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Botox™ Jaw Reduction NYC

Botox™ Related Questions

Q: I thought Botox was used only for cosmetic purposes but I heard that a friend's child has Botox for some muscular dystrophy condition. How can that be?

A: Botox relaxes muscular contraction and this helps relax the skin above the muscles so there is less "accordion" effect of the skin. Muscles that are spastic can be relaxed by Botox too.

Q: How can Botox give me a more angular jaw?

A: The Botox can relax the pulling down of the jowl that is created by the neck muscle to some extent. The platysma, when relaxed, can help leave the tissues along the jaw in place and give it a straighter line.

Q: I thought Botox was used only for cosmetic purposes but I heard that a friend's child has Botox for some muscular dystrophy condition. How can that be?

A: Botox relaxes muscular contraction and this helps relax the skin above the muscles so there is less “accordion” effect of the skin. Muscles that are spastic can be relaxed by Botox too.

Q: How does Botox make a better jaw?

A: Some people have a muscle imbalance that pulls down and makes the jaw line baggy. If Botox is injected in a conservative fashion in this off-label use, it can tighten up the soft tissue and give a neck line a better appearance.

Q: Lately, I can't seem to get Botox in my forehead without noticing my eyebrows falling down. I have been having Botox treatment since my early 30s and I'm now 41. Am I developing a reaction?

A: You're not becoming allergic. What probably is happening is that with time, our forehead muscles become loose and your muscle tone used to be good enough to hold the eyebrows up. As the brow creases are treated with Botox, this relaxes the forehead and the frontalis muscle won't be able to help lift up the eyebrows any longer during the effect of the Botox. Eventually, no more Botox can be given without risking such a relaxed forehead that the upper eyelids would droop with the forehead enough to cover some of the pupil and that would be the time that a brow lift would be needed.