Botox® Cosmetic Uses
Botox Before-and-After treatment Photos
BOTOX Cosmetic works by relaxing muscles
that cause lines or wrinkles. It can therefore
work only on areas that can benefit from this effect.
These tend to occur in people who are
expressive with their facial movements.
The most common areas are frown lines, forehead lines
and crow's feet.
lines are vertical lines noticed between the eyebrows and are made worse by
frowning or squinting. Forehead lines are usually horizontal lines caused by
repetitive raising of the eyebrows. Crow's feet are seen on the sides of the eyes
and are worsened usually by smiling.
Another area where BOTOX Cosmetic is used is the upper lip. If someone
tends to purse their lips when they speak they can develop vertical lines on the
upper lip. These are commonly mistaken for smoker's lines. BOTOX Cosmetic can help prevent this form forming, and improve their appearance. It can also
allow other substances used to help plump these lines last longer.
If one develops perioral lines, or as they're commonly referred to, oral
commissures, usually there is a turning down of the outside corners of the
mouth. With two simple injections BOTOX Cosmetic can relax these
muscles creating a more turned up mouth and a less noticeable line. As well
it creates a happier appearance to the face.
Necklines usually are vertical or horizontal folds in the skin. There is a fine
muscle underneath the skin in the neck and relaxing this muscle allows the skin
to tighten resulting in significant improvement in this area.
A less common area for injection is inside the gums of the upper lip. This is
used in individuals who when they smile, tend to show not only their teeth but
also a large part of their gums. Two simple injections will prevent their mouth
from rising too much and allows them to show off their beautiful teeth without
showing their gums.
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