Botox for TMJ at MetroMD

When you think of Botox you commonly think of cosmetic procedures on the face. Although Botox is great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles it has many other non-cosmetic purposes. One of these is to treat temporomandibular joint disorder or commonly referred to as TMJ.

TMJ occurs in the jaws, the temporomandibular joint acts as a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Dysfunction can lead to pain and discomfort, Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms.

This can be a very painful disorder for anyone who suffers from it, patients often complain about pain at night, pain when eating and pain during stressful situations. There is no cure for TMJ although there are methods that can be taken to ensure pain is reduced so patients living with TMJ can experience a healthy lifestyle.

Sometimes it might be so severe that Surgery is recommended. This should be a last resort for patients as there are other options such as Jaw exercises, Soft Diets, and Botox! Botox is a neuromodulator that can ease the pain and tension of TMJ.

When injected near and around the Jaw-bone botox acts as a prevention to jaw clenching, teeth grinding and can even help with headaches that are often associated with TMJ. We have been using Botox for many purposes outside of aesthetics here at MetroMD.

If you have any questions regarding Botox for alternative treatments feel free to reach out to us at 323-285-5300!

Posted on October 12, 2018 by:

When you think of Botox you commonly think of cosmetic procedures on the face. Although Botox is great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles it has many other non-cosmetic purposes. One of these is to treat temporomandibular joint disorder or commonly referred to as TMJ. TMJ occurs in the jaws, the temporomandibular joint acts as

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Botox for Horizontal Lines

The effect of Botox when injected into horizontal lines of the forehead is striking. In most
females with thinner frontalis muscles it requires 35-40 units of Botox to flatten the horizontal
lines across the forehead. With some males, whose frontalis muscles are much thicker, it
requires up to 50 units of Botox. The procedure is relatively painless as we now use the
smallest needles available to inject the Botox.

After injection we urge patients not to recline or to exercise for two hours. The reason is we do
not want the Botox to migrate or to shift its position and be washed away in the microcirculation.
The effect of freezing the horizontal lines still allows normal expression but it eliminates the
impression of premature aging by smoothing the surface of the forehead.

Posted on May 21, 2018 by:

The effect of Botox when injected into horizontal lines of the forehead is striking. In most females with thinner frontalis muscles it requires 35-40 units of Botox to flatten the horizontal lines across the forehead. With some males, whose frontalis muscles are much thicker, it requires up to 50 units of Botox. The procedure is

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