Little Known Ways Botox Can Enhance Your Appearance


Many people know that Botox can help minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines, however, it also is used to treat other problems such as migraine headaches and excessive sweating. In addition, Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is considered very safe, however, the injections need to be administered by an experienced medical professional. Here are some little known ways botulinum toxin injections can enhance your appearance. 

Enhance Your Smile

If too much gum tissue is exposed when you smile, you probably have what is known as a "gummy smile." While a procedure known as lip repositioning can minimize the appearance of excessive gum tissue, it may not be appropriate for you. Instead, consider Botox injections. They may be more cost-effective than oral surgery, and there is virtually no downtime after getting the injections.

Botulinum toxin injections help relax your upper lip so that more of it covers your gums. While the effects of botulinum injections are not permanent, they can last for months. Another potential added benefit that you may enjoy after getting botulinum toxin injections for your gummy smile is that it may help your top lip look plumper. This is a desirable effect for those who feel their lips could use more volume. 

Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is a type of acne that causes cyst-like painful growths on the face. They are very red, swollen, and may contain pus. Treatment often involves taking strong antibiotics that can cause side effects such as nausea and stomach pain. Injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin around the cystic areas can slow down the production of oil, or sebum. When oil production is slowed, cystic acne symptoms improve.

The minute amounts of Botox used to treat cystic acne does not impair facial movement. Immediately following botulinum injections, you may notice mild local swelling, however, this will quickly subside. You can also apply an ice pack to the affected area, which will help relieve the mild inflammation. If you have cystic acne that has been resistant to treatment, talk to your dermatologist to learn whether you might be a candidate for botulinum toxin injections. 

If you have a gummy smile or cystic acne, make an appointment with your dentist, dermatologist, or cosmetic surgeon to determine if botulinum injections are the right treatment option for you. Botox treatments are quick and easy, and you will enjoy the cosmetic results for many months.


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Turning Back the Clock

After my thirtieth birthday, I began to notice some unappealing signs of aging on my face. I started to see dark spots and fine lines. Because I wanted to turn back time, I researched non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help people look younger. I was immediately intrigued by microdermabrasion. I began getting microdermabrasion treatments regularly. After each treatment, my skin instantly looked smoother and more vibrant. Within a few weeks, the fine lines under my eyes and around my mouth became less noticeable. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most popular types of cosmetic treatments performed on patients today. Enjoy!