BOTOX Cosmetic in Fayetteville, AR

Have you looked in the mirror recently and noticed more fine lines and furrows than you remember? If so, we offer BOTOX cosmetic solutions in Fayetteville, AR!

older woman with bright smile I BOTOX 72762Wrinkles are a natural part of aging but may make you feel self-conscious or long for a smoother and younger-looking appearance.

Some wrinkles are caused by facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, and concentrating. These expressions can create deep lines in your skin. We think you should be able to smile and laugh freely without worrying about deep lines or wrinkles! Our top cosmetic dentists think so, too!

If you would like a solution to lines and wrinkles that does not involve surgery, our Fayetteville, AR dentists can help.

They have also successfully used BOTOX to help patients with headaches and as a treatment for TMJ pain.

If you would like more information about BOTOX and BOTOX treatments, contact Northwest Arkansas Family Dental today at (479) 310-8945. If you would like to schedule an exam consultation to learn whether BOTOX is right for you, get in touch with us by phone or online.

We also invite you to read through the questions we hear most often from patients who are interested in BOTOX therapies. Read on to learn more.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a treatment derived from the bacteria botulin. It is used in many medical and dental settings to treat muscular conditions, pain conditions, and wrinkles.  

Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX has been used in medicine for decades and has been approved by the FDA for various treatments, including pain management and younger looking skin.

How does BOTOX work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles?

BOTOX, or botulinum toxin A injection, attaches to your nerve endings and interrupts nerve transmission to the motor muscles of the face. Muscle contractions beneath the skin causes these dramatic wrinkles, and when the muscle contraction reduces, the skin becomes smooth again.

Our dentists in Fayetteville, AR will help identify the areas you would like to address. The most common areas patients wish to target include the corners of the eyes, or “crow’s feet,” the corners of the mouth, known as “kitten whiskers,” and the lines between the eyebrows, also known as the “angry eleven.”

You can target one or all of these areas. One of our dentists will administer BOTOX to the muscles that cause facial movement. Remember, BOTOX does not paralyze your face. Think of it more as relaxing the muscles that lead to wrinkles in your skin.

Am I a good candidate for BOTOX?

One of our top dentists will evaluate you to make sure BOTOX is your best option. During this exam consultation, you’re encouraged to ask questions and share any concerns that you may have.

If one of our top dentists finds that you are a good candidate for BOTOX, this is also a great time to plan or discuss the areas where you would like to see improvement. Perhaps you’re looking to smooth out the lines around your eyes or you’re considering another area or a combination of areas.

What should I expect with BOTOX treatment?

After treatment, you can resume normal activities, but you should avoid strenuous exercise or massaging your face for the rest of the day to allow BOTOX to work its way into your muscles. The injections are small and will likely only show a small dot, though minor bruising can sometimes occur.

In about a week, BOTOX will reach its full effectiveness. You will notice more relaxed muscles. You will still be able to smile, wink, and make facial expressions just like before. BOTOX helps your muscles to relax but does not make them completely paralyzed.

How long does BOTOX in 72762 last?

Over a period of several months, you will see lines decrease as your skin has the opportunity to smooth out due to the contraction relaxation that BOTOX induces. Its effectiveness lasts approximately four months and then you will need to have an additional treatment to maintain the results. Some patients report effectiveness for up to six months, especially after prolonged use. Results vary from person to person and depend on how much BOTOX is used for treatment.

What is TMJ?

TMJ is an abbreviation for “temporomandibular joint.” When doctors or dentists refer to TMJ, they are suggesting that you have dysfunction in this joint, which is the slide-like hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. Aside from TMJ, the disorder is also referred to as TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

You need this joint in working order to allow for eating, speaking properly, and keeping your jaw, head, and neck pain free.

The symptoms of TMJ include:man in pain holding his face with his hand I northwest arkansas family dental

  • Pain
  • A grinding or overlapping feeling in the joint
  • Clicking noises in the joint
  • Joint or jaw locking
  • Ear problems
  • Headaches
  • Issues with face muscles
  • Difficulty opening your mouth all the way
  • Joint swelling
  • Pain or difficulty when chewing or yawning
  • Bite balance issues

How does BOTOX help treat TMJ, muscle pain, and headaches?

We can use BOTOX to reduce headaches and jaw pain caused by clenching and grinding your teeth. BOTOX has been used as a headache therapy, in fact, for decades.

By using BOTOX in the jaw muscles, we can reduce the amount of force that you subconsciously exert while you sleep and also help with TMJ pain. You will still be able to eat normally.

Additionally, facial tension can cause headaches. Patients who opt for BOTOX treatment often report the welcome side effect of reduced headaches and facial pain.

Our top dentists use BOTOX therapy in Lafayette, AR because our patients have been satisfied with the results.

If you think you may have TMJ, contact us today. The team at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental is proud of the successes we’ve had with TMJ treatments in Lafayette, AR.

Why do you treat TMJ and offer BOTOX near 72762 for wrinkles?

A lot of people don’t realize that dentists are maxillofacial experts—this includes your teeth and gums and your muscles, joints, and skin that make up your face and the health of your face.

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we continue to offer these treatments because the results indicate that we are helping our patients realize an enhanced aesthetic appearance and successfully treating their TMJ.

We invite you to join the growing list of satisfied patients!

Do you offer any payment plans?

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we want you to get the care you need, which is why we have partnered with CareCredit, a third party lender that helps people just like you get the best care.

Most programs come with easy repayment options and an interest-free repayments schedule.

Also, ask us about our Family Dental Savings Plan!

How do I make an appointment for BOTOX or TMJ treatments?

Contact our dental office to schedule an appointment. During this appointment, you will discuss BOTOX treatment with one of our top Fayetteville, AR dentists. We also encourage you to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!