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9 Best Places for Botox to Be Used

9 Best Places for Botox to Be Used

Nobody likes wrinkles. In fact, much of our daily skincare routines and habits are created specifically to keep those annoying folds and lines away. But eventually, despite our best efforts, wrinkles come for us all.

While prevention might be the focus when you are younger, once wrinkles develop, there is little you can do at home to help smooth them over. This is why Botox injections and other wrinkle relaxer treatments are in the millions every year — the best way to get rid of them is through quick, easy in-office treatments.

And, as it turns out, Botox can do more than just treat wrinkles. But where exactly does Botox work the best? Here is a list of 9 of the most commonly treated areas by Botox injections.

1. Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead lines are often referred to as glabellar lines in reference to the glabella, the smooth area on the forehead between the eyebrows. They are one of the most prevalent types of wrinkles because of how reliant our expressions are on using our eyebrows. Surprise, sadness, happiness and even pensiveness have distinguishable eyebrow movements.

The worst part is that when you look in the mirror you may not notice them since they often only form when you are using those muscles, giving you a false sense of cosmetic security as you examine your facial condition every morning or night.

2. Frown Lines

Directly under forehead wrinkles is another notorious group of wrinkles: frown lines. These lines develop directly between the eyebrows. They are usually vertical on either side of the face, creating a drastic outline above your nose that is very noticeable when someone is looking at or speaking with you.

While frown lines are apparent, they often only need small doses of Botox to achieve full correction. This is because the muscles that cause these wrinkles are also small, allowing for a quick, painless fix.

3. Droopy Eyebrows

As we move slightly to the side of the frown lines, we come to the area beneath the eyebrows. While wrinkles in this area aren’t necessarily a huge concern, sagging is another story. The muscles on the eyebrows slowly lose their integrity as we age, causing them to pull down and create the appearance of droopy eyebrows.

It might seem counterintuitive to use Botox in the muscle area of the eyebrow to create a lift, but by relieving the pressure from the pulling muscle with wrinkle injections, the eyebrows can actually achieve a pretty substantial lifting effect.

4. Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the closest neighbor to droopy eyebrows when it comes to conditions prime for Botox treatment. These unfortunate wrinkles develop directly on the side of the eyes — the focal point of our faces and the area that people are fixated on when we interact with them. It is probably one of the most common and substantially aging types of wrinkles that exist.
Luckily, Botox can make quick works of these wrinkles by targeting the direct muscles responsible for folding the skin near the eyes. When movement is restricted, the skin will have a chance to smooth out and rid itself of these wrinkles.

5. Lip Lines

Lip lines, smoker’s lines, lipstick lines — there are plenty of names for these wrinkles. They form directly above the upper lip and below the bottom lip. They are often very small and most prevalent when pursing your lips together; hence the numerous aliases they have been awarded over the years.

Preventing the pursing motion is the most effective way to reduce the appearance of lip lines. Not only will an immediate improvement be noticeable by stopping the motion that reveals them, but long-term results are also possible by giving the skin time to relax.

6. Gummy Smiles

We place a lot of emphasis on the attractiveness of a smile. But even if you have pearly white teeth and a picturesque dentition, an overly gummy appearance could throw the natural balance of your smile off.

When we smile, a group of muscles is pulling up on our lips to reveal our teeth. Botox can stop this process to whatever degree is needed, preventing too much gum from being exposed and achieving a more harmonious smile.

7. Droopy Smiles

Sometimes, people are born with congenital issues or develop other concerns that cause parts of their faces to emote more than the others. If you are smiling and your left side doesn’t extend to the same distance as your right side, a pronounced asymmetry occurs.

Luckily, balance can be achieved by using Botox in the more expressive side or area of the face. Many people are concerned that this will make them appear emotionless, but it creates a much more aesthetically pleasing opportunity to use facial expressions in practice.

8. Sharp Jawlines

Traditional masculine ideals of beauty include a rugged, strong, sharp jawline. But if you are partial to a softer, more traditionally feminine appearance, you may be looking for a way to tone down the harshness of your jawline. Botox can be injected directed into the jaw muscles to weaken the tension and soften the overall appearance.

9. Chin Dimpling

When we talk about chin dimpling, we aren’t talking about a single divot like the ones we find in cheeks. Chin dimpling is actually caused by the deterioration of the skin near the chin, creating an appearance that resembles cellulite in the legs. This is typically noticeable during certain expressions when the chin is stretched, but it can add a lot of years to your overall appearance.

Botox Treatment in Redlands, CA

If you are interested in learning more about Botox and how it can help you, schedule a consultation with Senza Aesthetic Medicine by calling (909) 793-3563. You can also fill out our online contact form if you prefer to receive a call back at a more convenient time. We are a short drive away for anyone in the San Bernardino or Inland Empire area, and we are looking forward to being a trusted ally for you during your aesthetic journey!