What Facial Areas Can Be Treated with Botox?
Published on March 6, 2021
Botox is arguably one of the most well-known aesthetics brands in the world. This injectable treatment is a highly popular anti-aging treatment, designed to counteract lines and wrinkles and give patients a softer, smoother, and younger appearance.
Botox works by relaxing the muscles of the face so that they don’t contract when you make a facial expression. This prevents the overlying skin from contracting too, stopping lines and wrinkles from forming.
Many people think that Botox can only be used across the forehead and around the eyes, but actually, this popular injectable treatment is incredibly versatile and can treat a wide variety of facial areas. These include:
Forehead lines are the most well-known area to be treated with Botox. Sadly, forehead wrinkles are a natural sign of the aging process and will eventually creep in, no matter what creams and gels you use. Fortunately, Botox is a great way to counteract them as it relaxes the muscles and causes the skin to appear smoother and more youthful.
Botox can be injected in the area above the eyebrow to relax the muscle which creates a lifting effect. This can counteract heavy, sagging eyebrows that may be causing you to look tired or older than you really are.
Also known as frown lines, there are short vertical lines that sit between the eyebrows. These lines are also linked to the muscles in the forehead and will deepen when you frown. Men typically have more prominent glabellar lines since their facial muscles are normally larger and thicker. Nevertheless, Botox can be used to relax them and smooth the appearance of lines in this area.
These are the fine wrinkles and lines that form around the outer edges of the eyes and may extend out to the temples. Some people call them laughter lines as the muscles that you use when you laugh contract to cause them. Botox causes these muscles to remain relaxed when you laugh, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet.
If you would like more information about which facial areas can be treated with Botox, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment to see if you would be a good candidate for Botox, please contact our knowledgeable cosmetic team in Lafayette, LA.