Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles and frown/worry lines. However, did you know that Botox can also be used for many other off-label cosmetic treatments? Botox has been FDA-approved for many cosmetic and medical treatments, but there are many other uses for neuromodulator injections beyond those listed by the FDA. Here are some aesthetic Botox procedures we offer at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery.
1. Gummy Smile
A gummy smile is when a person shows too much of their gums when they smile. Botox injections can relax the muscles that control this movement, resulting in a less gummy smile. The injections lower the upper lip to hide gums when smiling.
2. Jawline Contouring
Botox can be used to contour the jawline by injecting it into the masseter muscle. This muscle is responsible for chewing, and when it is overactive, it can cause the jawline to appear square. The jawline can be slimmed down by relaxing the muscles, enhancing the contour of the jawline for a more youthful or feminine appearance.
3. Bunny Lines
Bunny lines are the wrinkles that appear on the sides of the nose when a person smiles. Botox injections can smooth out these lines on the nasal walls.
4. Neck Bands
Botox can also be used to smooth out the bands that appear on the neck. These bands are caused by the platysma muscle, which can be relaxed with Botox injections. Botox can reduce the appearance of both vertical neck cords and horizontal lines on the neck for non-surgical neck rejuvenation.
5. Lip Flips
A lip flip is a cosmetic treatment that gives the appearance of a fuller upper lip. This is achieved by injecting Botox into the muscles that control the upper lip, causing it to flip upwards.
6. Chin Dimples
If you have dimples or an “orange peel” appearance on your chin, Botox injections can relax the muscles that cause these divots on your chin.
7. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Botox is one of the injectables that can be used in a liquid or non-surgical nose job or rhinoplasty. One of the most common uses of Botox for liquid nose jobs is a nasal tip lift. Botox can relax the muscles that pull the nasal tip into a droopy or hooked position, creating a more balanced nose appearance.
While these off-label cosmetic treatments for Botox injections are not FDA-approved, they have been found to be safe and effective in many cases. Botox treatments can be performed in about 15-20 minutes and require no downtime after the procedure. Botox results can last up to six months or longer, depending on the treatment. If you want to learn more about Botox injections for frown lines, fuller lips, facial contouring or neck rejuvenation, contact our team at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery. Call our clinic in Beverly Hills, CA, to schedule a Botox consultation.