Wrinkles and sagging skin can give us an unhappy or tired outward appearance that doesn’t match our personality. When it comes to addressing wrinkles on the face caused by hyperactive muscles pulling on the skin, the cosmetic brand that springs to mind for many people is BOTOX®. Women and men alike have chosen this neuromodulator for many years, as it’s known for its ability to relax overworked facial muscles by preventing chemical signals from reaching their destination and causing contractions. By softening wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead, like crow’s feet and “elevens” between the brows, BOTOX® gives patients a much more awake, friendly, and smooth facial appearance. The injectable, however, isn’t just for wrinkles. It is now widely used for treating other areas of the face, including the lips, as with a “BOTOX® lip flip” at Mt. Vernon’s Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois. This option has emerged in beauty circles in recent years, as the neurotoxin is being applied in an innovative treatment for augmenting the lips. Here are some of the benefits of this technique:
Enhancing Your Lip Shape
Plenty of people are self-conscious about having naturally thinner lips, or at least wish they could tweak their appearance in some way. BOTOX® allows you to alter the appearance of your upper lip without having to use other treatments like fillers.
Instead of adding volume, this strategy relieves some of the tension in the muscles above the upper lip so that the lip can unfurl slightly and look more defined and fuller as a result. This is a great choice for people who want to make a subtle change without making their lips significantly bigger.
Improving Gummy Smiles
A “gummy smile” refers to a smile that shows too much of your gumline. By relaxing the hyperactive muscles in this area, your top lip rolls upward instead of disappearing when you’re smiling.
Smoothing Lip Lines
Vertical lip lines between the mouth and nose are one of the most obvious signs of aging. They occur due to excessive muscle motion when you’re pursing your lips. BOTOX® minimizes these lines by relaxing the muscles, just as it does on the forehead.
If you’re curious about what else BOTOX® can be used for at Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois, our team would be happy to discuss it with you. Give us a call at 618.244.0031 or contact us online if you’d like to request a consultation.