If you are a fan of cosmetic surgery or any cosmetic procedure that promises to improve one’s appearance easily and safely, you may be familiar with some less invasive procedures that use Botox. Injecting Botulinum toxin in different parts of the face, forehead, and neck is used to hide fine lines and wrinkles to become fresher and younger-looking. But do you know that you can also use Botox around the mouth? Let’s find out what the effects of Botox can be on your smile.
Botox: Effects on the mouth area
Cosmetic surgeons and doctors use Botox on the lips and sides of the mouth. It may not be too often that they use that, but because the possibilities of improving our looks are now limitless, it can certainly be done.
Botox around mouth. Injecting the cosmetic form of this chemical around the mouth minimizes the visible downward lines our face creates when we rest, gaining the name ‘marionette lines’. It also can elevate the corners of your mouth to smoothen the skin and diminish wrinkles.
Botox on the lips. Botox is known to have a relaxing effect on the muscles, making the skin taut and a bit plump. When you let your doctor introduce Botox to your lips, it curls up and gives you plumper-looking lips. This is also called a Botox lip flip. It also removes the fine lines on the lips. But the effect is minimal than you would expect and it is not permanent. The effects of this nonsurgical procedure disappear in a few months. If you really want to make your lips bigger, you can combine your Botox injection with a lip filler, typically a hyaluronic acid injection.
You can also use Botox to correct your gummy smile. A gummy smile is when you show off your gums whenever you smile because you have thin lips. Injecting Botox on your upper lip can plump it up and cover the gums.
Improving the way you look using surgical or nonsurgical procedures is not a crime and should not be discriminated, as long as it is in moderation. You should consult your trusted cosmetic specialist so you can be better guided on what improvements are needed and what procedures are too much and unnecessary.