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When it comes to botulinum toxin (commonly known by the brand name Botox) treatment areas, there's no shortage of options to treat your lines and wrinkles. It's a perfect choice for men and women aiming to look more youthful, yet maintain a natural appearance.
Botulinum toxin treatments can be used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Botox areas include:
Any qualified and experienced medical practitioner will avoid injecting botulinum toxin into the lower eyelid, as this can result in drooping of the upper eyelid.
They will also avoid the upper eyelid as it may cause temporary weakness of those muscles. Injecting directly into your nose or mouth can lead to drooping and asymmetry of these areas.
Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world today and with good reason! It’s a safe and effective treatment with no downtime for lines and wrinkles formed by the facial muscles and it can last up to six months. However, as easy as it may sound, it's vital to find a knowledgeable and experienced medical practitioner to get natural-looking results.
In small doses, Botox can help reduce facial wrinkles and is most commonly used to treat forehead lines, frown lines, and crow's feet. It also has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to can also treat certain medical concerns such as migraines, excessive sweating, bruxism, and overactive bladders.
Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that acts as a muscle relaxant. When injected into your muscles, it causes them to lose their ability to contract, resulting in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
The amount of Botox injected depends on the brand used and the area requiring treatment; it usually ranges from 5 units to 150 units per session.
Other considerations that affect how much botulinum toxin is used during your treatment can include:
Your health (for example, if you have high blood pressure)
Your history with botulinum toxin treatment
Botox is a great option for treating the vertical lines between your eyebrows that appear when you frown, also known as glabellar lines or simply frown lines.
If you have deep wrinkles from repeated facial expressions, it’s possible that these wrinkles won’t be as responsive to Botox treatment and won't remove lines completely. In this case, medical practitioners may recommend combining Botox and dermal fillers or skin resurfacing treatments to improve the area and smooth out the appearance of frown lines.
Botox can also be used along with other treatments such as laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels to treat deeper wrinkles in facial areas that are more visible on top of the muscle rather than below it.
Eradicating forehead lines with Botox is probably one of its most popular uses. Just a few small injections along your lines can smooth your forehead wrinkles and create a rejuvenated and youthful appearance quickly.
Botulinum toxin can be used to treat crow’s feet; the fine lines that form around the eyes and in the outer areas of the upper face. Generally, only a small amount of Botox is needed to reduce their appearance.
Botulinum toxin for wrinkles around the corners of the mouth and nose is one of the most popular treatments, as the muscles in these areas are in constant use.
Botulinum toxin can be used to treat a dimpled chin, as injecting the area forces the muscles causing the dimple to relax and relieve the dimpled appearance.
If you want to get rid of lines on your neck area, Botox is a great option. When it’s injected, it can help relax the muscles causing the bands, to reduce their prominent appearance.
Bunny lines are the creases at the top of your nose when you scrunch it up. Again, Botox can help smooth out these small wrinkles.
Whether it's a downturned crooked smile you're worried about, or smoker's lines ageing your face, small injections of Botox in the outer corners of your lips can make a big difference. They can lift a smile and reduce lines; instantly rejuvenating your lower face.
A person's smile is often the first thing we notice about a person's face, and you may be self-conscious if you have a lot of gum showing. Botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles around your lips to provide more coverage.
If you're sweating for no apparent reason and deodorant isn't making a difference, then you may be suffering from a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin injections are the best course of action as they can block the nerve signals in the area treated causing you to sweat, easing your symptoms and embarrassment.
A chronic migraine can have a huge impact on your life. If you've tried other treatment methods with no luck, then it could be worth giving botulinum toxin a try. When an experience medical practitioner uses small needles to inject Botox, it blocks pain signals and has been found to transform people's lives.
An overactive bladder occurs when the bladder muscles contract more frequently than normal and cause you to urinate more often. Botulinum toxin can reduce this muscle contraction and has been a successful treatment option for many years.
While botulinum toxin is not the only option available for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, it's certainly one of the most popular.
Any experienced practitioner will be able to discuss how best to treat the signs of ageing with you.
As you will have learnt, botulinum toxin (Botox, Bocouture, Azzalure, Letybo and Nuceiva) is a great tool to help you look younger and fresher. It’s important that you get treated by an experienced, medically trained, and qualified practitioner who will inject you safely.
As always, if you have any questions you can use our Botox Q&A where you can ask for more advice direct from a trusted, experienced medical practitioner.