What Else Can BOTOX® Do?
People worldwide have benefited from of BOTOX® to look and feel younger. The FDA-approved injectable is an excellent treatment for forehead and brow wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other dynamic wrinkles caused by smiling, laughing, and squinting. Its on-label applications are well-documented, with millions of treatments administered.
But what about off-label? These applications are how your injector may use the product outside its FDA approval to deliver exceptional results. Here are some possible BOTOX® uses you might want to discuss with your provider.
Minimize Neck Cords
Vertical lines can be challenging to hide as you age – and these days, most people are aware of how they look from every angle, due to selfies and video calls. BOTOX® and a chemically similar neuromodulator product called Dysport can fade the appearance of neck cords and help prevent further lines from forming, so you won’t have to worry about covering up.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Lisa Donofrio can perform this procedure in her Madison, CT, office. The benefits last several months and may help you delay or skip a more invasive cosmetic surgery like a facelift or neck lift.
Address Aging Lips
Aged lips can look thin and have a more noticeable distance between the bottom of your nose and the top of your upper lip. Combining dermal fillers to enhance lip volume and BOTOX® to slightly elevate your upper lip can achieve a beautiful effect.
Dr. Donofrio can also use BOTOX® to minimize the look of smile lines and vertical lip lines.
Facial Sculpting and Jaw Reduction
BOTOX® not only softens wrinkles, but can also indirectly lift facial skin and help sculpt facial contours. A jaw reduction is the most common facial sculpting application for BOTOX®. Some of our patients complain their face looks too wide due to prominent jaw muscles. Injecting BOTOX® along the jawline can narrow your facial contours and define your jaw.
Other Approved Applications
BOTOX® has also received FDA approval for other medical concerns, including:
- An overactive bladder
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Crossed eyes
- Muscle spasms