BOTOX inhibits muscle contractions, thereby allowing the patient's ability to move their jaw freely, reducing jaw tension. Additionally, it can be useful for tension headache management by targeting pain that originates from the overuse of facial muscles.

Why is BOTOX used for headaches and facial pain?

BOTOX has been extensively studied and can provide effective relief to those who are dealing with chronic headaches associated with TMD patients or tension-type headaches. It is safe, non-invasive, fast-acting and provides long lasting relief from painful muscle contractions in the face and jaw area. As always though, when considering treatment options for your symptoms, consult an experienced doctor for guidance.

Why choose us for your BOTOX injections?

Due to her industry-leading qualifications, Michelle Cabret is the clear choice for your BOTOX injections for TMD, facial pain and headaches. She boasts a long list of medical accomplishments that demonstrate her expertise in the field, including having trained across a wide range of surgeries.

This wealth of experience means that when it comes to any cosmetic procedure, you can have complete faith in Dr. Cabret’s knowledge and judgment of facial anatomy. With over 25 years of training and practice, there is no one better positioned to provide you with the relief you deserve.

How does BOTOX work for TMD, facial pain and headaches?

BOTOX can be an excellent choice for those struggling with tension in the temporal-mandibular joint (TMD), facial pain or headaches. Injecting Botulinum Toxin directly into the sore muscles relaxes them, resulting in a significant reduction of pain. Additionally, it helps to impede bruxism-induced headaches and can even minimize severe cases of lockjaw caused by stress. Studies have proven that many people experience a great improvement in their symptoms following treatments involving this toxin, making it an effective method for reducing both short-term and long-term pain associated with TMD, facial pain, and headaches.

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How does TMJ cause headaches?

When your jawbone, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), becomes misaligned due to stress, bite imbalances, or constant teeth grinding, it can cause tension headaches. This tension is usually felt around the forehead and scalp but can also include pain in other parts of the head like in the jaw itself. Habitual behavior and unconscious movements of the mouth can lead to headaches due to TMJ disorder. Thankfully, Botulinum Toxin can be used to reduce jaw tension by preventing clenching and grinding movements. By relaxing the jaw, you can reduce stress on yourself and free yourself from painful headaches.

What areas are injected with BOTOX for headaches and facial pain?

The areas of the face where these injections can be beneficial include:

  • The temporalis: the temporalis is a wide, fan-shaped muscle located on either side of the head that helps in facial expressions.
  • Frontalis: similarly, the frontalis is also a facial muscle that works to cover parts of the skull located above each eye.
  • Masseter muscles: lastly, the masseter is a powerful muscle found in the mouth area and helps with chewing food properly.
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Meet with us about BOTOX for headache or facial pain.

You are invited to meet with us to discuss whether you are a good candidate for this effective treatment for headaches and facial pain. Our team at Austin Cosmetic Surgery treats patients in and beyond Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Barton Creek, and Spicewood. We are also honored to serve patients from Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas.

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