BOTOX Injections for Facial Aesthetics and TMD/TMJ Joint Pain in Leesburg, VA

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BOTOX Injections for Facial Aesthetics and TMD/TMJ Joint Pain

Dental Botox is growing in popularity and is rapidly generating attention as a beneficial dental application. Botox therapy is now available at Lansdowne Dental Care, 19465 Deerfield Ave., #406, Leesburg, VA., 20176. Doctors Tracey Nguyen and Steven Frames are now one of the first dental practices in the area to offer this unique treatment. We will initially consult with you regarding the distinctive benefits of the therapy to address your intentions and your expectations. Simply call (703) 723-7810 today to schedule your consultation and evaluation.

What Exactly is Botox?

Botox is a natural protein that has been approved by the FDA for medicinal use. To be more specific, Botox is a bacterium called botulinum toxin type A. This toxin will block nerve activity around the muscles of the injection site. Safety and simplicity are the signature benefits of its design and application. Some problems and issues that are addressed with Botox treatments include overactive bladders and chronic migraine headaches that have been
treated and even prevented with the treatment of Botox. It has been successfully used to treat muscle spasms in the neck, in the hands and the arms. It has even helped control severe sweating of the underarms. It has been used often to treat certain conditions of the eye muscles. You can achieve these and more with Botox injections.

Facial Aesthetics and Joint Pain

Repeated muscle contractions associated with our squinting and frowning over the years as we age naturally changes our faces. With aging, the muscles move closer to the surface as our skin loses its volume. Our skin then continues to experience more wear and tear as these muscle contractions move closer to the surface. These changes can result in discomfort, headaches, and other facial problems because of aging. A major problem with many is the pain and discomfort with the TMJ joints. These are the joints that move your jaw. This issue is called TMD. Botox therapy treatment will address these changes. The Botox treatment is an elective process that is completely painless and will help with those muscles that may be generating medical and uncomfortable side-effects.

The Botox Process

The treatment is done in our office and is quick and minimally invasive. The treatment is as simple as the gentle injection of an incredibly low dose of the natural protein into the muscles we have identified. These might be the muscles around your brows and eyes, the frown lines in your forehead, or the joints in front of your ears. We can be totally selective as a team in determining where to administer the injections. Each specific injection will then block the nerve impulses to the selected muscles reducing the amount of movement in those muscles. The amount of Botox applied will vary depending on your age and the severity of the problem. The discomfort is quite minimal and there might be some initial redness around the injection site that will disappear shortly. On a rare occasion there can be some very minor bruising. There are no issues with you returning to all normal activities immediately since there is no downtime after the treatment.

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The Results of the Botox Treatment

You should begin to see the results of the injections in 5 to 7 days. As the treated muscles begin to relax so does the skin over those same muscles. When the treatment is for TMD/TMJ it will relieve your jaw tension. The treatments will eliminate the headaches from teeth grinding and even severe stress. It will also minimize lock jaw. Once again, there is no discomfort and no numbness in the areas treated. The improvements will be seen after that first week and has over a 90% success rate. Depending on your personal body chemistry and the severity of the muscles treated, the improvements can last up to three or four months. When the pain or discomfort begins to reappear the Botox Therapy will be simply reapplied if desired.

The Benefits of Botox

We will discuss your own medical goals and address them at our initial consultation. As mentioned before, your expected benefits and results will vary based on your age, skin care and even your lifestyle. The first step is to call (703) 723-7810 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Tracey Nguyen or Dr. Steven Frames at Lansdowne Dental Care, 19465 Deerfield Ave., #406, Leesburg, VA 20176, to address any potential benefits for yourself. You will also want to address the costs associated with Botox therapy. Depending on your specific goals your insurance may not cover the procedure. If there are identifiable medical benefits, such as TMD/TMJ pain or headaches from teeth grinding, there may be coverage available. Not only do we want to see you take care of your teeth, your gums, and your smile, but we also want to help you to feel the best about yourself.

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Meet Dr. Tracey Nguyen

Dr. Tracey Nguyen received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Magna cum laude, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nguyen is trained in all phases of implant dentistry, and has received extensive training in cosmetic dentistry. She is also a manuscript/review editor for the Academy of General Dentistry.

We are located in Leesburg, VA but proudly serve Lansdowne, Reston, Broadlands, Ashburn, Sterling, and all neighboring communities.