Cosmetic Botox Treatment Areas
Forehead lines are one of the most natural parts of aging, and they’re also one of the most popular areas for Botox treatments. Using Botox on forehead lines can transform the entire face and give it a refreshed look. It may be worth it to explore Botox for forehead lines even as early as your late 20s, to see if it is the right preventative anti-aging option for you.
Crows’ feet are the little lines around your eyes that come as the natural result of smiling over the years. Like with any other area of your face, Botox works in this area by relaxing the muscles around the eyes. You’ll see dramatic results in the area, even if you have deep lines. You’ll notice within a few weeks that the skin smooths out, even when you smile.
Many people who opt for Botox choose to do so because they have started to notice that there is a crease in the middle of their forehead. This line tends to get deeper as we age. Botox is an effective way to relax the muscles here and smooth out the line to make your face look more relaxed. Another option is to combine Botox treatment in this area with fillers.
It’s not just frown lines that can be treated with Botox! Smile lines may also be an area of your face that you may be considering for Botox treatment. Smile lines happen because you’re using the same muscles repeatedly, year after year, each time you smile. Botox will stop these muscles from being hyperactive and deepening the wrinkles.
The eyes are some of the most recognizable parts of the face. In the aging process, it’s natural to lose the appearance of the skin around the eyes. This can create a hooded look around the eyes and make the skin bunched together. Botox can help to beautify the eye area by raising the eyebrows and adding back some definition.
The skin under the eyes is incredibly sensitive and also some of the thinnest skin on our bodies. As we age, tissue in this area weakens. Botox can help to rejuvenate this area of the face by reducing wrinkles and making the skin appear smoother and younger in addition to reducing wrinkles. Botox around the eyes may also help to lessen the appearance of dark circles and make puffy areas less noticeable.
Nose jobs are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures each year. But did you know that there is a less invasive way to achieve similar results by using Botox?
When a doctor applies Botox to the base of your nose, it could raise the nasal tip and give the appearance of a more refined nose. Botox in the nose can also be complemented by fillers that can effectively give the nose what appears to be a new shape.
Botox is often used in the lip area for the lip flip treatment. It makes the lips look larger without necessarily being as noticeable. The Botox treatment is injected into the top middle part of your upper lip. This will make your lip relax, causing it to lengthen and seem larger than it actually is.
For a more dramatic look that adds more plumpness to your lips, another option is to use Botox to augment a lip filler. You can mix lip filler and Botox by using Botox for the lip flip and then adding the filler for your desired result.
Another Botox injection site in the lip area addresses the gummy smile. You have a “gummy” smile if the gums above your upper teeth show when you smile. People with these smiles may also find that their lips stretch out and would like more of their upper lip to show.
A doctor can do a Botox treatment for this area by injecting Botox into the Cupid’s Bow region. The Botox will relax the muscles here, covering more of your gums when you smile and showing off more of your lips. Your lips will then appear bigger!
Neck Botox works by combating the signs of aging in the neck the same way as it does in the face. It is a great alternative to more expensive options like a neck lift. To reduce wrinkles in the neck, your doctor will inject Botox into the platysma muscle. This muscle wears out as you get older and pulls your face down. Botox will relax this muscle and make your skin look smoother, which makes it seem younger.
During the aging process, the muscles in the chin area may contract too much. This, coupled with the loss of collagen, can give rise to dimples. Botox can give the chin a smoother look by injecting it directly into the muscle and stopping it from contracting as much.
Botox Injection Sites: Medical Treatments
Botox has a wide variety of uses that extend beyond cosmetic treatments. It has also been approved as an effective treatment for numerous medical conditions, including reducing migraines, lessening symptoms of Overactive Bladder Syndrome, and reducing acne.
Back of the Head
Doctors first discovered that Botox could help people with chronic migraines when patients who received the treatment for wrinkles later reported experiencing fewer headaches. Doctors then started to use Botox as a migraine pain treatment, and the results were positive: Botox shots cut down migraine frequency and severity.
It is believed that Botox works against migraines because it blocks chemicals that transmit pain signals to your brain. Your head and neck then don’t get fed as much of this pain. Botox for migraines involves treatments in the back of your head and neck. You may also get Botox in a specific region if you have repeated headaches in the same area.
Overactive bladder syndrome happens when you feel a constant urge to urinate and may experience leakage (urgency incontinence.) It happens when the nerves send signals to your bladder when they’re not supposed to. Botox has been approved to treat OAB by being injected into the bladder muscle. It works for up to 6 months, and the first treatment can show results in as little as two weeks.
Some people live with a condition called severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, which causes excessive sweating. Even on days that are not hot, store-bought antiperspirants may not be enough. Botox can be used in the armpit region to minimize sweat. It can also be used for the feet, hands, and face to lessen sweating.
Acne-Sensitive Facial Areas
While there are many underlying causes of acne, the simple explanation is that the skin produces too much sebum, causing an overproduction of oil that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Breakouts often can cause scarring, which may take months or even years to resolve.
Some doctors use Botox to treat acne by injecting it into the oiliest areas of the face to slow down sebum production. Botox can also be used around areas of the skin that have scarred to reduce the puckering around the scar.
Knowing Your Options for Botox
Botox has dozens of different injection sites, each of which with its own purpose. Our team at Nunnally Dermatology is trained to integrate the science behind medical skincare into any Botox injection you may receive. Contact us at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA to request an appointment and explore your options!