"Anti-wrinkle” injections are commonly known in the medical field as neuromodulators, or wrinkle relaxing injections. These drugs are commercially known as BOTOX® and X are made up of purified, naturally occurring proteins. When injected by a professional into the correct muscles, the substance causes the muscles to relax, resulting in smoother, younger looking skin.
Dr. Jivraj will start with a consultation to understand your goals and concerns. This includes a detailed assessment of your facial anatomy. The areas will be treated accordingly.
Ultra-fine needles are used to cause minimal discomfort and recommended dosages are injected into the areas required. Immediately after treatment you can have some mild redness or swelling which will resolve in less than an hour. Some bruising may occur at the site of injection.
Maximum results are seen within 2 weeks.
Typically, these injections tend to last 3-4 months, but with regular maintenance the treatments can last longer.
When injected into facial muscles which are painful from clenching, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches caused by teeth grinding. Dr. Jivraj, a dental practitioner will make recommendations for TMJ treatment based on individual assessment and diagnosis.