As the figurative fountain of youth for many ageing men and women, Botox is a filler used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Although the product gained its cult following for its ability to slow down the development of fine lines, the company has close to 800 more patents for other potential uses for the drug. And while Botox is the first FDA approved neuromodulator for fine lines and wrinkles on the face, there are newer options that work just as well and are equally safe. These include Dysport, Xeomin, and, most recently, Juveau, also known as “Newtox.” From helping with migraines to upper limb spasticity, Botox injections can be used to help with an array of medical issues and conditions.
Soften the Jawline and Chin
As you age you lose definition in your jawline area, resulting in a square-shaped. While contouring with makeup can create the illusion of a slimmer jaw, there are more long-term solutions. Grinding your teeth is also a way to create the square shape! The constant clenching and grinding over the years increase the size of the muscles around the jawline. Botox can be injected into the lower cheeks on each side of the face to soften the effects of the muscles. This results in a more contoured lower look and a slimmer, more symmetric profile.
Get a Fuller Pout
In the lip flip procedure, we carefully inject small amounts of Botox into your upper lip.
As the muscle relaxes, the lip will curl upward, resulting in a fuller appearance. The lip flip gives your lips a subtle, but natural-looking feel. If you’re also trying to add volume and plumpness, try a lip filler injection. Both treatments can be done at the same appointment.
Say Bye to a Gummy Smile
If you hate your gummy smile, Botox may be your new best friend. Plumping the lip with filler can help with this issue. However, a better option may be a few units of Botox, injected into just the right spot along the upper lip. The toxin helps the muscles around the lips to relax so that when you smile, your gums will be covered, and more of your lips will show.
Upper Limb Spasticity
ULS is a disorder that causes your elbows, wrists, and fingers to become stiff or tight. However, with Botox injections, the muscles will become increasingly relaxed, causing more comfort to the surrounding joints.
If you suffer from horrible migraines that keep you in bed with the lights off, it might be time to consider Botox injections. Approved by the FDA, Botox for migraines is injected 31 times throughout 7 different parts of the head and neck in order to help reduce the symptoms of migraines. You will need to replenish your Botox every 3 months.
If you suffer from an excessive amount of underarm sweat and it doesn’t seem like deodorant ever fully does the trick, Botox might be the solution for you. Several injections of Botox will be given in the underarm area and will help to reduce excessive sweating in just 4 weeks. However, it does not cure sweating and will have to be done every 6-7 months.
If you want Botox to solve any of the issues listed above or simply want to reduce fine lines, Our founder Bita Z Farrell, M.D. is happy to answer your questions. Between her medical background, her artistic eye, and her holistic approach she will create results that are natural and refreshed. Simply contact us through our website today and we will get back to you!