Botox® isn’t just for smoothing out lines and wrinkles, rather it’s equally as beneficial for resolving jaw pain and chronic clenching. Because Botox is so versatile for helping with a wide variety of issues, Vachik Danoukh, DMD, and Parham Mansouri, DDS, MS, of 360 Dental offer personalized Botox packages. To find out if Botox is right for you, book a consultation at this Van Nuys, California, practice. Click on the online booking feature or call the clinic directly.

Botox Q & A

How does Botox work?

Botox, an FDA-approved injectable, is a purified form of a certain botulinum strain. It simply interacts with signaling involved with muscle twitching and contractions, so your muscles are forced to relax.

Botox goes to work instantly, so you can expect fast results and little to no downtime. Your entire Botox treatment usually takes less than 10 minutes, so you can even get in and out during your lunch break.

What can Botox treat?

Botox is best known for smoothing lines and wrinkles, particularly frown lines between your brows and crow’s feet near your eyes. While these anti-aging benefits are definitely a highlight of Botox, these injections are used for medical and dental purposes, too. Botox can:

Improve temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain

  • Resolve chronic grinding and clenching (bruxism)
  • Relieve facial tics and muscle spasms
  • Improve neck pain and headaches

When used for aesthetic purposes, Botox is often paired with Juvéderm®, a hyaluronic acid filler. Juvéderm can add volume and plump your skin, providing optimal contouring and anti-aging effects.

Are Botox injections permanent?

While Botox injections are long lasting, their effects are only temporary. Most men and women who undergo Botox therapy at 360 Dental experience optimal results for up to 3-4 months.

If you opt for Juvéderm in addition to Botox — or as an alternative to Botox — you can expect visibly plumper skin for as long as 12-24 months. When you come into 360 Dental for your injectable consultation, your dedicated practitioner can let you know about how long your specific treatment should last.

Is it painful to get Botox?

Botox can cause short periods of stinging, which only lasts a few seconds, but you shouldn’t be in pain. The team at 360 Dental often recommend preparing your skin for Botox or Juvéderm injections by applying a topical numbing cream or ice pack about 20-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This helps lessen the sensation you feel or prick of the needle, so you can entirely relax during your injectable treatment.

To learn more about Botox injections, book a consultation at 360 Dental today. Schedule online or over the phone.

*Individual results may vary.