I’ve had Botox several times for my frown lines and I love the results. I didn’t realize that Botox could be used in other areas of the face, so I was surprised when my sister recently had Botox to help her stop grinding her teeth. She says that it also has made her face look slimmer! Could I have the treatment to slim my face even if I don’t grind my teeth?

Most commonly, Botox and similar products (such as Dysport and Jeuveau) are used to soften expression lines, such as frown lines, forehead creases, and crows feet. However, they can be used to improve our appearance in many other ways. We often perform the treatment that your sister had, to slim the jawline area–in patients who don’t grind their teeth–to create a softer and more feminine face shape. We can also use these products to lift and shape the eyebrows, soften “smoker’s lines” around the mouth, fix a gummy smile, make a bumpy chin look smoother, make the neck appear smoother and tighter, and more.