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What Else Can Botox® & Dysport® Do?

June 5, 2019

As most people know, Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are highly effective for smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. Especially in several “classic” parts of the face – the forehead, the glabellar lines between the eyebrows, and the crow’s feet around the eyes. But are there other parts of the face that can benefit from Botox® Cosmetic injections?

As a matter of fact, there are several.

We call these “off-label” or “boutique” areas of the face. They are…

Under The Eyes

Dysport and Botox® injections can be very effective for fine lines and wrinkles directly underneath the eyes.


Injecting Botox® or Dysport into the masseter muscle slims the jawline. It also relieves jaw tension and pain by relaxing the contributing muscle. This is why Dysport and Botox® for TMJ or teeth grinding is highly effective.

Platysmal Bands on the Neck

Neck platysmal banding or vertical neck bands are one of the earliest signs of aging. They’re especially problematic for women.

Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport for platysmal bands on the neck is very effective. The injections relax these vertical bands for a smoother looking neck.

Gummy Smile

Feeling a bit self-conscious about a gummy smile? The effectiveness of Dysport or Botox® for a gummy smile has many grinning ear to ear. Injections relax the upper lip. This makes it a little longer so it comes down over the teeth for a more balanced smile.

Depressor Anguli Oris (also known as DAO)

Does that “upside down” smile have you looking sad, pained, or angry even when you’re not? Injecting small amounts of Dysport or Botox® into the corners of the mouth will weaken the muscle just enough to prevent it from pulling down on the corners of your mouth. This subtly turns the sides of the mouth up; diminishing that “mean” look.

Looking for Pittsburgh Botox®?

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, or traveling to our city, and you’d like a consultation regarding our Pittsburgh Botox® and Dysport treatments, let’s talk! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong today to find out if any of these off-label areas injections could benefit you. Contact Us today.

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