Facial aging is inevitable. Yet, if you are like most people, you would prefer to deal with it later rather than sooner. As a person ages, it is common to experience fine lines and wrinkles. In certain areas, BOTOX® injections can minimize these facial flaws to restore youthful facial beauty.
However, there is a lot of misinformation about where BOTOX® can be most effective. Before considering this injectable treatment, you should understand how the product works and what facial areas are suitable to target for correction.
What is BOTOX®, and How Does It Work?
BOTOX® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve facial appearance by eliminating dynamic lines caused by facial expressions. It helps soften fine lines and wrinkles by blocking the release of acetylcholine to relax muscles. Acetylcholine plays a crucial role in sending electrical messages to facial muscles causing contraction during expressions.
By blocking this movement, BOTOX® ensures that the formation of expression lines is slowed or halted temporarily.
Different facial areas can be treated with BOTOX®. Most patients find it reassuring that almost all aesthetic concerns tied to aging can be alleviated with the help of BOTOX®.
Without surgery, patients can rejuvenate their facial appearance to look younger. Here are the areas that can be treated with BOTOX®:
Here, we inject BOTOX® between the eyebrows. The permanent scowl many patients sport is resolved, ensuring an easy-going, welcoming appearance. These lines are sometimes referred to as the elevens because they are two vertical lines on the brow.
Horizontal lines appearing on the forehead are the result of expressions when a person is confused or concentrating. BOTOX® effectively smoothing out these fine lines that persist above the brow, resulting in a more energized-looking expression.
Laughs that extend to the eyes tend to appear beside the eyes. As we age, these lines become permanent around the eyes. Crow’s feet can be softened and resolved with BOTOX® injections, only to resume when the patient actually smiles or laughs.
Bunny lines refer to the lines some people develop on the sides of their noses when they smile, laugh, or smell a foul odor.
They are the lines fanning from the bridge of the nose to the inside of the eyes. Bunny lines are a feature making someone look older than they actually are. Many people don’t realize bunny lines are treatable through BOTOX®.
Mouth corners begin drooping with age. They tend to make one look grumpy, sad, or unfriendly. BOTOX® injected in the area can lift the mouth corners up. The treatment works by tightening the skin in the area to raise it to its youthful positioning.
Orange peel skin on the chin is a cosmetic concern BOTOX® can remedy. Injections on the skin can help eliminate this issue by lifting droopy skin.
Learn More About BOTOX®
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX® treatments, contact Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery at (860) 676-2473 or schedule a consultation online. Our stress-free, state-of-the-art office is located in Farmington, CT, convenient to Hartford and its adjacent communities.