Botox injections

For reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and can help against (bruxism) teeth grinding.
They are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for forehead wrinkles and are intended for people 65 and younger.
Beyond that, the medication may not be as effective as it is for younger individuals.
 The injections also may help prevent chronic migraines in some people.
Cost: start from £199

 

 

How Botox Works 

Botulinum toxin injections work by blocking certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. This temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles, including forehead furrows. Studies show that people who receive the most benefit from the injections are 65 and younger

What should I expect from botox

Botox injections uses a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your skin. The number of injections you need will vary, depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the area being treated. The relaxation of wrinkles usually begin working a few days after treatment and the effect may last up to three months or longer. To maintain the benefits of Botox, you will need regular follow-up injections

Is it safe?

Botox has been shown to be safe for both short- and long-term use. If you decide to stop using Botox, your facial wrinkles will go back to the way they looked before you started the injections. Your face will not become more wrinkled as a result of Botox. Muscle strength and movement in your facial muscles also will return to normal when you discontinue Botox use. 

Botox Treatment for Bruxism
(Teeth Grinding)

Bruxism is the medical term for unconscious teeth clenching and grinding, either while awake or asleep, which can lead to physical painful and severe dental problems.  Chronic teeth grinding can cause headache, earaches, facial pain, and even migraines. Dental problems from bruxism include loss of tooth enamel, increased tooth sensitivity, and flattening and/or chipping of the teeth. Bruxism sufferers who grind and clench their teeth while sleeping frequently wake up with a sore jaw.

Enlargement of the main chewing muscle (masseter), which may lead to the appearance of a severe square jaw, is another side effect of bruxism.

Treatments with botox can provide tremendous relief from jaw soreness, headaches, and other unpleasant problems associated with Bruxism by relaxing the muscle. It can also soften the appearance of the jaw line.

Although botox injections are not a cure for bruxism, they can effectively control the uncomfortable symptoms better than a nightguard for some patients. It also has the potential added benefit of SLIMMING THE JAWLINE. Botulinum toxin used for treating bruxism typically lasts for three to four months.

Cost: £280 per session