by Cindy Phan
We all know and love Botox for its ability to temporarily improve fine lines and wrinkles. However, there are some other sneaky ways to use Botox that may surprise you.
We’ve cultivated a list of 7 ways to use Botox you’ll want to try at your next appointment:
- TMJ + Jawline Slimming
Did you know that your masseter muscle can become enlarged over time from constant teeth grinding? Similar to any other muscle in the body, when that muscle is being overused, it gets bigger. By injecting Botox into the masseter muscle, you are able to reduce teeth grinding and overuse of the muscle. This allows the muscle to go back to its normal size which results in a slimmer face. Don’t worry, you will still be able to chew!
- Alleviate Migraines
If you suffer from migraines and nothing else seems to work, Botox may be a great option to consider. During your appointment, you will consult with your provider and they will assess to see if Botox could be an option for you and recommend the necessary units you’ll need. Bonus side effect: A smoother forehead!
- Brow Lift
If the idea of a permanent brow lift is too much commitment for you, consider a more subtle, temporary brow lift with Botox! Botox injected in the forehead and the tail of the eyebrows to result in a natural lift by relaxing the muscles. The amount of lift you will get depends on several factors such as age and how strong your muscle is. Your provider can examine and determine if you’re a good candidate for a Botox brow lift.
- Nose Lift
If you’re looking for a temporary lift of the nose, Botox may be an option for you. Botox helps lift the nose by relaxing the muscle that pulls the nose downward. This in turn, lifts the tip of your nose!
- Lip Flip
If you wanted your lips to appear a bit bigger but weren’t ready to commit to filler just yet, a Botox lip flip may be for you. About 4 units of Botox is used above the lip to “flip” it upward, resulting in the appearance of a slightly more prominent upper lip.
- Neck Bands
As we get older, the bands in our neck can become more noticeable. With the help of Botox, you can actually relax those muscles and achieve a more youthful appearance of the neck!
- Reduce Underarm Sweat
Excessive underarm sweating can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. If antiperspirants seem to not work as much as you’d hope it too, consider Botox to help reduce sweat under your arms and save your t-shirts.
As you have just read, Botox surprisingly has quite a few other uses besides improving lines. As with all other things, make sure to do your own research and consult with your provider to ensure that Botox would be an option for you.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our providers today by calling 949-287-6668.