Botox in Colorado Springs, CO

Botox®, a name synonymous with age-defying treatments, has benefits that extend beyond its cosmetic fame. While this treatment is celebrated for its ability to smooth lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate appearances, Botox also offers substantial relief for patients suffering from TMJ—temporomandibular joint—disorders and related jaw tension. This versatile treatment bridges the gap between aesthetic enhancement and medical therapy. Whether you are interested in Botox to target wrinkles or reduce the impact of grinding and clenching, we can help.

Understanding Botox

Botox® is derived from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When used in controlled doses, this substance can significantly improve a range of conditions, from facial lines to certain medical disorders, by temporarily relaxing targeted muscles.

Botox’s effectiveness is rooted in its ability to interrupt the communication between nerves and muscles. Specifically, it blocks the release of a chemical messenger that signals the muscles to contract. This results in a temporary relaxation of the treated muscle, leading to a smoother, more youthful appearance of the skin above it.

Botox Treatments

Botox® is a remarkably versatile treatment. It is used not only to smooth wrinkles and fine lines for a more youthful appearance but also to address medical conditions such as chronic migraines, excessive sweating, TMJ disorder, and muscle spasms. This wide range of applications demonstrates its effectiveness in both cosmetic and restorative treatment.

Wrinkle Reduction

Botox is most widely recognized for its ability to smooth facial wrinkles. It specifically targets the muscles that create dynamic wrinkles, which are lines that appear from repeated facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, or squinting. By relaxing these muscles, Botox effectively softens existing lines on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and glabellar lines between the eyebrows (also called “11 lines”). Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines contributes to a more youthful and rested appearance.

Muscle Spasms

Beyond cosmetic uses, Botox can relieve muscle stiffness and spasms in conditions like cervical dystonia. Individuals with this condition experience involuntary neck muscle contractions, which cause abnormal head posture. Botox injections can reduce these involuntary contractions, offering relief from pain and improving neck posture and mobility.


Botox provides relief for individuals with hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive sweating that’s not necessarily related to heat or exercise. When injected into the skin, Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. This is particularly effective in areas such as the underarms, palms, and soles of the feet.

TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) refers to a range of conditions affecting the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. This disorder can cause jaw pain, difficulty opening the mouth, and a clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves. TMJ disorders can stem from various factors, including jaw injury, arthritis, or habits like teeth grinding or clenching.

Botox offers a therapeutic approach to managing TMJ disorders by targeting the muscles involved in jaw movement. When Botox is injected into these muscles, it blocks the nerve signals that cause muscle contraction, reducing muscle activity. This decrease in muscle tension can alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ, making it easier for patients to move their jaws.

Moreover, TMJ dysfunction can affect jaw alignment, leading to malocclusion (misaligned teeth). If your teeth have shifted due to TMJ disorder, we also provide treatments such as clear aligners.

What to Expect From Your Botox Treatment

Dr. Bashi begins by discussing your health history and treatment goals with you. This initial conversation helps him determine if Botox® is the best solution for your needs. Once he concludes that Botox is right for you, the treatment will proceed as follows:

  • Preparation: On the day of your treatment, Dr. Bashi will prepare your skin by cleaning the targeted areas for the injections.
  • Treatment: The actual injection process is swift and straightforward, typically completed in less than 10 minutes. Dr. Bashi carefully administers Botox with a fine needle into the predetermined area. The sensation is minimal, often described as a quick pinch.
  • Aftercare: You’re free to resume your daily activities immediately following the procedure. However, we recommend avoiding touching or massaging the treated areas to prevent the Botox from migrating. Patients typically see results within two weeks after their treatment.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With Dr. Bashi

Botox® does more than just smooth out wrinkles; it’s a versatile treatment that addresses various concerns. If you are considering Botox to refresh your appearance or address specific medical issues, a conversation with Dr. Bashi can illuminate how this treatment might align with your personal goals and lifestyle. Contact us at the Mini Dental Implant Center of America in Dever to schedule your free consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Botox® does completely wear off after a period of time. Typically, the effects of Botox last between 3 to 6 months. Over this period, the treated muscles gradually regain their movement as the neurotoxin’s ability to block nerve signals diminishes. Additional treatments are recommended to maintain the desired effect.

It’s important to note that lifestyle choices also play a role in the longevity of results. Factors such as sun exposure and alcohol consumption can cause the effects to subside much faster.

Before getting Botox®, there are several things you should avoid to ensure the best possible outcome and minimize the risk of complications:

  • Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements: It’s best to steer clear of aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain supplements like fish oil, vitamin E, and ginkgo biloba for about a week before your appointment. These can increase the likelihood of bruising.
  • Skip alcoholic beverages: Try to avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before your treatment, as alcohol can also increase the risk of bruising.
  • Postpone strenuous exercise: On the day of your Botox appointment, it’s wise to skip any intense workouts. Exercising can increase blood flow to the face, potentially affecting how the Botox settles.

After receiving Botox® injections, avoid touching, massaging, or applying pressure to the treated areas for at least 24 hours to prevent the Botox from spreading to unintended areas. You should also avoid strenuous physical activity and exercise for the first 24 hours post-treatment to minimize swelling and bruising.

Additionally, remaining upright and avoiding lying down for 4 hours after the procedure can help ensure the Botox settles correctly.

While Botox® does not cure TMJ disorder, it significantly alleviates the symptoms associated with this condition. Botox injections relax the muscles around the jaw by targeting the muscles around the jaw, reducing the tension and pain that often come with TMJ.

It is important to note that Botox addresses the symptoms rather than the root cause of TMJ disorders. These injections offer temporary relief that can make a substantial difference in managing discomfort and enhancing daily functioning.