The 7 Facial Wrinkles That Botox Is Designed To Address
When we are young, we are not aware of the differences that exist when it comes to wrinkles. There are only “bad” wrinkles that need to be eliminated. Once we start to age and experience wrinkles for ourselves, we realize that there are major differences.
Fortunately, Botox is here to help. This procedure allows patients to tackle wrinkles of all kinds. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common facial wrinkles and how Botox can assist patients who are looking to tackle each of them.
1. FOREHEAD WRINKLES
This is the area that Botox treatment is most closely associated with and for good reason. Facial rejuvenation starts at the top. The injections are made into the frontalis muscle, temporarily paralyzing the area. This halts the contractions that are responsible for causing facial wrinkles in the area.
2. GLABELLAR LINES
These vertical lines are often treated with Botox. The area between the eyebrows and above the nose is targeted. When this area is untreated, the patient’s face will often resemble a scowl, even when they are not attempting to make such a face. A more youthful appearance is created once the injections have taken place.
3. CROW’S FEET
Crow’s feet are not always a product of aging but most patients will look to have them removed. Once crow’s feet have become persistent and are starting to deepen, patients will seek Botox injections.
4. BUNNY LINES
These wrinkles appear on the bridge of the nose and can become more prominent once the patient has received Botox injections in other areas of the face. Once crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles have been treated, these lines can become more visible. Be sure to ask the consultant about bunny lines and whether they are going to require treatment. Avoiding a return trip to the doctor’s office is always in your best interests.
5. MARIONETTE LINES
These lines begin around the patient’s mouth and are visible as they move towards the chin. Since these lines look much like the lines around the mouth of wooden puppets, patients will seek Botox to address them. Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction to restore these areas.
6. LIPSTICK LINES
If there are lines on the face that bleed into the patient’s lipstick, this is a sure sign that Botox can help. The lips are given the youthful volume that they deserve and Botox combats the factors that are most commonly associated with the appearance of these lines.
7. CHIN DIMPLES
Last but not least, Botox is a great choice for those looking to eliminate chin dimples. If the chin has begun to take on the appearance of a peeling orange, this is a sure sign that the patient can benefit from Botox. The chin muscles become more relaxed and the area takes on a much smoother (and more youthful) appearance.
Whether you are thinking about having an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups for facial wrinkles, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering Med Spa services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities. Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.