Looking for Botox treatment for facial muscle pain, migraines, or esthetics in Wheaton, IL?
Most people know about Botox for the amazing cosmetic benefits it has, but our Wheaton Botox treatment can do so much more! Botox treatments are used for a wide variety of reasons. One of the most beneficial uses of Botox is in pain management. Since Botox can treat pain that is originating in muscle, it is therefore a great diagnostic tool to find the true source of pain. Since 2010 Botox has been FDA approved as a primary treatment of chronic migraines. This is a great relief to those suffering from migraines triggered by over active muscles. Botox is also used to reduce or eliminate teeth clenching and grinding without the need of wearing mouth splints every night. Our Wheaton Botox treatment can treat all these conditions and more!
Do you have headaches? Facial pain? Waking up with sore muscles from grinding or clenching?
Dr. Danielle is a certified Botox provider and can discuss how to help manage your pain through Botox (or Xeomin) in certain muscles of high activity in the face. This can decrease or eliminate headaches, severe clenching/grinding, or other facial muscle pain you may be having.
It doesn’t stop there! Since Botox is injected into active muscles, it can cause them to relax or “sleep” completely for 3-4 months. This is how Botox treatments help smooth out fine to moderate wrinkles in addition to decreasing pain.
Wheaton Botox Treatment by Dr. Bauer
After 2-3 uses of Botox/Xeomin, most patients lose the “habit” of overusing muscles which causes clenching, grinding, and headaches. Botox (or Xeomin) is a very safe, simple to use product! It blocks nerve activity and causes muscles to relax, or if given in higher doses, to completely inactivate. It acts only on nerve endings which collect the botulinum toxin, blocking the signal for muscle movement. After 3-4 months, the body regenerates these nerve endings & there will be NO botulinum toxin left whatsoever (which means the procedure can be done again once muscles get back to regular activity).
Some frequently asked questions about our Wheaton Botox treatment:
Will I be able to chew or open my mouth if I get Botox in facial muscles that cause grinding?
Absolutely! Those muscles are very large and about 10-20 units of Botox is all you need in those areas to relax the muscles while still having full activity of your jaws. There will be NO decrease in ability to chew or open your mouth.
Does Wheaton Botox treatment hurt?
Since Botox is injected into the skin, most people will feel a small pinch at the injection sites. We use ice packs for more sensitive areas to decrease the pinches, but overall, it is a small pinch with no residual pain. We also use the Blaine Labs vibration device that makes the injections more comfortable.
What are the side effects from doing Botox?
Three percent of patients experience eyelid drooping and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet area. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. If you are taking any medication or have any serious illnesses, you must discuss this prior to receiving treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
First of all, we will spend 10-15 minutes discussing your wishes and expectations, as well as what can be done. The actual injection procedure takes only about 5 minutes!!
How long will my Botox last?
Most people have results for 3 months, but can last up to 4 months. How long Botox lasts depends a lot on your individual biochemistry. More active/muscular individuals will eliminate the Botox more quickly, thus making the results last for a shorter period of time.
What if I don’t get my Botox treatments every 3 or 4 months?
While many people will need to get Botox every 3 or 4 months it is not a problem to wait longer. The recommendations of repeating Botox every 4 months is to help decrease muscle activity & “retrain” the muscles to be less active (who needs to wrinkle their forehead THAT much?!?). If you do not keep up with it, things will likely go back to normal, but nothing will get worse by any means. Your face may still appear smoother because of the previous treatment, so you can come as you wish; but you will get best results if you come every 4-6 months.
Can I do a Wheaton Botox treatment while nursing or pregnant?
Sorry, the answer is no!
How long until I can fly after having Botox?
We recommend you not fly for 72 hours after a Botox treatment.