The facial muscles and nerves can be responsible for causing different types of discomfort, including migraine headaches and jaw pain. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and migraines can impact your quality of life, but often treatments are invasive or unpredictable. One treatment for TMJ and migraine headaches that is often overlooked is Botox® injections. At Westside Aesthetics, we offer Botox for TMJ and migraines at our clinic in Los Angeles.
Botox has been used for over a half century for medical uses. It was FDA-approved for use in medical treatments, but it is most known for its cosmetic uses. When Botox was approved as a cosmetic injection, it became a household name. However, there continues to be new uses for this effective neuromodulator, including treatment for TMJ and migraine headaches.
Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles. The toxin continues to impact muscle contraction for 2-4 months after injection. For cosmetic uses, this can relax muscles that cause lines or wrinkles, or pull down the brow or lift the top lip. When used for medical treatments, it also will relax muscles, stopping spasticity; or it can dissipate pain associated with those particular muscles.
Botox Facial Pain Treatments
Both TMJ and migraine headaches have been successfully treated with Botox injections. Unlike using nightguards for TMJ or medications for migraines, there are few to no negative side effects or drawbacks of using Botox injections. There also can be some cosmetic benefits to using Botox for treatment of TMJ and migraines. To learn more about these treatments, visit the following pages on our website:
One of the many benefits of Botox treatments is how quickly they can be performed. Treatment takes less than 15 minutes, and there is no downtime or recovery needed after the procedure.
If you suffer from TMJ or migraine headaches, Botox injections may be the solution to relieving your pain. To learn more about Botox treatment for your jaw pain or headaches, contact us at Westside Aesthetics. We can schedule a treatment consultation with Dr. Rivkin or one of the injection specialists at our clinic in Los Angeles, CA.