It’s inevitable that as we get older, the more we’ll start to notice fine lines and wrinkles starting to appear on our face, starting with crows feet at the eye area and gradually spreading to the rest of the face. Botox is a safe, simple and gentle treatment that stays in the area where it’s been injected and it doesn’t travel anywhere else in the body. Botox can treat lots of areas, depending on the way your facial muscles work when making expressions.
Areas affected by expressive and static lines:
- Frown lines – we might find that over time, deep lines between the eyebrows and above the nose become quite prominent. Frown lines can appear as two deep furrows that sit between the eyebrows and they are sometimes called the number 11’s. To stop you overworking this area, botox injections can relax the muscle, which will also help to lessen the static groove.
- Forehead – we tend to get both expressive and static lines forming horizontally across our forehead. These wrinkles can dramatically age your appearance, but the use of botox will relax the lines, and stop the area from over-expressing.
- Eyes – crows feet at the corner of the eyes are a big concern for lots of people. The eyes are one of the most obvious areas for showing age, and with it being a delicate area you should always choose an experienced, highly skilled practitioner to treat them. The eyes are one of the most commonly requested areas for botox treatment.
- Bunny Lines – these are the straight, slightly diagonal lines on both sides of the nose, under the bridge, that appear when we smile or laugh. They become obvious when we screw up our nose when laughing, or through the natural process of ageing.
- Brow – we have muscles in the face that pull down the eyebrows and muscles that lift up the eyebrows. Injecting botox into the muscles that pull downwards is an ideal way to lift the brow area as it relaxes the muscles that we use to frown, and this lifts the weight that we naturally want to push down.
- Jaw line – botox can relax and shrink the enlarged masseter muscle on the jaw line near the ear. Botox injections can streamline the area, giving a smooth, heart-shaped jaw line, softening the contour of your lower facial area.
This relaxation of the muscles lasts for several months, and then the treated muscles gradually return to their original condition. Botox gradually wears off naturally after about 3-6 months. The key to successful botox is subtlety; enhancing your face with careful and well thought out treatment, striving to give your face a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance, and avoiding a frozen or startled look. A fully trained, experienced practitioner should always carry out these treatments, as the face is a delicate area to work on.