5 Surprising Uses for Botox
Much more than simply a wrinkle freezer, these days, the injectable is being used for a bunch of shocking things. (Breast lift, anyone?)
Gummy smile (not FDA approved)A "gummy" smile, one that's characterized by a smile that shows too much of the gums, usually results from "excessive lip elevation" when the upper lip rises too far above the upper teeth when smiling. Injecting Botox into the upper lip weakens the upper lip's retractor muscles so that it won't raise as high and your smile will seem better-balanced.
Details: Can be done in about five minutes. Usually lasts for four to six months. Costs range from $200-$300.
Scoop: On his website, Dr. Aharonov, a cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills says, "This technique is not for the novice Botox injector. Too much, and your lip wont raise enough, too little and you will need more, or if injected asymmetrically, you might have a funny asymmetrical smile."
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