You might already know that Botox can smooth around the mouth and eyes. But did you know there are plenty of other uses for this injectable treatment around the face? Look refreshed and youthful by taking advantage of Botox’s line-smoothing capabilities and more in these common facial areas.
about 5-10 units
You might call the lines on your forehead surprise lines. These lines first appear as wrinkles when the eyebrows are raised and can become more prominent as we age. Botox injections can relax the muscle underneath and soften forehead lines.
Glabellar lines are the little lines or “11’s” that form between the eyebrows making you look chronically tired or angry. These lines appear after years of repeatedly furrowing the brows. Smoothing these lines with Botox will get rid of those lines and give your face a more relaxed appearance.
about 5-15 units
Another area that becomes permanently wrinkled from use is the area around the outside of your eyes. Those lines are called crow’s feet and are most commonly formed by years of smiling and squinting. With a small amount of Botox, those lines can be softened.
about 5-10 units
Bunny lines are wrinkles that form around your nose when you lift it. They can be quite evident when making certain facial expressions and then become permanent. Botox can help relax the underlying nasalis muscle and result in softened bunny lines.
about 4-8 units
As we age we can lose volume in our lips. A smile lift (sometimes called a lip flip) with Botox can help restore fullness to the upper lip by “flipping” or “popping” the lip forward, giving a full and more youthful appearance. This technique can be enhanced with the use of a dermal filler like Juvederm.
Your smile lights up your face, but a gummy smile might make you feel self-conscious about showing off your inner glow. If you have what doctors call an excessive gingival display or too much gum line showing when you smile, Botox can be used to relax the muscle that raises your lips and exposes the gums.
If you’re self conscious about your jawline, Botox might be the answer. A medical expert can use Botox to relax the macerator muscles along the posterior jaw to reduce a prominent or even asymmetric jaw to smooth the facial contour.