If you’ve been searching the internet for ways to enhance your appearance, you’ve likely come across BOTOX multiple times. It has become quite popular in recent years to the point where it’s now one of the most sought-out treatments. Although BOTOX is well-known for relaxing wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance, it’s much more versatile than people give it credit for. That said, here are some surprising uses of BOTOX that can significantly boost your self-confidence and improve your quality of life.
Decrease Oil Production
Since BOTOX can curb oil production, it can reduce breakouts and help you manage your acne. Injecting tiny amounts of BOTOX into your skin can reduce oil production while still allowing you to have facial expressions. However, it’s still recommended that you seek dermatologist-prescribed treatment (i.e., spironolactone or birth control pills) first before resorting to BOTOX. The most effective and common area to be injected is in the forehead.
Soften Your Jawline and Chin
Did you know that grinding your teeth can make your jawline wider over time? When dermatologists inject BOTOX into the area, it can shrink the muscles and give you a narrower jawline. This can lead to other positive effects, like giving your cheeks a more lifted appearance and relieving pain and soreness from teeth grinding. Additionally, you can expect to enjoy your results for about a year!
It may surprise you to learn that BOTOX can also be effective against migraines. It helps block pain signals from being sent to the brain and relaxes the muscles in the head so they’re not as sensitive to pain. In these cases, a doctor would inject BOTOX into the forehead, temples, and scalp. Although it’s certainly effective, it should be a last-resort migraine treatment because it can cause patients to have fully frozen foreheads and dropped brows.
Smooth Your Neck
As we get older, neck muscles start to enlarge and protrude, resulting in the appearance of thick, tight cords. Since the muscles in the neck and the superficial muscles in the face are connected to one another, the neck can pull the rest of your facial features forward. Luckily, BOTOX can address this. When tiny amounts are injected into the muscles above and below wrinkle lines on the neck, it causes them to relax and make the skin look smoother. It gets rid of the cords and lifts the face, serving as a non-surgical facelift. It’s worth noting that BOTOX breaks down every three to four months, meaning repeat visits will be necessary.
As you can see, there are many ways BOTOX can be used to help you feel great about your body. If you’re interested in learning more, schedule a consultation with your dentist in Crown Point – they’ll be more than happy to help!
About the Practice
At Advanced Dental Concepts, we provide comprehensive, exceptional, individually tailored dental services that are guaranteed to exceed even your highest expectations. Our highly skilled and dedicated team will always go the extra mile to ensure you receive the best treatment possible. If you’re interested in learning more about BOTOX, visit our website or call (219) 663-6878 to schedule a consultation.