The main reason BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world is that, in the hands of a skilled injector, it gets consistently super results. That’s really the bottom line. I’ve performed countless BOTOX injections at my Orlando-area practice, and it works best for 3 specific areas of the face.
These are areas where the daily expressions we make result in what are called dynamic wrinkles, or lines caused by the repetitive movement of facial muscles. Those areas include:
1. Crow’s feet: These are the fine lines that develop at the corners of the eyes. They are some of the earliest signs of aging and can affect your overall appearance. BOTOX helps create a brighter expression by minimizing crow’s feet.
This 41-year-old woman is shown before and after BOTOX injections. The post-injection photo was taken a month after the treatment.
2. Glabellar lines: These common vertical lines appear between the brows. They are often called “worry lines” or “the 11s.” They are the lines that make us look angry or, yes, worried, even when we don’t feel that way. BOTOX injections decrease the activity of the corrugator muscles that contract and relax when someone squints. That gives patients a friendlier, more approachable appearance.
This 34-year-old woman wanted to reduce her “furrowed eyebrow” appearance. BOTOX results last about 4 months.
3. Forehead creases: Softening these horizontal lines results in patients having a more youthful look. The key to getting great results is ensuring the treatment doesn’t result in a “frozen” look. That’s why it’s important to find an experienced injector.
This 28-year-old woman wanted to soften the lines in her forehead. The results look natural because they are in harmony with the rest of her face.
While BOTOX is best at treating those specific areas, wrinkles in other areas of the face can usually be softened with dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®. In many cases, I’ll combine BOTOX and various fillers to get a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. These days, there are effective non-surgical options for a wide range of goals.
Which area of your face would you like to have treated? Share your answer in a comment below.