Top 5 BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Areas
When most people think of BOTOX® treatment, they imagine minimizing that crease between their brows. Other areas are also extremely responsive to BOTOX® Cosmetic. Injections in the following 5 areas can soften your wrinkles and make you look younger and more refreshed.
1. Vertical Frown Lines
Also known as glabellar lines, these are the creases that form when we frown or squint into the sun. For people who love the great outdoors, these lines can become all too pronounced, making them look angry or worried, even when they are not. BOTOX®treatment in this area can relax those muscles, softening the furrow and even preventing it from worsening. For some patients, a small application of dermal filler in each crease can enhance the outcome.
2. Horizontal Forehead Creases
These horizontal lines run across our forehead, often in rows, and are caused by a lifetime of activating the frontalis muscle – or raising our eyebrows. For certain patients, they’re among the first facial wrinkles to appear. Individuals with a heavy brow often use their frontalis forehead muscle to lift their sagging eyebrows, resulting in very deep creases across the forehead. For these patients, BOTOX® Cosmetic is an ideal treatment because it can relax the muscles they use when raising their eyebrows. In addition, injectable dermal fillers can fill in the existing creases, creating a smooth, youthful-looking forehead.
3. Crow’s Feet
Also referred to as periorbital wrinkles, crow’s feet radiate outward from the corners of our eyes and are caused by years of squinting and smiling. A small amount of BOTOX®carefully applied in this area can reduce movement of the muscles that cause crow’s feet, creating a smoother appearance.
4. Sagging or Drooping Brow
For some people, a heavy brow can weigh on their facial appearance, making them look older than they feel. Experienced, well-trained BOTOX® injectors have the skill and training to give these patients a subtle, non-surgical brow lift with BOTOX® Cosmetic. At Denver Dermatology Center, we can lift the tail of each eyebrow a few millimeters to give it a pleasing arch. This treatment can often be complemented with the injection of JUVÉDERM®.
5. Nasal “Bunny Lines”
In some patients, creases commonly called “bunny lines” form across the bridge of the nose when they use their nasalis muscle. A small amount of BOTOX® in this treatment area minimizes this wrinkle for most Denver and Boulder patients.
It is important to remember that BOTOX® works only to treat “dynamic” wrinkles that are caused by the repetitive motion of specific muscles. It cannot improve wrinkles associated with sun damage or aging. Deep lines involving the nasolabial folds, fine lines around the mouth, sagging skin, or surface wrinkles are best treated with other procedures such as dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, Photodynamic Therapy, or chemical peels. Often a combination of treatments delivers the most satisfying outcomes. At Denver Dermatology Center, we are happy to assist you in choosing the best treatments for your needs, helping you achieve the results you desire.