On April 15th, 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines. Since then, Botox has become a household name and one of the most requested cosmetic treatments on the planet. However, Botox offers much more than just smoothing frown lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic lines on the face. There are many other cosmetic benefits that can be achieved with Botox Cosmetic injections.
Botox is a neuromodulator, impacting the nerve signals to targeted muscles. When a muscle is relaxed with Botox injections, it can change the appearance of the skin and tissue on the face. Lines and wrinkles can smooth away, but other esthetic changes can be accomplished with the right techniques.
Face Slimming/Masseter Reduction
The masseter muscles are the large outer jaw muscles that are used for controlling the lower jaw. When the masseter muscles are pronounced in size, it can create a wide, round or square face due to the width of the jawline. To create a more tapered or feminine jawline, Botox injections can be used to relax the masseter muscles. Over a few months, the masseter muscles can shrink, creating a slimmer or heart-shaped face.
Nose Bunny Lines
Some people develop a horizontal line across the bridge of their nose, referred to as a bunny line. These lines can become etched, changing the appearance of the nose. Botox Cosmetic can temporarily erase bunny lines and smooth the bridge of the nose.
Gummy Smile Treatment
Do your upper gums show when you smile? A quick fix for a gummy smile is Botox treatment. Many people can minimize a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles in the upper lips, covering more of the gums when they smile.
Non-Surgical Brow Lift
The eyebrows tend to lose their arch and droop closer to the eyes with age. To create a more youthful brow arch, Botox injections can be used to reduce the downward pull of certain facial muscles on the eyebrows, giving them a little “lift.”
Botox Cosmetic has many esthetic benefits besides smoothing lines and wrinkles. If you are interested in learning more about Botox and the many other cosmetic treatments we offer, contact us at Arcadia Wellness Center. Our team can schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our Botox specialists at our clinic in Phoenix.