Botox for Migraines | Botox for TMJ | HONOLULU, HI

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woman getting a botox injection for TMJ

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Botox for migraines | Botox for TMJ Pain | HONOLULU, HI

If you suffer pain from migraine headaches or jaw clenching from TMJ (Temporomandibular) disorder resulting in pain (temples, ear or neck) – Botox is proven to be a safe and effective treatment.   Dr. David Yew is an expert in using  Botox to treat both the masseter and temporalis muscles to relieve jaw clenching and headaches.  Effects are seen within 3-7 days and can last 4-6 months.  (In our experience – 100% of our patients have shown improvement if they have tenderness to palpation of the TMJ muscles during the clinical assessment.  Please note:  the causes of headaches are numerous and should be first evaluated by your regular physician to rule out any serious brain conditions.)

Most patients with migraines do not get full relief of their headaches.  Part of the reason is because the neurologists who administer Botox in the temples may not be trained to inject in the jaw muscles.  Conversely – dentists and aesthetic injectors may know how to inject the jaw muscles but are not skilled at injecting in the temples.  As a specialist – Dr Yew is proficient in injecting both migraine and TMJ areas to give maximum pain relief.


Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of chronic migraines and is safely injected into specific muscles of the head and neck known as “trigger points” (where the pain originates.) When these muscles are relaxed –  it stops the transmission of pain to the brain.  Over time with repeated treatments – the amount of Botox necessary for relief is decreased due to the reduction in the size of the muscles.



Extensive clinical research confirms the safety and efficacy of Botox injections for migraines. One study, published in the Journal of Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management –  found that 70% of patients experienced  “reduction in the frequency of headache days.”  Another study found that Botox “not only reduces headache days but also leads to improvement in functioning and quality of life.”  Furthermore, the treatment is “safe and well-tolerated in the long term with no morbidity.” 

What is TMJ?

TMJ Disorders refer to pain and headaches associated with dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint is located on both sides of your head, where the skull and jaw meet. The joint is involved in talking, eating, swallowing, clenching and grinding.  TMJ Disorders occur when the temporomandibular joint becomes eroded from overuse and aging.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders include:


Botox for TMJ involves injections administered in different facial muscles, such as the jaw, temples, or forehead. Botox improves TMJ symptoms by relaxing the muscles responsible for jaw spasms, tension, or chronic pain associated with TMJ disorders.


Extensive clinical research has shown the safety and efficacy of Botox injections for TMJ disorders.  One study found that “91% of patients reported less pain associated with TMJ disorders in patients who do not respond to conservative treatment methods.”

A study published in [The Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery] found Botox leads to a “significant decrease of pain and less muscle tenderness while improving the patient’s  psychological state.”


If you suffer from TMJ or chronic migraines – then contact us for a free consultation and evaluation to see if you are a candidate for Botox treatments.    Dr. David Yew and his experienced team at Aesthetics Hawaii have the highest patient satisfaction (97%) rate and the best safety record in Hawaii. Schedule a consultation by filling out the form below or calling (808) 633-8585 today. 

TMJ Videos

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What is TMJ?

TMJ is a joint. TMD is when you feel pain and discomfort in the TMJ. Dr. Yew explains TMD and how Botox can help alleviate the pain and discomfort involved.

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Cosmetic Appeal With Botox for TMJ

Place your fingers where your TMJ is and clench your jaw. If the area bulges out 3 fingers or more, Botox treatment may be able to help minimize it.

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Asymmestry in Aesthetics

We are born asymmetrical, and Dr. Yew honors asymmetry in aesthetics. Watch as he shows you what people would look like if they were symmetrical.

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“OnabotulinumtoxinA for chronic migraine: a critical appraisal.” Gooriah, et. Al. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 2015. LINK.

“Sustained OnabotulinumtoxinA A therapeutic benefits in patients with chronic migraine over 3 years of treatment.” Vikelis M, et. Al. Journal of Headache Pain. 2018. LINK.

“Type A Botulinum Toxin in The Treatment of Chronic Facial Pain Associated with Masticatory Hyperactivity.” von Lindern JJ, et. Al. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2003 LINK.

“[Botulinum toxin A: analgesic treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders].´ Denglehem C, et. Al. Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2012. LINK.


**Results may vary from person to person. Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results.

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