Good Morning Beautiful Friends! Todays’ post is a bit of a continuation of last week’s guest post from Dr. Rassouli. In the spirit of our current promotions on fillers and neuromodulators, I thought it would be good to continue talking about neuromodulators (specifically Botox or Dysport) for another post. I hope you find this informative and, as usual, don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.
What Are On-Label and Off-Label Uses of Cosmetic Injectables?
When you ask your qualified, informed, and trained provider where on your face should you be injected with Botox or Dysport, it is important to be informed about the difference between ‘on-label’ and ‘off-label’ uses.
On-label use means that the drug is being used as it is specifically approved for by Health Canada.
Off-label use means that the drug is being used differently than originally approved. This is a legal and common practice.
What Are Some Of The On-Label Uses For Botox Or Dysport?
Neuromodulators, like Botox & Dysport, work on the dynamic wrinkles of your face. This means that they work on the muscles that cause wrinkles in your skin when you move your face in expressions.
Some of the most popular anatomical landmarks and on-label uses on your face for Botox or Dysport include:
- the ‘number 11’s’ between your eyebrows
- forehead wrinkles
- crow’s feet
What Are Some Of The Off-Label Uses For Botox Or Dysport?
Neuromodulators can be used if your chin muscle (mentalis) is very strong and results in a horizontal line under your lower lip, or an ‘orange peel’ effect, on the overlying skin. This issue is common in people who have smoked for many years. Treating it will relax the lower face and provide a more youthful appearance.
If you have a very gummy smile, we can also treat that with botox. A couple of units injected into the area will help the upper lip to not rise so much when you smile, showing less of your upper gum.
Other excellent off-label uses include being used in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) muscles for jaw pain and in the scalp for migraines. Dr. Rassouli is great at providing these treatments.
There you have it, folks! Please remember to always choose a qualified, informed & trained instructor and have your injections done in a safe and professional environment. There is a reason why only Doctors and Nurse Practitioners can buy these products. They are serious substances that can cause harm if misused. If you have had a bad experience or are unhappy with your injections, come and see us for a free consultation. We would be happy to help!
Have a great day everyone! 😀
Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s rest of you.
— Katie Reed