What Areas of my Face Can I Get Botox Injected?
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Experience counts in Botox injection technique
Botox is a safe medication administered for cosmetic improvement of wrinkles. In this particular case where you complain of diffuse wrinkling, you may not be a candidate for Botox as your skin may be photoaged. The proper treatment may be to improve skin resiliency and quality.
Botox is best indicated for the forehead, crow's feet, and the glabells ("11 lines")
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Botox is best and most often used for forehead wrinkles, crow's feet lines around the eyes, and the "11 lines" between the eyebrows. Botox has been safely used in these areas by many practitioners for many years, and I would say that the vast majority of experience has been in these 3 areas. There are other areas and uses for Botox also. including:
1. "Bunny lines" on the sides of the nose
2. Gummy smile reduction
3. Nasal flare reduction
4. Lifting up the corners of the mouth
5. Tightening the jawline (difficult to do, not as popular)
6. Lifting eyebrows
7. Decreasing the "orange peel" appearance of the chin
8. Lessening the appearance of neck bands
These are some of the other advanced uses of Botox and may be something worth trying if you have any of these issues since Botox is relatively cheap and completely reversible.
Hope this helps!
Botox can be used on various areas of the face, ranging...
Botox can be used on various areas of the face, ranging from the forehead to the frown lines between the eyes and the crows feet.
In my practice, I also use it on the lips (smokers lines) and occasionally on the chin area for people who tend to dimple their chins.
It is an incredibly useful tool and, in the right hands, can accentuate the eyes and make them look much more attractive. While most people out there do a limited amount of Botox, if you go to someone who is an expert, they will typically know how to do the other areas without side effects.
For aesthetic purposes, BOTOX Cosmetic is...
For aesthetic purposes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for the treatment of glabella lines (frown lines between the eyebrows) and is also commonly used to prevent or treat horizontal lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Using my advanced knowledge of facial anatomy, I am also able to perform BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments into less common sites to create a mini-browlift, reduce lip lines, relax vertical neck muscle bands, or to aesthetically improve other features of the face.
Where can you use Botox
I like Botox for the upper face and think it does very well. Common locations are between the eyebrows, in the forehead and in "Crow's Feet". Less commonly injected areas include the DOA (depressor anguli oris- a muscle that causes you to frown) and in bands in the neck. I am not a fan of Botox in the wrinkles around the mouth. When people have had this they often look like they've had a stroke. Botox is an excellent medication and can do things that surgery can not. However, Botox is not a replacement for a facelift, browlift, blepharoplasty or skin resurfacing. Be careful that the person who does your Botox does the other procedures as well or they may be just taking your money for minimal or no benefit. Remember that for the person with one hammer, the whole world looks like a nail. Make sure they have more than "one" hammer.
Botox for newbies
Botox, is a great drug, but unfortunately, it doesn't quite work as a wrinkle eraser. If you are a Botox virgin, I would recommend most strongly to choose an experienced qualified injector. He or she will be able to assess your face and discuss your options in details. It is usually more important to assess what you want to improve, and then decide what you will use to achieve this improvement.
In general, however, Botox works great for improvement of vertical lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crows feet area. Other applications are more advanced, and your physician will discuss whether you might benefit from them.
Experienced Botox Injector
There are so many area's Botox can be used to prevent all those fine lines from turning into deep wrinkles. One of my patient's favorite uses for Botox is in the corner of their mouth so prevent the muscles pulling down and in essence a frown, by using just a small amount there you will see the difference and be happy with the results. An experienced injector can assess your face and show you the many area's available to use the product. We are there to make you look your best!
Botox Injection Locations
The top three areas I inject botulinum toxin is between the eyes (the corrugator and procerus muscles), the forehead (glabellar muscle), and around the eyes (orbicularis oculi muscle). However, anywhere you can reproduce a wrinkle by making an expression (for example, wrinkles around your mouth by puckering your lips), I can soften with this toxin.
Web reference: http://www.bobbybukamd.com/services/botox_injections_nyc/
On what areas of my face can I get Botox injected?
Botox is FDA approved for cosmetic treatment of the glabella area (the area between the brows); however, most Providers of botox routinely inject the horizontal wrinkles that almost everybody gets on their forehead and the wrinkles on the side of the eyes (Crow's feet areas). These are the most common areas.
Other common areas that are injected by many experienced Providers: brows (for a 'chemical' browlift), lip lines (to minimize the vertical lines near the lips); neck bands, lateral jaw area (masseter muscle) to contour round faces to a more oval shape. Botox has also been used effectively to upturn the corner of the lips (for those with a frown appearance); also to rotate gently the tip of the nose. Botox can also be effectively used for TMJ and migraines.
What Areas of my Face Can I Get Botox Injected?
As I did not examine you, I will write the general terms, the forehead, frown lines crow’s feet and in some cases the neck.
Web reference: http://www.drjsalomon.com/botox_collagen.asp
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