Botox® Treatments
in the Pacific Northwest

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Botox is a fast and easy treatment that can have great results for many patients. Our Botox services can make you look and feel younger, or they can help to treat dental issues like bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder, depending on where the Botox is applied. If you want to learn more about how Botox services can help you, please contact our office!

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What is
Botox used for?

Many people know that Botox is a dermal filler that can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, make lips bigger, and help patients achieve smoother skin. However, Botox can also be used for non-cosmetic purposes, like reducing migraines, TMJ pain, and teeth clenching and grinding. Botox works by temporarily freezing certain muscles, so patients cannot unconsciously clench or grind their teeth at night, which can instantly relieve pain and tension.

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How long does
Botox last?

Botox treatments typically last from three to six months on average. It may take up to a week to see the full results of your Botox treatment, so if you aren’t totally happy with your results right away, we recommend waiting at least a week before scheduling a follow-up visit. After a few Botox treatments, you will notice that you can wait longer and longer in between visits because the facial muscles become weaker and don’t move as much as they used to.

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What should I do after I get my Botox treatment?

After your Botox treatment, you will want to avoid rubbing or touching your face for at least 24 hours while the Botox settles where it’s supposed to, otherwise it could be moved around. You will also want to keep your head elevated, avoid bending over, and keep exercise to a minimum during this time as well. There might be a little bruising or swelling at first, but there’s no downtime involved, so you’re free to make plans right after your appointment!

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Why should I get Botox at the dentist?

Dentists are very well-educated when it comes to knowledge about the teeth, gums, and jaw, but they also have a lot of knowledge pertaining to the muscles in the face and how they work together. This means that after completing Botox training, dentists are actually well-qualified to perform Botox treatments both for cosmetic and non-cosmetic reasons. Plus, Botox is a quick treatment that you can get right after your cleaning and exam!

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