4 Things You Didn’t Know Botox Can Be Used For

BOTOX treatment Bloomington, ILWhen you hear of botulinum toxin A, thoughts of botulism likely come to mind. And although botulinum toxin A is derived from the same debilitating bacteria that can cause botulism, it won’t do you any harm. As a purified form of the substance, botulinum toxin A is what injectables like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are comprised of. By temporarily relaxing the muscles in the face, these injectables can help soften fine lines and wrinkles and make you look more youthful. Although these injectables are primarily used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, they can be used for a variety of other cosmetic concerns. Read on to learn more.

Neck Bands

As you age, the skin on your neck starts to lose elasticity, making it kind of bunch up and create small neck bands. To help temporarily tighten these neck bands, we can use an injectable like Botox.

Dimpling Chin

A dimpling chin is typically caused when one of your jaw bones is larger than the other— creating an asymmetrical look in the process. Luckily, by getting an injectable like Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport, we can help reduce the dimpling appearance with just one set of injections.

Lift Corners of the Mouth

Have you noticed that when you are still that the corners of your mouth start to droop? Luckily, by targeting the individual muscles around your mouth, our doctors at Twin City Plastic Surgery can temporarily lift the corners of the mouth with one of these injectables.

Gummy Smile

Although we don’t specialize in this treatment here at our office, Botox can also be used to treat a gummy smile. By constricting your upper lips movement, Botox and other injectables prevent the amount of gum that is exposed when you smile.

Here at Twin City Plastic Surgery, we try to solve all of our patient’s cosmetic needs— a lot of which can be treated with a botulinum A derived injection. To learn more about these and other treatments, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today!

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