Botox Cosmetic is an injectable toxin that pairs perfectly with wrinkles. But did you know that the country’s most popular noninvasive cosmetic treatment can do so much more than simply smooth Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines? With powerful muscle relaxing capabilities, meticulously placed Botox injections can be put to a myriad of uses, some of which may be very surprising. Take a look at 10 amazing uses for botulinum toxin type A.
You probably already know that Botox does wonders for the fine lines and wrinkles that result from repetitive muscle movements. Just remember, while these dynamic wrinkles are typically seen on the face, they can also appear between the breasts, along your neck, and even the back of your hands.
Ease Lower Eyelid Wrinkles
As we get older, the skin and fatty tissue along the lower eyelid can begin to atrophy. This shrinkage causes fine lines under the eyes, creating ‘bags’ that make us look tired and unhealthy. Small injections of Botox can be used to smooth and tighten this under eye area, brightening your face.
Flatten Droopy Jowls
Jowls are made up of fat, soft tissue, and lax skin that collect along the jawline. This protruding tissue takes away from a sculpted, defined jawline. Botox Cosmetic will tighten and lift this tissue along the jawline, taking years off your appearance.
Provide Volume to Deflated cheeks
Aging means a decrease in skin elasticity and a loss of ligament support. Combined, these can contribute to flat, sunken cheeks. Botox injections will temporarily relax the muscles that pull the cheeks downward, naturally lifting the mid-face tissues. Your cheeks will look fresher and fuller for up to three months.
Reduce Calf Size
Calves that large and out of proportion with the overall physique can be a source of embarrassment. While this area is almost impossible to address with exercise, Botox can assist in sculpting your calves by softening the gastrocnemius muscle. Repeat Botox injections are needed every 8-12 months to keep the lower legs looking their best.
Not everyone is born with beautiful, pouty lips. Implants and soft tissue fillers are a good option for adding lip volume and shape. Botox Cosmetic can help bring on the perfect pout by relaxing the muscles around the mouth, the orbicularis oris, creating the illusion of a larger lip.
Minimize Neck Lines
When thinking about facial rejuvenation, many of us forget to consider our neck. The thin tissue below the chin can sag, develop vertical lines, bulges, and crepey tissue, all of which add unwanted years onto the appearance. Botox will relax the Platysmal muscle bands along the neck, while tightening the tissues, to create optimal, age-defying results.
Shape the Nose
Surgical rhinoplasty is a delicate surgery that involves a lengthy recovery. However, many people looking for mild to moderate changes can see a dramatic improvement with a nonsurgical rhinoplasty. In less than 15 minutes, Botox Cosmetic can lift and smooth the tissues along the nose, significantly improving the appearance without ever going ‘under the knife’.
Lift the Eyebrows
Botox smooths Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines by relaxing targeted muscles, thus lifting and softening the skin. Through this same method, your provider can use Botox to lift and shape your eyebrows. As the forehead muscles release, brows are elevated and the eyes will look more open and awake.
Create Feminine Shoulders
When tight, the shoulder, or deltoid muscles, can cause your back to look bulky and hunched. Botox, a muscle relaxer, can be injected between the shoulder blades to temporarily soften the deltoids. Once the shoulder muscles relax, the back will look slimmer, softer, and more feminine.
Soften a Square Jaw
Round faces, heart-shaped faces, oval faces – everyone looks a little different. Those with a tight masseter muscle may notice a more square-shaped jawline. Botox can be used to temporarily ease up this bulky musculature, giving the face a softer, more feminine appearance.
Lift Droopy eyelids
As the muscles on the forehead lose their youthful tautness, the forehead can sink downward, ultimately causing the eyelids to droop. Botox works wonders as it relaxes the muscles around the eye, naturally lifting the forehead. With the drooping lids gone, your eyes can shine.
Migraines, strabismus, neck spasms, and bladder dysfunction; the list of uses for Botox Cosmetic goes on and on. Hopefully, you will never need Botox to do all of these things. However, if you are looking for a noninvasive treatment for Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines, forehead creases, or to put an end to excess sweating (hyperhidrosis), this tiny injectable could be the right treatment for you. Call Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at 281.407.9549 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about Botox Cosmetic and to set up a free consultation.