BOTOX– Itasca, IL

Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Wrinkles

Woman with flawless look thanks to Botox injections

Until recently, several appointments with different professionals were needed to restore your entire smile – cheeks, lips, and surrounding areas included. However, today, Drs. French and Dr. Conti’s extensive training in the administration of injectables as well as facial anatomy and aesthetics allows her to remove fine smile lines and deeper wrinkles with BOTOX in Itasca, IL at Hamilton Lakes Dentistry. This injectable treatment can improve your smile, so don’t wait! Call us today!

Why Choose Hamilton Lakes Dentistry for BOTOX?

  • Fast, Effective Solution to Remove Age Lines
  • Dentists with Extensive Experience in Injections
  • Early & Evening Hours Available

BOTOX, Dermal Fillers, and Smile Design

As skin ages, the area around our eyes and mouths develops wrinkles and lines from exposure to wind and sunlight. Talking, laughing, smiling, and eating also stretch the skin and can cause it to crinkle. BOTOX and dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® differ yet offer similar treatments to minimize the size and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

How Dermal Fillers Work

Woman framing her face after dermal filler treatment

The body’s capability to keep up a youthful, taut, smooth, plump appearance gradually lessens as we age. Lines and wrinkles can be removed by injecting dermal fillers just under your skin, restoring its more youthful appearance and condition. Dermal fillers increase your face’s volume, especially of your lips, and reduce the “marionette” lines that form at each side of your nose’s base that end at the corners of your mouth. They also lessen the degree to which more of your gums are apparent as you smile.

How BOTOX Works

Dentist preparing dental patient for Botox treatment

BOTOX is a protein that relaxes facial muscles when injected in low doses. Skin takes on a youthful and smooth appearance afterward. It works very effectively in the mouth area, where smile lines develop and deepen as we age. Because it is nonsurgical, effective, and affordable, BOTOX has become a popular cosmetic treatment that causes almost no side effects.

BOTOX and TMJ Dysfunction

Woman in pain before Botox for T M J treatment

In addition to its cosmetic use, BOTOX is used to treat TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder – TMJ), which occurs when the jaw joint and muscles develop problems that cause pain and inflammation. TMD/TMJ may be caused by stress that leads to repeated and prolonged grinding and clenching of the jaw and teeth. TMD/TMJ symptoms include:

  • Jaw, neck, face, and shoulder pain
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds when moving, opening, or closing the mouth
  • A stuck or locked jaw
  • Unable to open the mouth wide
  • Worn down or damaged teeth
  • Having a “squared or masculine facial appearance due to swelling of the jaw muscles.
  • Severe headaches

Administering BOTOX provides much better results and relief to TMD/TMJ sufferers when other treatments do not work. BOTOX directly injected into the jaw muscles affected by TMD weakens them and stops the jaw spasms that cause them to clench and grind. Also, the injections help to reduce the jaw muscle size, which makes the facial shape change from square to oval. This change benefits female TMD/TMJ sufferers because their enlarged jaw size diminishes after treatment.

BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions

It’s no surprise that you have questions about BOTOX. Most patients do, especially since it is a treatment that deals with the face. Because your appearance can make a difference when it comes to your personal and professional life, you want to make sure you’re choosing a professional who can provide the close attention you need to ensure optimal results. At Hamilton Lakes Dentistry, you can rest assured, we have your best interest in mind, which is why you’ll find our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.

Why get BOTOX treatments from your dentist?

Dentists’ training gives them more extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and muscles so they can skillfully perform these treatments. Also:

  • Dentists administer injections with expertise and great accuracy to the face and mouth areas.
  • Treatments are performed in a sterile, clinical setting, ensuring patient safety.
  • All your esthetic facial concerns can be immediately assessed so that treatments can be performed to result in the appearance that you desire.

How long do BOTOX effects last?

Treatments last three to four months, then additional treatment is required to preserve a smoothed appearance of your skin.

Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX is widely recognized to be very safe, resulting in a low number of side effects that include bruising at the injection site.