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Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a purified protein that has been used for over 20 years to smooth unwanted frown lines and facial wrinkles. Its use in dentistry has expanded to treatment of TMJ, bruxism, and even chronic migraines. It works simply by attaching itself to the nerve endings of motor muscles, inhibiting muscle contractions that cause unsightly lines and wrinkles.
For facial esthetics, the most commonly treated areas include the corners of the eyes (crow's feet), the forehead, and the squinting areas between the eyes. It can also be used in conjunction with dermal fillers to treat high smile lines and marionette lines.
If you suffer from chronic headaches/migraines or TMJ and facial pain, Botox may be able to reduce or completely eliminate your symptoms. This is accomplished by reducing the intensity of the muscle contractions that cause clenching and TMJ pain.
Juvederm is a dermal filler that can be injected underneath the skin around the nose and mouth to plump deep creases, and smooth out any unwanted wrinkles. They can also be used for lip augmentation to treat thinning lips or high lip lines.
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