8 Areas that can be treated with Botulinum Toxin

Did you know that there are multiple places we can treat with botulinum toxin other than the upper face.

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The most popular areas to treat are the forehead, frown and crows feet lines, but there is so much more we can do with botulinum toxin injections to help balance and restore harmony to the face as well as treat conditions like excessive sweating, migraines and teeth grinding.

Do you know all the places that can be treated?

#1 – Armpits

Botulinum injections in the armpits can reduce sweat gland activity resulting in a lessening of body odour and damp patches but not rendering the area bone dry. The boy will still sweat in other places, just not the armpits. The treatment lasts about 3-5 months and patients get best results in the warmer months.

#2 – The Neck

This treatment is often called a Nefertiti Lift named after the Eqyptian Queen Nefertiti whose well defined jawline and long neck were admired. Injections into the platysma muscle that runs down the length of the neck results in tightening and smoothing out of wrinkles and fine lines. It can also help with restoring definition to the jawline.

#3 – The Jaw

Injections into the masseter muscle, a powerful muscle involved in chewing, clenching and grinding can help improve many concerns. It can help alleviate jaw pain from tooth grinding and clenching but also has the desired effect of slimming the jaw line for those wanting a more feminine jawline.

#4 – Corners of the Mouth

Botulinum toxin can be injected into the depressors of the mouth to treat down turned corners. Often advertised as Downturned Smile Treatment. This treatment results in an elevation of the corners of the mouth producing a more neutral resting expression rather than a previous negative expression.

#5 – The Chin

As we age, the muscles in the chin, known as the mentalis muscles become overactive. They begin to create a dimpled and puckered appearance. Botulinum toxin injections here can relax this muscle thereby smoothing and reducing the overall dimpled effect.

#6 – Gummy Smile

A gummy smile occurs when overactive facial muscles around the nose and mouth pull the top lip upwards and expose the gums underneath. For those who are not happy with the appearance of excess gums showing when smiling, botulinum toxin can be used to relax the muscles, causing the top lip to lower, hiding or reducing the visibility of the gums.

#7 – The Nose

Lines on the sides of the nose caused when smiling or scrunching the nose are called Bunny Lines. These can become quite deep in those who are overly expressive when talking. These can be treated with botulinum toxin to reduce their appearance and lift the eye area.

#8 – The Lips

Botulinum toxin injections can be used in a couple of places around the lips. They can be used to relax the upper lip muscle, near to the lip border, to relax and ‘flip’ the lip to make more of the upper lip visible. This creates a fuller, plumper but natural appearing upper lip.

Secondly, they can used to reduce the appearance of vertical lines extending from the upper lip towards the nose. These lines best know as ‘Smoker’s Lines’ are common in people who pucker and purse their lips a lot. The muscle involved in this action can be relaxed to reduce the appearance of these lines.

Botulinum injections can be used in a variety of places and although are most commonly known as anti -wrinkle injections they can provide so many other desired effects.

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