The Weird Way Botox Can Fix a Gummy Smile

Victoria Hoff
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Among the many misconceptions surrounding Botox—that it inevitably leads to a frozen-looking face, for starters—is the idea that it’s only good for fending off wrinkles. In reality, age prevention is just one of countless uses for the injectable. What’s more, a lot of them have nothing to do with appearance.

As positive research continues to pour in, doctors are now offering Botox to treat everything from teeth grinding to acne to depression. Because the toxin is a muscle relaxant, it can be used in tiny amounts to target different areas of the body, all to different effects. And it seems that experts (and the FDA) are only getting more and more excited about its potential.

Have we piqued your curiosity yet? Keep scrolling to see some of the most surprising uses for Botox.

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