Botox: The Surprising Ways You Can Use It

Botox: The Surprising Ways You Can Use It

Botox. Uttering this word evokes fear in even the most stubborn wrinkle, and rightly so. Seriously speaking though, Botox, a treatment derived from the deadly toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, is better known for smoothing facial wrinkles and creating flawless and youthful appearing skin. 

What most people don’t know is that Botox can be used for treatments beyond just fine lines and wrinkles. Let’s take a look at the different Botox uses, the conditions it treats, and other FDA-approved uses. All of these treatments are available at Artisan Beauté

Jaw Slimming

As we age, our jawline loses much of its definition, no thanks to a variety of factors including a lifetime of chewing, teeth grinding, and of course, aging. 

Your jawline’s fine chiseled looks can be restored, however, with Botox injections to your masseter muscle. This muscle pops out a bit whenever you clench your jaw. Botox will help the muscle relax, and may even reduce pain and discomfort caused by nightly teeth grinding.

From a purely cosmetic point of view, Botox will help slim down the muscle and create a softer jawline. 

Lip Flip

If you feel like you’re losing a lot of volume in your lips, then a lip flip may help you counteract this. Botox can help make your lips look fuller without the need for lip fillers or augmentation. A lip flip is also a way to create more volume in your lips without lip injections. 

Like other Botox injection uses, lip flip is nonsurgical. During the procedure, an Artisan Beauté provider injects Botox into the corners of your mouth, also known as oral commissures, and the edges of your lips, or vermillion border.

What Botox does is it relaxes the muscles around the upper lip, making it look fuller than normal. Because the effects of Botox eventually wear off, you might want to pair your lip flip with a lip filler procedure.

Gummy Smile

Say hello to the perfect smile! Although smiling is our #1 recommended way for instant beauty, it may also thin out your lips over time. A thin upper lip may result in a gummy smile, or when the gum line is more visible than you’re comfortable showing to other people.

While a lip flip will surely help, Botox used on a gummy smile focuses more on the upper lip. Botox helps your upper lip relax so that when you smile, less of your gums show and more teeth fill the gap.

Migraine Relief

Did you know that the FDA approved the use of Botox to treat chronic migraine in 2010? Botox uses are growing in number, and one of the first is to help people who experience at least 15 migraines every month.

How exactly does Botox help treat migraines? When you get a migraine, your body releases neurotransmitters associated with pain. Botox, a neuromodulator, interferes with the movement of these substances, thereby reducing pain.

Of course, this is only one in a suite of treatment options for chronic migraines. But it sure is a nice little bonus for those seeking treatment for facial wrinkles.

At Artisan Beauté, our talented team of professionals can help you achieve a better you with Botox injections to treat fine lines and wrinkles or various other treatments. We will work with you to meet your specific needs, helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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