Botox in lips: why not (or yes)?

It’s a common misconception: people who want full lips immediately think of injecting botox. But did you know that for extra volume you should not go for botox, but for fillers? Both treatments serve a different purpose! Yet botox can be used effectively in the area around the lips. I’d like to tell you how.

No botox in lips

To understand why botox cannot be injected into lips, it is important to understand how it works. Botox is a muscle relaxant that causes wrinkles to soften or even disappear. Therefore, the applications of botox are endless in places where an even and smooth result is desired, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, or eyebrow lifts. But full lips? You won’t get them. Botox may have many qualities; giving volume is not one of them! Fortunately, we have lip fillers for that: these injectable, body-derived substances ensure that your lips get the shape and volume you want. 

Well botox around lips

Although botox in the lips themselves is out of the question, it is not uncommon for botox to be used in the area around the mouth. For example, botox can be used to reduce the tension in the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth downward. Tense muscles around the mouth can also make your lips look asymmetrical, a problem that can also be remedied with botox. And did you know that botox can also make a difference for a gummy smile? The muscles that pull the upper lip up relax, making gums less visible.

Always a customized treatment

Botox, fillers, muscle relaxers and injections… Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about which treatment you need. During an intake interview, we discuss your wishes and goals, whether it’s to dot the i’s and cross the t’s, or an insecurity that has been bothering you for years. Together we draw up a personal treatment plan that suits you, to ensure a natural result. If that does not make you shine! 

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