What Does Botox Do?

Botox enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents the activation of pain networks in the brain, thus reducing the negative onset of migraines and orofacial pain. Botox also serves as a method to treat dynamic wrinkles that occur naturally around your eyes, mouth and forehead.

In sum, we offer Botox treatments for:

  • Muscle relaxation to reverse signs of aging and facial wrinkles

  • Orofacial pain such as TMJ and Migraines

  • Trigger Point Therapy to relax tightness, tenderness or discomfort along the neck and shoulders

 

Botox for Orofacial Pain

95% of headaches are caused by the Masseter and Temporalis muscles in the face. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, Botox relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, Botox can even minimize lock jaw. With Botox treating and relaxing your facial muscles, you will notice relief almost immediately in your overall head and facial tension.

 

Botox for Trigger Point Therapy

Studies show with the increased amount of individuals working from home, more people are suffering from neck and shoulder discomfort now more than ever. A rounded posture can contribute to excess tightness, tenderness, stiffness and knots along the neck and shoulders that can affect mobility, normal function, or quality of life. With Trigger Point Therapy, while we inject Botox into the target areas along the neck and shoulders, this treatment simultaneously breaks up the muscle fibers to release excess tension.

Trigger Point Therapy can help improve:

  • Back and Neck Headaches

  • Shoulder Tension

  • Posture

Addressing these issues can significantly reduce health risks and in turn, improve productivity and mood.

 

Who Administers Botox Treatments?

All Botox treatments are administered by Dr. Tanya Naravane, DMD, Advanced Master Injector. With her extensive experience in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Tanya’s thorough understanding of anatomy is a direct asset to her experience with facial esthetics.