Spring  NewsletterBotox is primarily known for smoothing wrinkles, but it can also help in other cosmetic and functional ways. Many of these Botox procedures eschew the need for invasive surgery by addressing issues that in the past could only be corrected using surgical procedures.

When women suffer from larger chewing muscles, called masseter muscles, their jawline and face appear to have a square look. Using Botox to perform a non-surgical jaw reduction transforms the jawline, adding a rounded, feminine look to the face. After giving injections to these muscles, they weaken and shrink. It may take at least six weeks to see the results.

A Nefertiti Lift is a form of non-surgical neck lift procedure involving Botox injections. When the jawline is being pulled down by platysma muscle contracture, the result is loose jaw and neck skin, jowls, a double chin, horizontal neck wrinkles, and vertical neck bands. Loosening the platysma muscles relaxes this pull, creating a nicely defined jawline and neck.

When too much of your upper gum area shows when you smile, the term for the condition is gummy smile. To reduce this, cosmetic surgeons inject small, precise amounts of Botox into the upper lip, relaxing it and bringing it down just enough to hide the gums.

Along with these cosmetic issues, Botox can also be used for many functional body issues. Botox injections can reduce the occurrence of frequent migraines, correct the muscle responsible for lazy eye, and treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), neck spasms, and eyelid twitches.

To learn more about the numerous benefits of Botox, speak with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Yoash Enzer is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon serving the Providence area. To set up a consultation, contact our office.