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Yeah… I Get Botox.

I get botox?! Yep! Buuuut it’s probably not what you’re thinking! Lemme start at the beginning.

So if you’ve been following me for long enough, you probably remember a pretty sizable bump on my jaw. I honestly hadn’t even noticed it until a viewer pointed it out! I usually brush that stuff off, but honestly she wasn’t mean, and I wasn’t offended! She just asked what it was and all of a sudden I was like wait – what the heck IS that?! Once I saw it, I couldn’t UNsee it. So I started to research.

dani austin jaw botox before

I visited the doctor who recommended an MRI – they thought it might be a tumor! It kept growing faster and faster, but everything came back clear and the doc’s recommendation was that I should… get botox? Like what?? I had just thought it might be a tumor and now I’m gonna get Botox injections? It was such a foreign concept to me, but also such a relief.

I started researching and found Enlighten Dallas – they are the BEST. The first time I went in for injections, they did a ton of units, and after just a couple of weeks I saw a huge difference. Since it was the first time, but because it had gotten SO big, I had to go back in again for a few more. After that, I started seeing my actual face again! 

dani austin jaw botox little kid young

People have asked me a bunch of questions about this, and I totally understand why. It isn’t something you come across everyday, and if you’re in the same boat as me, I hope sharing my story will help you with yours! Here are a few FAQs:

How often do you have to get injections?

After the first two rounds, I only have to go in once a year! Of course, it differs for everyone, but honestly I thought I would have to get them done so much more often, so I’m really thankful.

Does it hurt?

Not. At. All. I can’t promise that it’s the same for everyone, but it doesn’t hurt me at all. It looks way scarier than it is! 

Is this common?

Yes and no. My particular growth situation isn’t as common (I assume since multiple specialists had no idea what was happening!), but people do get botox in their jaw for lots of reasons. If you clench your jaw a lot at night or getting migraines from using that muscle too much, botox helps to relieve the muscle and teach it how to work in a more balanced way. This is true for anyone has TMJ issues too!

How much of a difference did it REALLY make?

dani austin jaw botox before and after

Uhhhh SEE FOR YOURSELF! This stuff is legit!

dani austin jaw botox after wet hair ponytail

And there it is, all gone! Who knew the solution to my problem would be botox?! What’s an unexpected thing botox has helped YOU with?! If you have any more questions, drop’em below!

XOXO Dani

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Mariah
    January 24, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    I get botox all over my head for migraines. I do not enjoy the process at all, but it totally helps! Where is your injection site?

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    Lindsay
    January 31, 2020 at 3:04 am

    I recently realized (just a few weeks before seeing your story via enlighten’s Instagram) that I also have an enlarged muscle on one side of my jaw that has gotten larger and makes my face appear uneven. Since then I’ve noticed how much I subconsciously favor that side for chewing, clenching, facial expressions, etc. I can even feel the “fullness” on that side of my face from the growing muscle mass. Was wondering if you ever looked into having your Botox treatments covered under insurance, like through your dentist? It has become extremely uncomfortable and makes me very self conscious. I really want to get this taken care of ASAP before it gets any worse!

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    Ashleigh
    April 21, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Dani, Thank you for sharing your story! I have struggled with jaw pain for years and until I went to the dentist who did my veneers earlier this year, I had never heard of this. I even wake up some nights to the sound of my grinding and it has simply stressed me out. I am looking to get the injections early summertime, and your post has given me more confidence in getting this done. Thank you xo Ash

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