Dentist in Westfield, NJ offers Botox injections

At the practice of Dr. Thomas C. Streko, patients can undergo a wide variety of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Additionally, he provides facial aesthetics options for individuals who want to turn back the hands of time. This includes integrating Botox injections into one’s dental plans.

Botox has been used for many decades, not only for aesthetics; but, even longer for medical conditions. It is formulated from botulinum toxin type A, which is FDA approved to reduce muscle contractions. Patients may wonder how this helps with reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Many dynamic wrinkles, such as those between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and on the forehead, are developed due to muscle contractions. When these contractions no longer happen, it results in smoothing of the skin—and the reduction of these imperfections.

Botox can also be used in dentistry for the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). This is a condition caused by a malfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles around the joint. When Botox is injected into this area, it can calm the muscle tightness; therefore, reduce the discomfort patients feel due to this disorder. It can also reduce the tension headaches and migraines that sometimes result from TMJ/TMD.

Most patients are appropriate candidates for Botox injections. Botulinum toxin type A is a medication that is completely safe for injection into the muscles. Results from Botox injections can last six months, or longer depending on the amount injected and how the body absorbs it.

Dr. Thomas C. Streko has more than just the experience to provide safe and effective Botox injections—he has the credentials. He is an instructor for The American Academy of Facial Aesthetics and has completed hundreds of hours of training for Botox injectables.

If you reside in or around the Westfield, NJ area and want to learn more about cosmetic enhancements with Botox injections, contact the team at the practice of Dr. Thomas C. Streko today to book a consultation appointment. We can educate patients on the advantages of using Botox for improving the aesthetics of the face, as well as, addressing issues such as chronic migraines and reducing problems associated with temporomandibular joint disorders.

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