At Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Birmingham, AL, we understand that you may be dedicated to feeling and looking as good as possible. Because of this, you come to our office for your ongoing dental care, getting cosmetic dentistry when needed. After all, if your teeth, gums and jaws are not healthy, it can show in the surface of the face! This is also why we are a source for Botox, a cosmetic injectable that can help to alleviate some signs of aging in the face as well.
Botox in Birmingham
None of us want wrinkles any more than we want a missing tooth. However, there are many of us who start to develop these signs of aging very early in life – some as young as 18! Because of that, Dr. Maniscalco has become trained in administering Botox in order to refresh the looks of your facial skin, eliminating wrinkles temporarily and relaxing the facial muscles in general.
Botox and Facial Aesthetics
Most of our patients are surprised to learn that Botox is an approved treatment for the dental issue known as TMJ or TMD. This is a very painful problem that can lead to chronic discomfort in the teeth, neck, jaw, face and head. It can cause bruxism (teeth grinding) and lead to damage to the teeth as well. The use of Botox in the TMJ area alleviates pain and relaxes the muscles.
However, if you have had any prolonged periods of discomfort, such as that with TMJ, you may have developed a habit of frowning. This may have caused you to develop wrinkles between the brows and around the face. If you are interested in facial aesthetics, the same Botox used for TMJ can also be used to alleviate the lines and wrinkles. With such a simple solution at hand, we can help you maintain your desired dental and facial aesthetics.