactly this type of procedure.
Dr. Mark Wright has completed the comprehensive training required for administering Botox injections and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics.
How Does Botox Work?
In 2002, the FDA approved injections of onabotulinum toxin A, or Botox, for cosmetic purposes. Unlike expensive creams and serums, Botox goes right to the cause of the problem. Botox works by gently relaxing certain muscles that cause wrinkles. Your everyday facial expressions can leave deep grooves in the skin around your eyes, lips, and forehead. Botox is a controllable injection, meaning that Dr. Wright can target the muscle groups that cause your wrinkles, but you will still have a full range of facial expressions. It won't leave you with "frozen face." You may even experience less facial tension along with your younger appearance!
Botox treatments are temporary. To maintain the positive results, you can have periodic treatments to keep you looking and feeling your best.
Botox - Relief for Jaw Pain and Headaches
In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can be used to relieve pain related to jaw joint or TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction. This disorder arises from a misalignment of the upper and lower jaw and can result in discomfort and tenderness in the jaw muscles. Therapeutic Botox injections can also reduce symptoms from teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching.
In 2010, Botox was approved by the FDA for use in patients suffering from chronic migraine headaches (debilitating headaches that occur more than 15 days a month). Botox is now widely used as a preventative treatment for this condition. Given every three months, Botox injections are an excellent alternative to prescription migraine medication and can drastically reduce the frequency and severity of migraine symptoms.
Few Side Effects - Great Results!
When performed by an experienced provider like Dr. Wright, Botox injections are safe and effective. Treatments are quick and convenient and can be administered during your regularly scheduled dental visit. Side effects are generally mild and may include swelling or bruising at the injection site, which subsides after a few days. A few aches and pains are normal. However, if you experience muscle weakness, vision problems, or difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider right away.
Contact Us to Learn More about How Botox Can Make You Look and Feel Younger
To learn more about how Botox injections can improve your appearance or relieve the symptoms of a painful medical condition, please contact the dental office of Dr. Mark W. Wright in Twin Falls, Idaho.