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Unique Applications of Botox

Botox is most well known as a treatment to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. However, Botox has many applications. Below are the additional applications for Botox.

A Botox Lip Flip is designed to enhance the appearance of the upper lip. The procedure involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the corners of the mouth and the vermillion or edges of the upper. This relaxes the muscles around the upper lip to enhance the shape and contour of the upper lip. You may want a lip flip if you desire a subtle enhancement of lip fullness, to correct a gummy smile, to reduce the appearance of smile lines and minimize vertical lip lines, to improve lip symmetry, and you do not want lip fillers. Results typically noticeable within a week, and last 3 to 6 months.

Masseter Botox is a procedure designed for both cosmetic and therapeutic applications. It involves injections of Botox into the masseter muscle, which is responsible for chewing and is located at the angle of the jaw. This procedure treats conditions caused by tight masseter muscles including teeth grinding, clenching, jaw pain and headaches. Cosmetic applications include treatment of a prominent or hypertrophic masseter muscle which can give the face a wider or more square appearance. Injections can reduce the size of the muscle leading to a more tapered and aesthetically pleasing jawline. Where there is asymmetry of the jaw muscles, Botox can be used to balance the size of the masseter muscles, to achieve a more symmetrical facial appearance. Effects typically become noticeable within a week after the procedure, and last 3 to 6 months. Treatment does not affect the ability to chew or eat.

“Trap Botox” or “TrapTox” refers to the application of botulinum toxin injections into the trapezius muscle, a large muscle that extends from the back of the neck and shoulders to the spine. This procedure is gaining popularity for both therapeutic and aesthetic reasons. It can be used to treat pain and discomfort from tight muscles due to stress and prolonged sitting and computer use; to reduce tension headaches and migraines; and to slim the appearance of the shoulders and provide a more elongated and elegant neck. Discomfort is minimal and results last 3 to 6 months.

The Nefertiti Lift is a non-surgical procedure designed to reverse signs of aging in the jawline, lower face, and neck. It specifically addresses the skin laxity and sagging that can occur as part of the aging process. A series of Botox injections are administered along the lower jawline and into the neck area’s muscle, targeting the platysma and sometimes the depressor muscles of the lower face. Treatment relaxes the downward pull of these muscles creating a more well-defined jawline and lifting effect for a smoother and more youthful neck. It can also treat lower face lines, smooth a dimpled chin, reduce folds and sagging in the lower face, restore symmetry to the lower face, jaw and neck, and remove neck lines that contribute to the “turkey neck” appearance. Effects typically become noticeable within a week after the procedure, and last 3 to 6 months.

Nose tip Botox is a cosmetic procedure that aims to reduce the drooping of the nose tip that can occur with smiling or animation, providing a more upturned appearance. Botox injections target the depressor septi nasi muscle, a muscle that contributes to the downward pull of the nose tip. It weakens the muscle resulting in a subtle elevation of the nose tip, which can enhance the nose’s appearance, and profile making it look more upturned and refined, particularly when smiling, and enhanced facial aesthetics. Effects typically become noticeable within a week after the procedure, and last 3 to 6 months.

DAO Botox refers to the injection of botulinum toxin into the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscle, which is responsible for pulling the corners of the mouth downward. By administering Botox to this muscle, the action of the DAO is weakened, which can help lift the corners of the mouth and contribute to a more positive resting facial expression. This treatment is often sought by individuals who feel that they have a naturally frowning or sad expression due to the downward pull of these muscles. The effects of DAO Botox can lead to a more youthful and cheerful appearance, with results typically lasting between 3 to 6 months.

Tech Neck Botox is a treatment designed to address the horizontal wrinkles and lines that form on the neck as a result of frequent looking down at devices like smartphones and laptops, a habit often referred to as “Tech Neck.” The procedure involves injecting botulinum toxin into the neck muscles, particularly the platysma, to relax the muscles that contribute to the formation of these lines. This relaxation can smooth out the skin, leading to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles resulting in more youthful neck contours. Tech Neck Botox is popular among individuals seeking to mitigate the signs of aging or strain caused by modern technology use. Results typically lasting between 3 to 6 months.

When you desire any of these special botulinum toxin procedures you need a master injector like cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Zeena Al-Dujaili at New Orleans Aesthetics. To discover how Dr. Zeena can help you overcome time and aging, schedule a consultation. During your consultation Dr. Zeena will listen to your concerns and perform a skin examination and make recommendations. She will review your medical history and determine whether you are a good candidate for these and other artistic Botox applications that can boost your self-image and appearance.


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  • https://www.verywellhealth.com/masseter-botox
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  • https://www.healthline.com/health/nefertiti-lift
  • Lorenc ZP, Corduff N, van Loghem J, Yoelin S. Creating Lift in the Lower Face With Botulinum Toxin A Treatment: An Anatomical Overview With Videos and Case Studies Illustrating Patient Evaluation and Treatment. Aesthet Surg J Open Forum. 2022 May 2;4:ojac034. doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojac034. PMID: 35912362; PMCID: PMC9336581.
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