BOTOX® in Chesterfield

It’s easy to look in the mirror and be discouraged by the changes you see in our faces as you age. You have experienced a lifetime of smiles, frowns, and tears, but now you see evidence of your well-lived life in the lines and wrinkles on your face.

The effects of aging are inevitable, but accepting them is not. Your Chesterfield dentist has the solution you need in the form of BOTOX®, a safe method for minimizing the appearance of those lines and wrinkles.

BOTOX® Can Take Years Off Your AppearanceWoman smiling in office | Chesterfield MO Dentist

It may seem like it was just yesterday that your face had a fresh, youthful appearance. Over time, fine lines and wrinkles start to form around your eyes and on your forehead. Additionally, your smile lines become more pronounced as do the frown lines between your eyes.

BOTOX® is effective only for “dynamic” wrinkles or wrinkles caused by muscle movement. You may also hear these referred to as expression lines.

  • Crows' feet
  • Frown lines
  • Horizontal forehead lines or furrowed brow
  • Frown lines between eyebrows (“angry 11”)

Getting BOTOX® at our Chesterfield, MO dental office is a fast, in-office procedure. Most patients experience few if any side effects, no downtime, and results that last three to four months. 

How BOTOX® Smooths Lines and Wrinkles

BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that, when used in very small quantities, inhibits the movement of specific facial muscles. The main areas we target are around the eyes and forehead.

When administered by a trained, qualified professional like Dr. Robert Rahm, BOTOX® injections are a safe procedure. As part of his dental training, Dr. Rahm has studied facial structure extensively and has also perfected the art of giving comfortable injections.

This makes him uniquely qualified to safely administer BOTOX® injections in precisely the right spots to achieve the relaxed, natural-looking results you desire. In some cases, repeated BOTOX® injections over time may retrain facial muscles to relax, minimizing facial lines and creases for longer periods.

Man holding jaw from pain | Dentist Chesterfield MOMinimize TMJ Pain and Headaches with BOTOX® Injections

BOTOX® today has uses that go far beyond cosmetic purposes. Today, we can use BOTOX® injections as a treatment for temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, dysfunctions often manifested as muscle pain and headaches caused by teeth grinding or clenching. 

You use your TMJs all day long when you eat, speak, chew, yawn, and swallow. If this joint isn’t functioning correctly or if you are grinding or clenching your teeth, you may experience severe pain in your jaw or tension headaches. 

If the painful symptoms of TMD are a problem for you, Dr. Rahm may suggest BOTOX® to release the tension and allow your jaw joint to relax. 

You Deserve to Look and Feel Your Best

Wanting to look your best is not vanity. If you’re discouraged by the toll that time has taken on your beautiful face, please call Chesterfield Valley Dental to learn how BOTOX® can help.