Botox is well known as an aesthetic tool used to combat wrinkles! However, there are many other uses for Botox and other fillers in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

What to expect

A thin needle will be used to inject very small amounts of botulinumtoxin into your skin or muscles, usually around the eyes and forehead. Most people do very well with the injections, but you do have the option to numb your skin beforehand. The number of injections you receive depends upon the reason you’re receiving them and the size of the area being treated.

You’ll notice the Botox treatment working just a few days after injections! The effect can last anywhere between 3 and 12 months, depending upon the problem being treated. You’ll need regular follow up visits to maintain the effect.

Oral and Maxillofacial uses for Botox

Botox can be used as an adjunct in TMJ and bruxism (or teeth grinding) cases, facial dystonia, to retrain muscles during orthodontic therapy, facial pain, Frey’s syndrome andorhemifacial spasms.

There are also many benefits of other types of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, when used in the treatmentfor the correction of lip incompetence, mandibular prognathia, cleft lip and other procedures.



What is Juvederm?

While cosmetic Botox is generally used to smooth lines around the eyes and forehead, Juvederm is used mainly for smoothing the smile lines around the mouth. The process of injection is the same, however Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid, which is a protein our bodies already make, so there’s no worry about adverse reactions. The effect of Juvederm lasts anywhere between 6 to 9 months when injected around the mouth.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schacht for Botox, Juvederm or other fillers, call Denver Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today!