Botox in the Mouth – What it is for, Risks, Care and Tips

When injected into the mouth, Botox can reshape the lips. But it is necessary that the application is done carefully and by a professional.

There are about 43 muscles in the face and it is necessary that whoever is giving the injections should know these muscles well and know exactly where Botox should be inserted to produce the desired result.

The amount of injections varies and depends on what characteristics around the mouth you plan to change.


What is it for

The Lip Injections Dallas in the mouth serve various aesthetic purposes, such as:

  • Minimize creases in the upper and lower lip;
  • Smooth or remove expression lines at mouth corners;
  • Correct the smile that shows the gums a lot;
  • Raise the corners of the mouth;
  • Improve the appearance of the upper lip.

The Botox application procedure is very simple and does not require anesthesia and any type of preparation.

A practical example of this type of Botox application is one that makes your lips look bigger than they really are. In this case, injections are applied to the upper middle part of the upper lip. 

How does Botox work?

It affects the nervous system also, disrupting part of the nervous signaling process that stimulates muscle contraction. With this mechanism interrupted, muscle paralysis happens for short time.

The interruption of this process occurs because Botox prevents acetylcholine release, a kind of chemical messenger that allows muscle cells to contract. In this way, the muscles that receive Botox injections contract less and become less stiff.

A study indicates that Botox action takes 24 to 72 hours to take effect. The duration of the effect is temporary and can last from 3 to 12 months, according to the location and the amount of injections applied. After this period, it is necessary to reapply Botox to preserve the results.