Top Uses for BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are the most commonly performed minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. BOTOX contains a highly diluted version of botulinum toxin. A safe dose of botulinum toxin blocks the release of the neurotransmitter that causes muscle contractions. In simpler terms, BOTOX injections prevent dynamic wrinkles from forming.
BOTOX injections can treat multiple areas to address a wide variety of wrinkles. Here, plastic surgeon Ken Smart, whose surgical center and medspa serves Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and North Texas, discusses the top uses for BOTOX Cosmetic injections. He helps patients understand how BOTOX can help them achieve their aesthetic goals and creates a treatment plan that best meets their unique needs.
Forehead wrinkles develop as horizontal creases that expand from one eyebrow to the other. Forehead wrinkles are one of the most prevalent types because the muscles responsible for forehead wrinkles play a significant role in many facial expressions. People often use these muscles to express happiness, surprise, concern, or sadness. BOTOX injections temporarily relax the muscles that cause forehead wrinkles. This soften and smooths the skin, giving patients a refreshed and youthful appearance.
Frown lines develop beneath forehead wrinkles. Frown lines are vertical creases that sit between the eyebrows. Frown lines can make a person look angry, concerned, and unapproachable. Fortunately, the muscles responsible for frown lines are small. They respond well to BOTOX treatment.
Crow’s feet form on the outer corners of the eyes. Crow’s feet are very noticeable because the eyes are such a prominent facial feature. Crow’s feet develop from repeated muscle contractions related to smiling. Even though crow’s feet are a sign of happy times, few people are pleased with the appearance of these wrinkles. BOTOX directly targets the muscles that fold the skin at the corner of the eyes. By restricting muscle contraction, BOTOX allows the skin to soften and relax, diminishing the appearance of crow’s feet.
Lip lines refer to wrinkles that develop above the upper lip and below the lower lip. Although these lines are small, they can create an aged appearance. Lip lines are especially noticeable when someone puckers their lips. BOTOX immediately targets lip lines by preventing muscle contractions. By giving the skin time to soften, BOTOX can also improve the appearance of lip lines long-term.
Many men prefer a sharp, defined jawline, but few women desire the same. Women who want a softer, more feminine jawline may be ideal candidates for BOTOX. BOTOX injections target jaw muscles to weaken tension, relax contractions, and create a subtle, softer jawline.
BOTOX Cosmetic produces effective results when performed alone, but injections also enhance other cosmetic treatment results. BOTOX injections are often administered alongside medspa treatments such as photofacials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels to revitalize the overall facial appearance.
If you are interested in learning more about the uses of BOTOX Cosmetic injections or what to expect during treatment, Dr. Ken Smart would be happy to provide you with information. To schedule a consultation at our plastic surgery and medspa center, send us a message online or call (972) 334-0400 at your earliest convenience.