In the last twenty years, Botox has become a household name as an anti-aging treatment.

While it is most commonly injected in wrinkled areas on the upper face, there are additional body parts that can be treated with Botox.

Upon learning this, many women and men become curious about Botox’s other applications. In fact, it’s not uncommon for patients to ask: Can you use Botox around the mouth?

To find out the answer to this question and discover the benefits of a Botox lip flip, read on.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin made from the bacteria called Clostridium botulinum and has the ability to block nerve impulses, causing muscles to relax. 

Since its discovery in late 1800s, it has been used as a cosmetic and medical treatment for a variety of conditions ranging from dynamic wrinkles to strabismus (crossed eyes).

What Concerns Can Botox Address?

Botox is best known as an anti-aging injectable used to smooth unwanted wrinkles and expression lines. Some of the most common treatment areas include:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines

It can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis, chronic migraines, teeth grinding, and neck bands. 

Can You Use Botox Around the Mouth?

While we’ve just discussed some of the most popular uses for Botox, you may be wondering about some of its other applications and treatment areas. In fact, many patients want to know: Can you use Botox around the mouth?

The answer to this question is: Yes, you can!

Botox is often injected around the mouth to smooth wrinkles and lines, lift the outer corners of the mouth, conceal a gummy smile, and reshape and volumize lips.

What Is a Botox Lip Flip?

When applied as a series of injections to the muscle above the lip, Botox relaxes the muscle. This causes the upper lip to roll out and results in a plumper and shapelier appearance.

If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled and experienced injectors.