Botox Cosmetic, as well as its neuromodulator counterparts Dysport and Xeomin, are some of the most popular in-office treatments for the simple fact that they really make lines and wrinkles disappear. But, that’s not all they’re good for. Because of their ability to “freeze” muscles that play a role in causing pain (think migraines and TMJ, among others), they can be injected into other areas of the body as well, and have proven successful in providing temporary relief for multiple concerns.

One of these so-called “concerns” is scarring, and particularly scarring on the face that results from facial reconstruction surgery. You’re probably thinking, what can Botox do for a scar? But it turns out, it serves a very good purpose by relieving tension on the scar that results from everyday muscle movements and facial expressions so the scar can heal better, and surgeons have been using it this way for a long time.