Whether or not you’ve welcomed Botox with wide open arms into your existence, you definitely know for a fact that it eliminates lines. But do you know that there are other unexpected uses of it, beyond just treating your wrinkles?

Taking on teeth grinding

While mouthguards protect teeth, Botox can be injected into your masseter muscle to eliminate headaches, teeth grinding, and lockjaw through relaxing the muscle that unconsciously creates such stress. 

To reshape your face

You thought fillers were the only answer? Think again. Botox can delicately shape the face — from raising your eyebrows, or lifting the edges of your mouth. It can also help adjust the shape of your nose without going under the knife through injecting Botox on the columella—the bridge of tissue that links the nasal tip to the nasal base—to make the tip of the nose flip up.

To reduce sweating

If you’re an excessive sweater, a phenomenon called hyperhidrosis, you can also turn to Botox. From your hands, to scalp, forehead, and even in the perineal or buttocks for sweating along the crease in your pants.

To tighten the neck

If your neck bands bother you, you can turn to Botox to eliminate them too. Be sure to go to an aesthetic doctor who’s had experience with this before of course.

To reduce ‘smokers’ lines’

Yes, fillers are commonly used for the lips but if you’re looking to just eliminate smoker’s lines, whether it’s actually from smoking or simply from your lips thinning because of aging.

To reduce an overly gummy smile

If your gums show a bit too much for your liking when you smile, you can rectify that by having a doctor inject Botox into your upper lip. This relaxes the muscles so that they do not contract as high, leaving you with a smile that shows less of your gums and more of your beautiful teeth!