Neurotoxins: How Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Can Benefit You

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Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

When you think of Botox, you probably imagine injections that turn the clock back on the skin by reducing or erasing lines and wrinkles. Most people associate Botox with forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, but it can be used for many other purposes! It can be used to correct an uneven smile, smoothen wrinkles on your nose, and even treat jaw pain from over clenching.

Botox is one of the many neurotoxins available, with the others being Xeomin and Dysport. They’re wonderful at slowing the progression of signs of aging with each treatment since it helps muscles remain relaxed, preventing them from creating new wrinkles. Here are the different benefits that these neurotoxins can give you:

1. It Smoothens Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are vertical frown lines located above the nose, typically appearing when you squint or scowl. These expressions can deepen to become prominent wrinkles carved into your forehead if you make these expressions often enough. However, getting a neurotoxin injection can eliminate these creases over time, giving you a smoother forehead.

2. It Decreases Chin Dimpling

A few neurotoxin injections in your chin area can decrease or even eliminate chin dimpling, forcing the muscle here to relax. As a result, it smooths out the dimpling.

3. It Helps Your Neck Look Younger

As we age, the neckbands at the front and sides of our neck become more noticeable due to increased use. They tend to get more prominent over the years. Coupled with loose, lax skin, this can result in a neck that looks quite old.

Fortunately, you can make these neckbands look less prominent through neurotoxin injections, giving you a smoother, younger neck. The results last four to six months, and you can quickly go in for another injection to touch it up.

4. It Can Fix Gummy Smiles

Gummy smiles are smiles that show your gums along with your teeth. Some people feel self-conscious about this. Luckily, getting a well-placed neurotoxin shot can fix it by relaxing overactive muscles that pull the upper lip, revealing the gums when smiling.

5. It Can Make Your Lip Look Fuller

If you’d like to add a little more volume to your lips without resorting to a lip filler, you can rely on a small amount of a neurotoxin injection. It relaxes the muscle to display more of the wet border, making your upper lip look fuller. The result lasts from two to three months. You can combine it with lip filler until you achieve your desired look for a more permanent result.

6. It Can Give You a Narrower Jawline

Some people have square-shaped jawlines due to strong masseter muscles. Sometimes, this can result in a wider bulging jawline. If you’d like to make your jawline narrower and smoother, injecting a neurotoxin into your masseter muscle will relax it and make it smaller. It can also help prevent you from clenching or grinding your teeth at night, which often leads to headaches.

7. It Reverses Sad Smiles

Sad smiles occur when the muscles that connect your mandible to the corners of your mouth start to pull, which comes with age. They lose elasticity, giving you a ‘sad smile’ even when you aren’t feeling down in the dumps at all. The great news is that a few units of neurotoxin injections will relax these muscles and restore your beautiful, happy smile!


Neurotoxin injections are helpful for much more than smoothening forehead lines. They can rewind the clock on other areas of your body, helping you look and feel younger with just a few shots. If you have a problem area you’d like to treat, there’s a big chance that Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin can fix it!

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Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Medical Director

About Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Anne Marie Ponce de Leon MD is a proud native Houstonian. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University with a double major in Biology and History. For medical school, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (recently renamed McGovern Medical School). She began her family practice training at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, MA, but subsequently returned to Houston where she completed her residency at the Memorial Southwest Family Practice Program.

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