When it comes to Botox® treatments, most people associate it exclusively with plastic surgery. Although some patients do use it to give their face a more youthful appearance, there are other reasons to consider this treatment. In fact, you do not even need a plastic surgeon – you may be able to ask your dentist about what Botox® can do for you. Here are three facts about this treatment that might surprise you.

1. It May Help With Migraines and Headaches

While many people associate Botox® with removing wrinkles from the face, it can have other benefits depending on where it is injected. For example, when strategically injected to the temples, back of the head, shoulders, or neck, it can help to relieve tension and block certain nerves that trigger headaches and migraines. This may help patients who suffer from chronic migraines.

2. It Can Alleviate Pain Associated With TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also referred to as TMJ or TMD, tends to lead to tension and pain in the jaw muscles. An injection of Botox® to the right muscles can help loosen the tension and alleviate the pain associated with TMJ.

3. It May Help With Facial Asymmetry

Some people have natural facial asymmetry, or where parts of the face do not line up as they should. In cases such as an uneven lip line, Botox® can be used to raise part of the face to make it more symmetrical.

Injections Done Right

When seeking out any sort of treatment involving injections, it is important to find a professional who is properly trained. Dr. Mason O. Miner can help you determine if these injections are suitable for your need. Chances are good that if you suffer from chronic headaches or pain associated with tension around the jaw, Botox® may help.

Contact Us To Learn More

The best way to learn about any treatment option is to schedule a consultation. Contact our office to make your appointment with Dr. Miner today.