At Chattanooga Family Dentistry, we can do more than beautify your smile.
With BOTOX® and other injectables, Dr. Andrew Lunn can take years off your appearance, boost your confidence, and even help relieve pain.
Discover the many benefits of injectable treatments at our practice in Chattanooga, TN...
The Basics of BOTOX
"BOTOX" is short for botulinum toxin, which blocks nerve impulses to muscles. When carefully injected in controlled amounts, botulinum toxin can cause specific facial muscles to relax, softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By loosening contracted muscles, BOTOX can also help relieve TMJ disorder pain.
A number of injectables on the market today contain botulinum toxin, including Xeomin® and Dysport®. At Chattanooga Family Dentistry, Dr. Lunn prefers to use BOTOX. He uses this medication for both cosmetic and therapeutic treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can diminish the appearance of crows' feet, laugh lines, and other facial lines and wrinkles. By preventing habitual movement in facial muscles, the treatment reduces the lines these contractions cause in the skin. In some cases, BOTOX can also serve as a minimally invasive option to treat a gummy smile. When used strategically, the medication can keep the lip from moving too high when smiling, preventing a large portion of the gumline from showing. Limiting full movement of muscles around the mouth can also safely and subtly give you fuller-looking lips.
For patients suffering from TMJ disorder, BOTOX therapy can help alleviate pain and allow the jaw to heal. TMJ disorders are frequently characterized by severe discomfort caused by strained jaw joints and muscles. BOTOX injections offer a noninvasive treatment. BOTOX can relax tense muscles and relieve associated clenching, teeth grinding, and other painful symptoms, without surgery or an oral appliance.
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Have you upgraded your smile with porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or a complete smile makeover? Why stop there? Dr. Lunn is specially trained in facial and neck anatomy, and he has an extensive understanding of how the smile involves more than just the teeth. He can use his artistic eye and years of experience to enhance the results of cosmetic dentistry with injectables.
Dr. Lunn has received continued education in order to administer BOTOX and dermal fillers safely and effectively. He will assess your facial aesthetics to provide the best results, complementing your good oral health and cosmetic dentistry with a look enhanced by reduced signs of aging.
Dr. Lunn also uses BOTOX injections to provide therapeutic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatment, relieving pain and discomfort associated with disorders affecting the TMJ. To learn more about how BOTOX and other injections can help you reach your smile goals, call to request a consultation at our Chattanooga office:
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We Also Offer Dermal Fillers
Dr. Lunn uses JUVÉDERM to enhance facial volume and treat lines and wrinkles. JUVÉDERM is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by the body to aid collagen and other proteins in supporting the skin. However, as we age, our stores of this substance deteriorate, leaving the skin looser and with depressions and wrinkles.
JUVÉDERM injections are a simple, effective treatment to replace lost hyaluronic acid, filling the lines and wrinkles caused by age. The fillers also allow Dr. Lunn to enhance the lips, or increase volume in specific areas to improve symmetry. Your results will typically last up to a year.
What Areas Can BOTOX Treat?
BOTOX is a versatile botulinum toxin product that can address signs of aging skin and muscle-related pain throughout the face and head. Cosmetic and therapeutic use of BOTOX includes, but is not limited to, the treatment of the following:
- TMJ Disorder
- Chronic Migraines
- Muscle Spasms
- Frown Lines
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Forehead Lines
- Crow's Feet
- Lip Lines
What to Expect During the Procedure Step-by-Step Process Of Injections
Most patients receiving injections are in and out of our Chattanooga office in less than half an hour.
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Our dental practice in Chattanooga, TN, offers BOTOX and JUVÉDERM injections to both new and existing patients. If you are interested in injectable treatment, schedule a consultation with our friendly team today.
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Is botulinum toxin safe?
Some patients are taken aback when they realize "BOTOX" stands for "botulinum toxin." It sounds scary! However, when administered in small amounts, botulinum toxin is perfectly safe. Cosmetic products like Dysport, Xeomin, and BOTOX use small amounts of botulinum toxin because it causes temporary muscle paralysis. When botulinum toxin is carefully administered by a trained professional like Dr. Lunn, it can prevent muscles from contracting and causing forehead wrinkles, crows' feet, frown lines, and more.
Do BOTOX Cosmetic injections hurt?
Most patients have no problem sitting through a BOTOX Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM treatment. The needles we use are extremely small, so you should only feel a quick pinch around the injection site, and that'll be it. The injection site may be a bit sore for the rest of the day, but that will subside quickly.
What are the side effects of BOTOX injections?
When administered properly, botulinum toxin should not cause any serious side effects. It's relatively normal to experience some redness, swelling, or tenderness near the injection site, but that should go away within a day or two. If the injections are not made carefully, BOTOX can cause temporary side effects, the most infamous of which is drooping eyelids. If the injections are made too close to the eyelids, then the muscles will relax and push the eyelids down, giving them a drooping appearance. To avoid this and other side effects, choose an experienced professional like Dr. Lunn for your BOTOX treatment.
Will my results be permanent?
No. The cosmetic effects of botulinum toxin are only temporary. In most cases, the treatment will wear off within three to four months, and wrinkles and fine lines may start to reappear. Many of our patients return to our Chattanooga office regularly to receive new injections and maintain their youthful appearances.
Why would a dentist offer BOTOX?
It's not uncommon for dentists like Dr. Lunn to offer BOTOX or other injectable treatments. Because dentists are extensively trained in the anatomy of the face, they can administer botulinum toxin with excellent results after undergoing some additional training. Plus, dentists often use botulinum toxin to provide relief to patients with TMJ disorder.