BOTOX is a powerful serum that can be strategically injected into the upper-third portion of the face to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles such as those that commonly develop around the eyes and across the brow. This treatment is incredibly effective for eliminating dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles that have developed as the result of tension in the expressive muscles. Once BOTOX has been injected, the expressive muscles relax and dynamic wrinkles are smoothed away. This is a safe and entirely non-invasive procedure that is capable of providing impressive, yet temporary results. BOTOX treatments must be performed every four to six months in order to maintain a consistently youthful and line-free appearance across the targeted area.
How BOTOX Releases Crow’s Feet and Wrinkles Across the Brow
BOTOX blocks nerves signals to expressive muscles that are responsible for the development of dynamic wrinkles. During a BOTOX treatment, the cosmetic plastic surgeon will make a short series of injections around the eyes and at the brow. These will target the “11” wrinkles that commonly furrow the brow as well as the tiny lines around and under the eyes that are most apparent when people laugh or smile. There is absolutely no downtime with this treatment and no need for special aftercare. In fact, once a patient’s injections are complete, he or she will be free to go on with their normal, daily activities.
Important Things to Know About this Procedure
BOTOX injections should be both careful and meticulous. This is essential for avoiding asymmetric eyebrow and eyelids, eyelids that droop and other unpleasant side effects. That is why it is important to have these treatments provided by a reputable, cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Using BOTOX to Treat Wrinkles on the Lower Portion of the Face
Many providers avoid using BOTOX to treat dynamic wrinkles on the lower portion of the face. This is done in the belief that the expressive muscles in this area are critical to the daily functioning of those features. Other providers, however, have reported an impressive level of success in the conservative, off-label use of BOTOX to treat fine lines and wrinkles at the lower portion of the visage.
Is BOTOX Right For You?
BOTOX can effectively minimize or even eliminate superficial or dynamic wrinkles across the brow and around the eyes. It is not, however, a suitable treatment for severe wrinkling caused by sun damage or significant loss of facial volume. By scheduling a consultation appointment, you can discuss your cosmetic goals with our cosmetic surgeon and determine if this is the right procedure for addressing your age-related concerns.