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Botox: It’s Not Just for Wrinkles!

Botox: It’s Not Just for Wrinkles!

We love Botox and Dysport injections, and we’re not ashamed to admit it!

You shouldn’t be, either. We love that injectables like Botox and Dysport smooth dynamic wrinkles and fine lines caused by repeated facial movement.

But we can't reduce Botox and Dysport to just wrinkle relaxers. They also slim the face, release muscle tension and more. 

Here’s everything you need to know.

LIP FLIP

The lip flip is one of our most requested procedures, as it creates a more pronounced, defined lip without adding volume. We inject a small amount of Botox into the orbicularis oris, the muscles around the mouth, to relax these muscles, slightly rolling the lip outward. The results are subtle but noticeable, relaxing the upper lip and enhancing the Cupid’s bow. If you’re looking for more definition in your lips but not necessarily more volume, this treatment is for you! If you want volume, we can do a lip flip in combination with other lip fillers — just ask your Skin Pharm provider about what options are the best fit for you.

ON THE BLOG: Botox for a Lip Flip: Where Is It Injected? >

GUMMY SMILE

Botox can also help the appearance of a "gummy" smile, or an excessive amount of gum visible under the upper lip. In the past, this was often treated by excessive orthodontic treatment or surgical procedures, but now we can simply inject Botox to relax the lip, giving you a more balanced, confident smile. Studies show that this non-invasive option provides visible results, especially for patients looking for a minimally-invasive solution. Again, talk with your Skin Pharm provider about the best treatment option for you, as additional lip fillers like Juvederm or Restylane could also help balance by adding fullness.

ON THE BLOG: All About Botox at Skin Pharm: Uses, Safety, Treatments + Side Effects >

MASSETER BOTOX

Masseter Botox — Botox that's injected along the jawline — can slim and define your jawline to enhance your face shape. We can combine this with fillers like Juvederm or Restylane for added balance and definition. Clench or grind your teeth? You’re in luck. This procedure relaxes the masseter muscle where we often hold tension. Our patients tell us that in addition to the defined jawline (which they love), they experience fewer headaches and less jaw pain, too. Talk to your Skin Pharm provider if you experience frequent headaches or jaw pain, as Botox may help alleviate these symptoms.

ON THE BLOG: Botox After Care: 8 Dos and Don’ts >

TRAPEZIUS BOTOX

When injected strategically into your trapezius muscles, Botox can relieve tension, reduce muscle pain and slim the neckline. It prevents you from holding tension in your traps, which helps you relax those muscles and improve your posture, too.

Remember, Botox and Dysport injections can take up to two weeks to fully take effect, so plan accordingly if you’re getting injections before an event.

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