Teeth grinding and clenching otherwise known as Bruxism, is a painful condition which is caused by tension in the masseter muscle (big jaw muscle). It can cause facial pain and headaches, and eventually over time it can wear your teeth down.
We can administer anti-wrinkle injections to reduce the power of the masseter muscle which will help reduce symptoms.
People that have been grinding or clenching their teeth tend to have a bulky masseter muscle, anti-wrinkle injections will make this muscle smaller which will have a slimming effect on your lower face. Win, win!
Sometimes the grinding and clenching can be caused by misalignment of teeth, if this is the case then we would recommend being seen by an orthodontic specialist.
Over time and repetitive muscle movement causes lines and wrinkles to be seen on the skin, anti-wrinkle injections reduce the muscles’ ability to contract, allowing the skin to relax and reducing the severity of the lines. In some cases, where fine lines are visible and with repeated treatments over a period of time, we can completely eradicate these lines.
No, depending on your treatment it may feel uncomfortable though, the needles we use are very fine so the sensation is minimal. If you are particularly sensitive and therefore nervous, please ask for some topical anaesthetic cream which we can apply prior to the treatment.
Results from anti-wrinkle treatments are usually seen within 2 -3 days with full results taking 14 days, results generally last 3 – 4 months depending on the area that is treated and the individual. However, after repeated retreatments the interval between treatments can become longer, meaning less visits.
the treatment itself takes about 10 minutes to complete.
You can resume life as normal after anti-wrinkle injections, we simply advise not to attend the gym for 48 hours after treatment and no saunas, steam rooms or sunbeds for 2 weeks.
Bruising and slight swelling of the treatment area are uncommon but can happen, there may be other risks which we will discuss with you in your consultation.
Not all lines and wrinkles are caused by muscle movement, some are caused by decrease in quality of skin and/or volume loss in the face. With these types of lines and wrinkle, anti-wrinkle injections may not be the solution. You may need dermal fillers, Profhilo or skin treatments. Don’t worry though, we will assess you during a consultation and advise on what treatment is best for you.
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