The face is the most popular area for Botox use. Facial wrinkles are minimized when different muscles relax and this relaxation is possible with Botox’s botulinum toxin A formula. Botox is used on three main areas of the face, namely:
Frown lines (glabella lines) are lines that form between the eyebrows giving an angry or tired look. Botox can effectively remove these lines to give the individual a more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance. If the frown lines are deep set, your practitioner can suggest using dermal fillers together with Botulinum Toxin, which fills and smoothens the lines simultaneously.
Forehead wrinkles or forehead lines become more visible as you age. Many lines on the forehead give the skin and face an aged look. Vertical lines between the eyes are called eleven lines but horizontal forehead lines are also a common concern. Smoking and sun damage can result in deeper creases that may be harder to treat with Botox so dermal fillers might be the better option for these deep folds.
The top of the nose sometimes develops creases visible when we smell or sniff something. Your practitioner can place anti-wrinkle injections on both sides of your nose to minimize the appearance of bunny lines. Always consult an experienced practitioner like Skin Refine MedSpa, Sunnyvale, CA, to administer the injections, as your smile may be affected if the procedure is not done correctly.
Hooded eyes and low eyebrows can be lifted to your desired shape through a Botox lift. The process is done by a specialist who carefully places injections on the upper face to lift droopy lids and open up the eye area. Aging can make the brow drop to give the eyelid a hooded look, which creates horizontal folds in the adjacent skin. Botox injections can effectively counter this to raise and define the eyebrows.
Crow’s feet is another issue that’s treatable by Botox. These fine lines appear on the outer corners of your eyes and are visible even when one is not smiling. Botox effectively minimizes their appearance, making this the most popular area of Botox treatment. With careful evaluation, Botox injectable in the area can help eradicate drooping eyelids.
Botox can also help smooth fine lines below the eyes, but this must be done cautiously, as a mistake can lead to the dropping of the lower eyelid.
Lipstick lines, the fine creases around the mouth, become more evident with age. While some practitioners use botulinum toxin injections to improve the individual’s smile, the procedure is usually done in combination with dermal fillers.
Botox is also used to relax messeter muscles on the jawline to smooth and reduce the general dimples effect. The chin muscles become overactive as we age, which means they over-flex, creating a puckered, dimpled look. Botox can also smooth the neck through a procedure known as the Nefertiti lift, which relaxes horizontal and vertical lines around the neck.
If you want to reverse signs of aging with Botox injection, please get in touch with Skin Refine Medspa in Sunnyvale, CA. You can schedule a consultation with our expert injectors by calling our office or filling out our online contact form.