Can botox be helpful in reducing the line/wrinkles below the mouth/chin area?
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Depends on the nature of the lines.
Treating lines around the mouth
The most important part in choosing your treatment is having your physician understand what the underlying cause of these lines is. They are a normal part of aging that relate to both sun damage and muscular movements. Occasionally some volume loss can have a significant contribution, but this is usually the least important contributor.
Resurfacing generally is the best way to treat these lines, as it can undo what has already been done with sun damage and muscular movement. Neuromodulators like Botox can improve these lines and help prevent them from getting any deeper, but often once those wrinkles are there, their affects are limited. I tend to avoid fillers in this area unless absolutely necessary, because as I mentioned, volume is usually the least important contributor. Avoiding fillers just boils down to patient satisfaction and cost savings, nobody wants an unhappy patient who spent money on something that doesn't work.
Chin wrinkles - Botox, Dysport, Restylane Juvederm
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Botox around the chin.
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Botox for around the mouth
Botox is useful for active rhytids (wrinkles). In the area around the mouth this can include the "smoker's lines" treated in small doses, the muscles that pull down the corners of the mouth, and finally the chin if it gets a lot of dimples (peau d'orange) when you talk. Based on what you described you have fine lines. This may be treated with fillers. Since you have been recommended a resurfacing procedure, you may consider a Retin-A based product. This can help improve your skin quality over a few months and improve fine lines with no down time. Resurfacing procedures such as lasers, dermabrasion, or chemical peels can be great for wrinkles and photo damaged skin but they do have downtime. I would always caution you to be wary if you are ever promised a procedure that has no downtime. In my experience these don't lead to any lasting results which leaves you both back where you started and out the cost of the procedure. I would certainly consult a facial plastic surgeon or a plastic surgeon to provide you with an in person consultation to determine a personalized treatment plan.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles Around the Mouth and Chin
- Botox, which is great for relaxing muscles and sometimes used for around the mouth.
- Fillers like Bellafill, Juvederm and Restylane work really well for a lot of perioral aging problems like “lip lines” (I call them lip bar codes) and the downturned mouth or marionette lines.
- Micro-needling can be a very effective treatment for fine lines as long as it is done properly by a well training technician was has the ability to get to the deeper parts of the skin.
I have added a link to some filler results that show some patients who have been treated in this area as well as a video on filler safety.
I hope that helps.
Can botox be helpful in reducing the line/wrinkles below the mouth/chin area
Chin Wrinkles -- Botox and Resurfacing/Microneedling/Fractional RF
Chin / mouth wrinkles
Treating dynamic rhytids with Botox
However for fine lines that are present on dynamic expression and at rest, a good skin care regimen in combination with treatments that target the skin are best - such as resurfacing procedures like laser and/or chemical peels.
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