Chapel Hill dentist Dr. Jim Furgurson offers Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin®. These facial injections can treat a range of concerns, from aesthetic considerations to jaw pain. We can help you reach your cosmetic goals, and you can benefit from Dr. Furgurson’s knowledge of the musculoskeletal structure of the face. Treatment with Botox and Xeomin in our Chapel Hill, NC, office can address facial wrinkles and signs of aging.
Dr. Furgurson has experience treating complex problems such as TMJ disorders using Botox and Xeomin injections. He can deliver natural-looking results that you will love. A key benefit to visiting our Chapel Hill dental office is consistent, ongoing care for cosmetic concerns or TMJ-related discomfort. Dr. Furgurson can provide follow-up injections and monitor your results at regular dental visits.
Botox at the Dentist: How Does it Work?
Dentists who receive training are qualified to provide injections for patients. Dentists are uniquely qualified to give injections because they already understand facial anatomy. Many dentists offer treatments like Botox and Xeomin to address TMJ disorders.
However, Botox and Xeomin can also complete smile makeovers. Patients who complete cosmetic treatment in our office may choose to enhance their results with aesthetic treatments. We can provide cosmetic treatment with Botox and Xeomin to lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
Xeomin and Botox in Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Furgurson can use Botox or Xeomin to treat cosmetic concerns. These treatments can treat fine lines and wrinkles. Injectables can address signs of aging that appear around the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, and forehead. Botox and Xeomin can address the following:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Marionette lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Bunny lines
Our injectables are FDA-approved neurotoxins that contain botulinum toxin type A. The only difference between the two is that Xeomin does not include certain additives for preservation that can sometimes present an allergy risk. Patients allergic to the additives in Botox benefit from Xeomin treatment.
Botox and Xeomin use neurotoxins that act on the nerves that stimulate muscle contraction. Visible fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and those frown lines between the brows can be caused by underlying muscle tension. Once relaxed by the injection of Botox or Xeomin, the skin will soften and appear smoother.
Before injectable treatment, avoid:
- Fish oil
- Skin treatments
After determining that injectables are right for you, we will help you schedule your treatment. Dr. Furgurson will numb the face. Then, he will place the injections under the skin to relax the appropriate muscles for a natural-looking result. You may feel a quick prick as he injects Botox or Xeomin. Injectable treatments take about fifteen to twenty minutes.
Botox for Jaw Pain in Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Furgurson may recommend using Botox or Xeomin to reduce muscle tension in the jaw. Jaw pain is a common symptom of TMJ disorders and discomfort. Like fine lines and wrinkles, the neurotoxin in these products prevents muscle contractions.
When Dr. Furgurson places Botox and Xeomin injections, he targets specific facial muscles. After he places these injections, the muscles relax. The result is less pain and the renewed ability for the jaw to sit in a natural position. We recommend injectables in addition to other TMJ treatments. Injectables will not last forever, but they can reduce reoccurring pain.
Are Botox and Xeomin Safe?
Yes, Botox and Xeomin are safe for patients over eighteen. Botox and Xeomin are FDA-approved. FDA-approved products are found to be safe and effective for their intended purpose. Botox and Xeomin can treat moderate to severe frown lines or facial pain.
As with other cosmetic injections, allergic reactions are possible. You may also feel soreness or experience itching at the injection sites. We will not recommend Botox or Xeomin if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have nerve disorders. Our office will review your allergies to ensure that Botox or Xeomin is best for you.
Botox and Xeomin FAQs
Learn more about Botox and Xeomin with answers to commonly asked patient questions:
How long does Botox or Xeomin last?
Botox and Xeomin injections typically last around four to six months. This makes it easy to receive additional treatment when you visit us for routine dental care, which we also suggest every six months.
Am I a candidate for using Botox to treat jaw pain?
Dr. Furgurson always discusses your dental and overall health, including medical history. He will take the time to thoroughly evaluate your jaw joints before recommending treatment for TMJ symptoms with Botox injections.
Does insurance cover Botox when used for TMJ?
Dental insurance will not cover the cost of Botox when treating TMJ. Our front desk will provide cost details for your consideration.
What should you not do after taking Xeomin?
For the first 24 hours after treatment, we recommend avoiding intense exercise, drinking alcohol, or using makeup. You can experience increased swelling, bruising, and irritation at the injection sites. We also recommend waiting at least 24 hours before getting a facial or rubbing your face excessively. Instead, gently wash your face without applying too much pressure to your face. Rubbing or touching your face can move the injectables to different areas of the face.
Can you switch between Botox and Xeomin?
Botox and Xeomin are very similar. However, they do have chemical differences. We do not recommend using these interchangeably or switching between them. Using Botox and Xeomin at the same time can lead to serious complications.
Will Botox lead to a frozen face?
Despite the many misconceptions surrounding Botox, once you receive the injections, you will not get a “frozen face.” Botox will relax the muscles at the injection sites. You will still be capable of making a full range of facial expressions! Our dentists have thorough training to inject Botox for various treatments correctly.
Treat Cosmetic Concerns at the Dentist
Have you considered treatments like Botox or Xeomin before? Receive TMJ treatment or remove wrinkles with injectables. Call Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for cosmetic treatment today at 919.736.6175. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Furgurson online.