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While Botox® is commonly associated with cosmetic procedures and reducing the presence of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance, it also offers multiple therapeutic benefits. Because Botox blocks nerve signals to the muscles, it supports relaxation and the relief of tension.

At Lodi Family Dentistry, we provide precise and gentle care, including therapeutic treatment with Botox to address the following conditions:

  • Alleviating the discomfort of headaches and migraines
  • Relieving painful TMJ symptoms related to clenching and grinding the teeth
  • Decreasing head and neck muscle tension
  • Reducing the appearance of "gummy" smiles

Administered in small therapeutic doses into the affected areas, Botox produces a statistically significant reduction of pain and improved function. As therapeutic benefits last several months, we may recommend periodic injections to maintain optimal results and the ongoing relief of symptoms.

At Lodi Family Dentistry, our patients' oral health and overall well-being are our top priorities. To learn more about the therapeutic benefits of Botox, and the many services we provide, give us a call today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Botox?


Botox is a cosmetic injectable treatment derived from botulinum toxin type A. It is commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause them.

How does Botox work?


Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, preventing them from contracting. This results in a temporary reduction in muscle activity, smoothing out wrinkles and lines on the skin.

What areas can Botox treat?


Botox is commonly used to treat wrinkles and lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and around the eyes (crow's feet). It can also be used to lift the eyebrows, reduce bunny lines on the nose, and soften the appearance of a gummy smile.

Is Botox safe?


When administered by a trained and qualified medical professional, Botox is considered safe for most individuals. However, like any medical treatment, there are potential risks and side effects, which will be discussed during the consultation.

How long does Botox last?


The effects of Botox typically last between 3 to 6 months, depending on the individual's metabolism and the treated area. To maintain the results, follow-up treatments are usually recommended.

Is there any downtime after Botox injections?


Botox injections are minimally invasive and require no downtime. Most individuals can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. However, it's essential to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for the first 24 hours.

Does Botox hurt?


Botox injections are generally well-tolerated and cause minimal discomfort. Some individuals may experience a slight pinching sensation or mild discomfort during the injections, but it is usually brief and tolerable.

When will I see results after Botox injections?


While some individuals may begin to see improvements within a few days, the full effects of Botox usually become apparent within 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.

Are there any side effects of Botox?


Common side effects of Botox injections include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and mild pain at the injection sites. These side effects typically resolve within a few days.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?


Good candidates for Botox injections are generally healthy individuals who are bothered by the appearance of wrinkles and lines on their face. It is essential to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals with a qualified provider to determine if Botox is right for you.

Can Botox be combined with other cosmetic treatments?


Yes, Botox can be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Your provider will customize a treatment plan based on your unique needs and goals.

How much does Botox cost?


The cost of Botox injections varies depending on factors such as the number of treatment areas, the amount of product used, and the expertise of the provider. During your consultation, you will receive a personalized quote based on your treatment plan.

Can I get Botox if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?


It is generally not recommended to undergo Botox injections while pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects on the fetus or infant are not well-studied. It's essential to discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider.

How often can I get Botox injections?


Botox injections can be safely repeated every 3 to 6 months to maintain the desired results. Your provider will recommend a treatment schedule based on your individual response to the injections and aesthetic goals.

Where can I get Botox injections?


Botox injections should only be administered by qualified and experienced medical professionals, such as board-certified dermatologists or plastic surgeons. It's essential to research and choose a reputable provider who prioritizes safety and patient satisfaction.

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