The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin is a popular injectable that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes. Several other areas have been treated such as thick bands in the neck, thick jaw muscles, lip lines, and gummy smiles.
Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that’s derived from bacteria. Injections of botulinum toxin block the nerve signals to the muscle in which it was injected. Without a signal, the muscle is not able to contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles or appearance. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botulinum Toxin®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®.
Botulinum toxin can be used to
• Smooth crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines, and bunny lines
• Diminish neck bands
• Improve the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
• Lift the corners of the mouth
• Soften a square jawline
• Correct a gummy smile
What is Botulinum Toxin Therapeutic used for?
Botulinum Toxin Therapeutic focuses on relieving multiple pain points, including:
• Migraines and headaches
• Neck pain
• Bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching)
• Trigger points (muscle pain)
• TMJ disorder
The purpose of Botulinum Toxin Therapeutic (which is FDA approved) is to relax the facial muscles. When those muscles relax, it relieves any tension causing the pain mentioned above.
Muscle Pain: Trigger points can cause tension in the head and neck areas. However, Botulinum Toxin allows the muscles to relax, relieving your pain. Not to mention, it creates a balance between muscles in the head and neck.
TMJ Disorder: Teeth grinding & clenching give rise to TMJ disorders. The cause could be tension & stress followed by pain in your muscles. Botulinum Toxin can help decrease the pain in muscles.
Lack of Sleep: When you’re in pain, it’s difficult to sleep, right? Well once Botulinum Toxin is injected, that pain will go away, helping you sleep better.