We are proud to offer Botox® Cosmetic at our office in Hyde Park, Chicago.
As we age, our skin changes. Over time, repetitive movements of the facial muscles such as squinting and frowning loss of volume and elasticity, and the forces of gravity cause unwanted wrinkles and folds to develop.
It is now possible to smooth out these wrinkles and folds without surgery. Botox is a safe and non-invasive procedure that provides esthetic results and treats the signs of aging naturally, precisely, and non-surgically. Schedule an appointment today.
Therapeutic Uses of Botox
A growing number of dentists are now providing Botox (otherwise known BoNT/A) treatment for their patients for both oral and maxillofacial cosmetic and therapeutic use.
While the use of Botox for cosmetic purposes has gotten a lot of attention in a number of dental journal articles, Botox products are excellent products to use for dental therapeutic uses in a number of areas.
Botox and TMD
80% of patients have some sort of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and need treatment.
TMD is just a clinical label for any pain of the jaw and facial muscles, which can be associated with headaches, earaches, cervical spine disorders, and general facial pain.
The use of Botox therapy has been in use for many years. For trigger point injections, it makes much more sense to use BoNT/A products because the effects will last for three months and you are actually helping relieve the intensity of the contraction of the muscle.
For trigger point injections, it makes much more sense to use BoNT/A products because the effects will last for three months and you are actually helping relieve the intensity of the contraction of the muscle.
Is Botox Right for You?
Please contact us if you experience any of the symptoms listed below.
- Clenching, bruxing, and grinding
- Headaches and/or migraines
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Sensitive/loose teeth
- Jaw pain
- Fine facial lines, wrinkles, and folds (including crow’s feet, “#11” glabella lines and forehead lines)
- Uneven lips/smile
- Gummy smile
- Limited jaw movement or locking of the jaw
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Dr. Shira Levy offers both cosmetic and therapeutic procedures. She has received extensive training from the world renowned Pacific Training Institute of Facial Aesthetics in Vancouver, Canada.
During a consultation, a series of photographs will be taken and a treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs and concerns.
We encourage you to speak with us if have any questions regarding the benefits of Botox and how it can complement your smile.
Request an Appointment
Or give us a call (773) 830-4572