Our 5 Favorite Areas to Treat With Botox

Upper Face Botox

Most people are familiar with the three “most treated” areas when it comes to neurotoxins in the upper face. These include: forehead, glabella (11 lines), and crow’s feet. They are the most common areas to receive botox because they are recognized and approved by the FDA. However, this doesn’t mean the other “off-label” areas of the face and body aren’t safe. We’re going to outline some of the most underrated, understated (and totally safe) areas that we love to treat!

Units: 25-64


To all of our teeth grinders and jaw clenchers–this one’s for you. The masseter muscles are located on each side of the jaw, and some of y’all have STRONG ones. Strong masseter muscles are caused by grinding and clenching your teeth, chewing, and genetics, all of which can cause a lot of discomfort. Teeth breaking/cracking, steep dental bills, jaw pain, and if you’ve dealt with it you’d do a lot to put it to an end. ENTER: Neurotoxins. We can weaken the masseter muscles with Botox, and help to alleviate the ache. This treatment has grown in popularity recently due to the theory that it can help to slim the face, which is theoretically true. With the appropriate anatomy and consistency of treatment, it absolutely could slim your jaw area. Even millimeters can make a huge difference! 

Units: 30-60

Nasalis/Bunny Lines

Grab a mirror or your front camera and scrunch your nose like a bunny. See those lines on either side of your nose? So cute, right? No? Those lines are created by the muscles we are treating when we recommend botox in your nasalis. Not only does it prevent deep lines from forming on either side of your nose, but it can also prevent deep horizontal lines between your brows. It can also have a slimming effect on the nose (yes).

Units: 4-8

Jelly Roll/Under Eye Smile Lines

We really love treatment nicknames in this industry, okay? This is an under eye botox treatment to relax the smallest of muscles below the eye to help mitigate fine lines and a “roll” from forming when you smile/express. Not everyone is a candidate for this treatment, as it can tend to round out the eye area and look “shelf-y” on some individuals based on anatomy. This is also not an ideal treatment for a patient with general under eye laxity, as it could exacerbate this pain point. 

Units: 2-4

Nefertiti Neck Lift

Named for the infamous Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, this is a non-surgical neck lift using neurotoxins to elongate the neck, snatch the jawline, and create a more youthful appearance. It can help relax the neck muscles that constantly pull down on the lower face and chin. Expect a few injections along the jawline as well as in the platysma bands + a smooth and lifted result.

Units: 35-55

DAOs (Depressor Angularis Oris)

A perfect example for why we avoid the anatomically correct nomenclature. It can sound so clinical and difficult to a patient who may not have a strong background in anatomy. Treating these muscles with botox can help mitigate what we in the industry call, “The Resting B*tch Face” (no nicknames needed here). The DAO muscles naturally pull down. This can cause a downturn of the mouth creating what appears to be a permanent frown, and over time can form static lines that require multiple modalities to treat (i.e. medical grade skincare, microneedling, filler, etc.)

Units: 8-12

Botox is the renaissance (wo)man of aesthetics. On the appropriate candidate, it can erase fine lines, prevent more significant signs of aging, mitigate pain, and more. It just really knows how to…smooth things out. There’s a reason it’s our favorite anti-wrinkle injectable. Book your appointment to see for yourself. The worst part about it? You’re going to l o v e it. 

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