Botox Injections in South Jersey


The wait is over!

Dr. Lee is now using Botox to relax muscle activity that creates lines and wrinkles on the face as well as tension in the jaw muscles.


Endorsed by American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Dr. Lee like other selected dentists are perfect providers to compliment the facial esthetics. Currently, Botox is mostly delivered to patients by physicians including OB/GYNs ophthalmologists, internists, registered nurses and even medical spa technicians.


Dentists are the true specialists in the area of the face and receives extensive training on facial anatomy and muscles. Dr. Lee is also area’s renowned cosmetic dentist who aims to achieve facial esthetics and harmony. No better specialists to entrust your need for over worked facial muscles.

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin is a purified protein derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is a neurotoxin; in fact, a tiny amount could wipe out the Earth’s population.


In the medical application of this material, however, there are no bacteria. We use the purified pharmaceutical-grade protein as the medication for wrinkles. This can be likened to how an antibiotic is manufactured pharmaceutically.


The mechanism of action for Botox is really quite simple. Botox is injected into the facial muscles but really doesn’t affect the muscle at all. Botulinum toxin affects and blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate the muscle. There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. Once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract. When that muscle does not contract, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin will stop.


It’s a really quick, non-invasive procedure, which can be done during your lunch or coffee break with minimal downtime. Results can be seen within ten days and last anywhere up to 4 to 6 months.

How can Botox help me?

Botox is much more than for wrinkles and there are many applications of Botox than you may know. All of the following treatments are being performed by Dr. Lee.


Botox has important clinical uses as an adjunct in TMJ and bruxism cases, and for patients with chronic TMJ and facial pain. Botox is also used to complement esthetic dentistry cases, as a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip line cases, denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures, lip augmentation, and has uses in orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is necessary. No other healthcare provider has the capability to help patients in so many areas as do dentists.

Anti-Wrinkle injections:

The areas that Botox is commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles are the forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region), and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).


Bruxism (clenching/grinding):

The most beneficial non-cosmetic treatment we can offer as dentists is treatment for a temporomandibular disorder or TMD. TMD can result in painful jaw joints, tension headaches, facial soreness and over-development of the jaw muscles, which begin to look enlarged and boxy.


Muscle relaxing injections into the masseter and temporalis and frontalis muscles (facial muscles) alleviate the forces of nighttime grinding and clenching (bruxism), which cause damage and wear to the teeth. Bruxism can cause also cause joint pain.


Dr. Weil’s article on how Botox is used to treat bruxism:


Gummy Smile:

Another wonderful use of Botox is to treat ‘gummy smiles’.


When you smile, do you feel the appearance of your upper teeth is overshadowed by excessive gum tissue? Or, do you feel that your upper lip appear short and too much of the gum tissue shows over your teeth? If your answer to either one of the question is a ‘yes’ then you may have a condition that is commonly called a ‘gummy smile’ or excessive gingival disply.


Botox can be injected into the LLSAN (levator labii superioris alaequi nasi – what a mouthful!). This reduced motion of the upper lip creates a more natural smile line. A simple injection on either side of the nose can relax this muscle, which has the effect of relaxing the lip so you can smile without showing excessive gum tissue.

Botox for sad smiles:

Turn that frown upside down. A sad smile, or sad mouth, is where the corners of the lips are constantly pointing downward, looking almost as if they are being pulled down towards the chin. This gives the appearance of someone continually looking as if they are frowning, angry or sad. This effect is caused by certain muscles in the mouth being stronger than the muscles that oppose them.


A very small dose can be injected into the depressor muscle in the mouth area (anguli oris), causes it to relax, allowing the corners of the mouth to be gently lifted and upturned.


The overall effect will be a happier looking smile with more upturned lips.


How Much Do Botox Treatments Cost?

At our office, Dr Lee charges per area requiring treatment, not per unit of medication.


After a comprehensive consultation about your rejuvenation, Dr Lee will provide a full cost prior to your treatment.


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