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Botox to the Lips Pasadena

Vertical wrinkles that appear around the lips as we age may have any number of causes. One prominent etiology is the overuse of the muscle around the lips responsible for causing them to purse together. We use this muscle (the obicularis oris muscle) to keep our mouths closed when eating and drinking, to express ourselves, and even unconsciously as part of a habit.

Some prominent and unnecessary reasons for overuse of this muscle, leading over the years to wrinkles around the mouth include:

  • Chewing gum
  • Drinking through a straw regularly
  • Smoking
  • Pursing the lips frequently as a facial expression or nervous habit

At the Chow Center, Dr. Chow can administer Botox® to gently relax this muscle, reducing the amount of wrinkling it causes in the lines around the lips. This procedure takes less than a minute in most patients and has no recovery time. Make up can be applied before leaving the office.

To enhance or augment the lips, Juvéderm® is usually used rather than Botox®. Please Request More Information online or call us in order to learn more.

Botox® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.
Juvéderm® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

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  • I had been to other plastic surgeons before but never got the service, low rate and amazing natural work that Dr. Chow performs. When I got my work done nobody could tell what was done but knew something looked fresh and great. Thank you so much!
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