Neuromodulators are well-known for their use in treating dynamic wrinkles. These injectables include Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. Here at PFRANKMD™, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank has developed a special technique to inject neuromodulators, known as ENSO. This stands for Expressive Neuromodulation and Structural Optimization. When injected correctly, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport can be used to treat many different conditions, including:
- Teeth grinding and clenching
- Wide face shape
If you suffer from one of these conditions, or if you are looking for a minimally invasive way to slim your face, please consider us here at PFRANKMD™ in New York, NY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
What are Neuromodulators?
In the aesthetic and wellness world, neuromodulators are known by the names Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. But what do neuromodulators do? Basically, these injectables are able to weaken the signal that is transmitted between neurons, which is another way of saying the muscles are relaxed. The neuromodulators we offer have a temporary effect, so there’s no need to worry about permanent results.
Teeth Grinding and Clenching
Also known as bruxism, this condition where an individual grinds and clenches the teeth can cause serious damage over time. There are steps you can take to stop this habit while you are awake, but many people who experience bruxism do it while they are asleep.
Teeth grinding and clenching is caused by a few muscles in the jaw contracting over and over. When a neuromodulator is injected into these muscles, the grinding can stop. This can keep you from causing damage to your teeth and jaw over time, and it can also relieve the immediate pain that is caused by bruxism.
TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint, can be caused by a few different medical conditions. It causes pain in the jaw, and it can even cause headaches and ear pain, and it can make it difficult to open the jaw. Neuromodulators can be used to reduce this pain, and if TMJ is caused by acetylcholine (which causes atrophy), then a neuromodulator can treat this as well.
For individuals who are experiencing lockjaw due to TMJ, neuromodulators are effective at relaxing the jaw to some extent. This is an invaluable treatment considering we all use our temporomandibular joint while talking, eating, and swallowing, so it becomes impossible to avoid the pain without the use of neuromodulators.
Neuromodulators can be used to achieve a slimmer facial appearance when injected into the correct muscle. Dr. Frank employs the ENSO technique to target specific muscles in the face. Once these muscles have been injected with Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport, the muscles will relax. In their relaxed state, they will experience a certain level of atrophy.
This is sometimes known as non-surgical jaw reduction, as the muscles that are targeted are around the jaw. This treatment will not interfere in any way with a patient’s ability to speak, eat, swallow, or do anything else they are accustomed to doing.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of neuromodulators for teeth clenching, grinding, TMJ, or facial slimming, we encourage you to reach out to our team here at PFRANKMD™. Our practice is conveniently located in New York, NY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this treatment is right for you!