Whether you’re looking to treat TMJ disorder or cosmetically improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox® can help. Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, provides safe and effective Botox treatments at The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology in Beverly Hills, California. To learn more about Botox in dentistry, call the Los Angeles office today or schedule an appointment online.
Botox is an injectable serum that temporarily blocks the chemical signals between your nerves and your muscles wherever it’s injected. This has the effect of diminishing muscle activity in the area of injection, which can serve several purposes, from cosmetic to medical.
Dr. Elbaz and the team at The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology have successfully administered many Botox treatments, consistently achieving excellent results.
There are several conditions that Dr. Elbaz can treat with Botox, including:
TMJ disorder is a condition that impedes the proper functioning of your temporomandibular joint — the joint that connects your skull and jaw. The condition can manifest in many ways, from making your jaw more tender and sore to preventing you from properly opening and closing your mouth.
Dr. Elbaz can use Botox to treat your TMJ disorder by injecting it into the muscles around your jaw joint. This forces those muscles to relax, which can significantly alleviate your pain and improve the functioning of your joint.
Botox is most commonly known as a treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you have crow’s feet, frown lines, or wrinkles on your forehead, Dr. Elbaz can significantly reduce their presence by injecting Botox into the area.
Wrinkles form when your skin is folded too frequently, either through smiling, frowning, furrowing, or any other activity that causes your skin to crease.
By diminishing muscle activity in the areas of your face where you have wrinkles, Botox prevents your muscles from making those folds in your skin. Without the constant folding, your skin can smooth, resulting in less defined wrinkles.
If you feel like too much of your gums are showing in your smile, Dr. Elbaz can use Botox to help you achieve your smile goals. By injecting Botox into the muscles of your upper lip, he can make it so that your upper lip doesn’t lift as far when you smile, effectively reducing how much of your gums people can see.
Botox treatments are quick, easy, and minimally invasive. Many people schedule their Botox treatments during their lunch hour and go back to work immediately after.
All it takes is a few injections with a thin, short needle, and you’re done. The injections feel just like a little pinch, and there’s no recovery or downtime after.
To learn more about how Botox can improve your appearance or dental condition, call The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology or schedule a visit online.