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Botox Specialist

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS -  - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Shine Dental

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fremont, CA

While Botox® can help accentuate your healthy, white smile by reducing facial wrinkles to create a more youthful appearance, these injections can also help relieve migraines and the pain associated with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). At Shine Dental, Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, and the team are certified to use Botox to help their patients in Fremont, California, take years off their appearance and find relief from chronic pain. To find out more about the wide-ranging benefits of Botox, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

Photo of woman's face before and after using Botox

What is Botox? 

Botox is an injectable that is FDA-approved and reduces and eliminates facial lines and wrinkles. Botox can treat:

  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles at the corners of your eyes)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines (wrinkles between your eyebrows)

 

Botox is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the United States; the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates 7.23 million Botox procedures are performed each year. 

 

Why do I get wrinkles?

Wrinkles form when you contract specific muscles too frequently. This causes the skin above those muscles to constantly fold in on itself. Over time, those folds settle in, getting deeper, lasting longer, and becoming permanent wrinkles.

 

How does Botox work?

Botox is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A, which stops your muscles from contracting. Used for cosmetic purposes, Botox temporarily disables the muscles around your forehead and eyes that create your deep lines and wrinkles.

For migraines, Botox is a preventive tool that blocks the chemical signals that cause migraine pain from being sent to your brain.

 

What does Botox treat?

The team at Shine Dental uses Botox for the following purposes:

Wrinkle-reduction

You’ve worked hard to ensure your teeth are straight, healthy, and white, giving you a healthy, vibrant, and more youthful appearance. To enhance this effect, your dentist can reduce certain deep lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead through Botox injections.

TMJ disorders

Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the small hinge on either side of your jaw. Every time you eat, drink, talk, or open your mouth, your TMJ is hard at work.

A TMJ disorder is when one or both of these joints is affected by pain, which can be constant and radiate toward your ears. Using Botox, the dentists at Shine Dental provide relief from this aching pain.

Migraines

If you’re affected by chronic migraines, studies have shown that Botox can reduce their frequency. If you’ve exhausted your other options, Botox can provide an excellent preventive solution that helps keep migraines at bay.

 

When will I see results?

Once your dentist injects Botox into the targeted area, the cosmetic effects are almost immediate. You’ll likely notice a difference right away, but it may take 24-48 hours for it to affect deeper lines and wrinkles. These results typically last four months.

To learn more about the many uses for Botox, call Shine Dental, or book a consultation online. 

*Individual results may vary