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Where Can Botox® Be Used?

Botox® is a neurotoxin that is commonly used for cosmetic treatment to reduce forehead wrinkles as well as frown lines, but can also be used in other less known areas of the face “off label”. The substance can additionally be used to treat a wide range of other issues in the body such as hyperhidrosis, migraines, and TMJ.


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Botox® Overview 

Botox® is an FDA-approved substance and has been since 1989. The name of the neurotoxin is a shortened term for botulinum toxin. The substance can provide numerous benefits for the body beyond reducing the signs of frown lines. Botox® is fast working and patients notice a significant change in just days. 

6 Areas Botox® Can Be Used

There are many ways that Botox® can be used to improve the look and function of the body. From forehead lines to reducing excessive levels of sweat and even preventing migraines, countless patients can benefit from this treatment. 

1. Forehead Lines

As we age, forehead lines become more apparent over time. These lines become deeper and more noticeable. Botox® can be used to reduce the lines and ensure that they are less apparent. 

2. Crow’s Feet

Botox® can be used to minimize the signs of crow’s feet. This is the term used to describe fine lines and wrinkles that develop around the corners of your eyes. There are two types: dynamic and static. Botox® can be used to reduce both types. 

3. Frown Lines

Frown lines are caused by aging and are one of the most noticeable signs of age. As you age, your skin loses its elasticity, causing the lines that appear as you frown to become more permanent over time. Frown lines can appear between the eyebrows or higher on the forehead. 

4. DAO

The depressor anguli oris pulls down the corners of the mouth, increasing lines at the corners of the mouth. Restricting the activity of this muscle helps turn the corners of your mouth upward, and smooth out lines and creases around the mouth area.

5. Chin

Muscles in the chin can cause the skin to bunch and wrinkle, leading to an “orange peel” appearance. Calming the activity of these muscles keeps them from contracting the chin area and prevents the skin from being pulled into these wrinkles. 

6. Upper Lip

For some people, a thin upper lip or one that raises to expose too much of the upper teeth and gums can be a source of self-consciousness. Treatment can create a “lip flip” for fullness, as well as prevent the upper lip from moving as much for those with a “gummy smile”, allowing you to speak and smile normally without overexposure of the gum line.

7. Jawline and neck

With so many muscles in the neck and skin so thin, neck lines can appear over time. By treating areas of the neck and jawline where overly active or tight muscles distort the skin, the appearance of wrinkles and fibrous bands can be reduced. 

8. Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes people to sweat excessively. Typically, this is not related to heat or exercise and can occur at any time. Sweating can be severe and may soak through your clothes. Botox® can be used to treat this issue and help patients avoid embarrassment. That said, at FACE we prefer the permanent nature of MiraDry treatments. 

9. Migraines

In July 2010, Botox® was licensed for use on patients suffering from chronic migraines. If you constantly find yourself suffering from debilitating migraines Botox® could provide you with the relief you need. 

10. TMJ 

TMJ (temporomandibular jaw disorder) is a condition that causes people to feel a significant level of discomfort in their jaw. Botox® treatment can provide patients with significant levels of relief. 

Am I a Candidate for Botox®?

Botox® may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Many people begin using Botox® in their twenties to stop wrinkles from developing, rather than turning back the clock once they begin to show. One of our Nurse Injectors at FACE will discuss how Botox® could help you and what medical conditions it might be suitable for that you are experiencing. 

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To learn more about Botox- and if it’s right for you – schedule an appointment by visiting FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness online or calling 1 (248) 663-0161.

FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness is a multi award-winning beauty and wellness clinic, founded by skin expert Holly Cutler, also known as The Skin Saint

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