What is Botox:
Botox is a prescription medicine made by purifying a protein produced by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum type A. The nerve impulses in the treated muscles temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves that cause the mucle to contract, eliminating involuntary contraction in the jaw and also relieves pain by preventing nerves from releasing inflammatory molecules.
Who is a good candidate? Men and Women with severe involuntary contracting of the maseter and temporialis, causing pain during movement of the face and jaw joint, locking or “sticking” of jaw, jaw joint grinding or clicking sounds upon movement of the jaw tension and chronic migraine headaches.
When will I notice the effects from botox? It usually takes between 2-14 days for the injection to take effect.
How long do the effects of Botox Injections last? Your symptoms will return gradually, and you’ll know when the time is right for another treatment. as the constant “workout” of facial muscles in daily activity and sleep slowly remove the Botox and the average patient will need treatment every 3 months.
Does Botox treat anything else? Yes! Botox can be used to treat many issues including fine lines and wrinkles, excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis), muscle spasms, and Chronic Migraine Headaches. Call us for more information.
What is the procedure like? The process of getting Botox should be quick and simple. The Doctor will make a few injections in your specific treatment areas, and you will be on your way.
What are the possible side effects? Most patients don’t have issues beyond minor redness, bruising or swelling, all of which subside quickly.
You should not have this treatment if:
- The injection site is infected
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation.
Before your appointment: Tell your doctor if you’ve received any type of botulinum toxin injections within the past four months. And tell him or her if you take muscle relaxants, sleeping aids or allergy medications. If you take blood thinners, you may need to forgo them for several days before your injection, to reduce your risk of bleeding or bruising
Aftercare: Botox patients can get back to their usual activities immediately after their appointments. Limitations are quite mild and include avoiding bending over or manipulating the treatment area for the remainder of the day in order to allow the product to settle evenly. You may also wish to skip your daily workout for the same reason, and avoid consuming any blood-thinning products, such as aspirin or alcohol, for a couple of days before and after the procedure for optimal results