At any time in our lives, virtually all of us wish to be our most beautiful selves, both inside and out. But inevitably, time, more often than not, seems to always catch up. While we would like to age gracefully, sometimes it gets challenging to come to terms with the presence of wrinkles and fine lines on our faces.
Fortunately, Botox treatments can help solve the problem of unwanted wrinkles and fine lines. Within just a few minutes, one can tell the difference in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with the help of Botox treatments. From the forehead to the neck, wrinkles can be minimized as you relax different facial muscles using Botox. But while there are many frequently asked questions about Botox treatment, a prominent one lies: Where exactly can Botox be applied on the face?
Read on as we share the areas of the face that respond well to Botox treatment.
1. Forehead lines
Since forehead muscles are constantly utilized, they are among the first facial features to exhibit signs of aging – especially when there are excessive lines that give the skin an aged appearance. As we age, forehead lines, often known as surprise lines or forehead wrinkles, become more visible. As a result, the forehead is among the commonly treated areas for Botox since they are tough to conceal.
Thankfully, Botox treatment for forehead lines is simple, quick, and painless, requiring no anesthesia. With about 10 to 30 units (measurement of the amount of Botox injected into the body), its results can last up to 6 months.
2. Frown lines
Frown lines, also known as glabellar lines, are vertical lines that emerge between the brows on one’s forehead – giving the face an upset, angry, or fatigued appearance. Thus, this is a particularly effective region to use Botox, as it helps reduce the depth of these lines. With the help of 10 to 25 units of Botox, it can subtly soften these frown lines, giving individuals a more relaxed and rejuvenated look.
Should the frown lines be deeply set, certified doctors may propose treatment with dermal filler combined with Botulinum Toxin; it is a highly effective approach to filling and smoothing the area consecutively.
3. Eyebrow lift
On youthful faces, the brow is strongly supported and maintains a high position over the eye. Unfortunately, the effects of aging may cause the brow to descend, producing a hooded appearance of the eyelid. This might result in horizontal folds around the skin.
Botulinum Toxin injections can successfully offset this appearance by elevating and defining the brows. However, to prevent the recognized overarched, surprised look, around 2 to 5 units are more than enough to be applied in this area.
4. Crow’s feet
When one smiles or laughs, crow’s feet are the small, fine lines that extend from the corners of their eyes. At times, these fine lines are apparent, often due to their association with aging. Fret not; 5 to 15 units of Botox injections per side perform remarkably effectively in easing their appearance and providing one with a more youthful look. As such, it is one of the most popular areas for Botox treatments.
5. Bunny lines
Bunny lines, known as nasalis lines, are diagonal lines that run from either side of the nose and are caused by an overactive nasalis muscle. As one flares their nostrils or makes specific facial motions, such as laughing or smiling profoundly, these muscles can be seen in action. The older we get, the overuse of the nasalis muscle will cause these bunny lines to get etched into the skin. Ultimately, this makes them visible even when the face is at rest. In most cases, about 5 to 10 units of Botox can reduce the appearance of bunny lines.
6. Marionette lines
Marionette lines go from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. In addition to that, some individuals also face an issue with drooping mouths. A Botox treatment between 3 to 6 units helps to combat these issues. It smoothes the wrinkles and lines on the sides of the mouth while lifting the corners of the mouth.
When it comes to jawlines, most would prefer a well-defined one. Even in youth and at the ideal body weight, some people’s features could simply never achieve the chiseled jaw they seek. Others, on the other hand, may have a solid facial contour that begins losing its chiseled look with weight or age changes. With 40 units of Botox per side, individuals are able to achieve the jawline that they desire.
Wrinkles and lines on the neck can develop as we age owing to a variety of circumstances, such as overworked facial muscles, weakened collagen, genetics, and more.
In a technique known as the ‘Nefertiti lift’, Botox injections can be utilized to relax the two types of lines on the neck:
Individuals who exercise often tend to acquire rope-like vertical protrusions on their necks that are most noticeable when talking. These bands form as a result of the platysma muscles. Years of tension in the jaw, straining, and eating causes them to grow and strengthen. These platysma muscles extend from the top of the chest to the lower jawline and become more visible when a person grins.
Horizontal wrinkles or bands on the neck emerge naturally as one age. These lines can be reduced by injecting small doses of Botulinum Toxin above and below the wrinkles, as well as all the way around the neck.
9. Dimpled chin
As we grow older, these wrinkles and creases occur due to fat loss in and around the chin. Moreover, they may develop in younger individuals due to an overactive mentalis muscle – a dimpling effect is achieved by pulling the chin up with the mentalis muscles. With 2 to 6 units of Botox, it minimizes the look of wrinkles on the chin.
A younger appearance awaits @ The Clifford Clinic
Among the most significant benefits of Botox treatment is its ability to provide natural-looking results when performed correctly by a qualified and experienced doctor! As professionals in the field, they should be able to recommend expert advice regarding the areas of your face that can benefit greatly from the Botox treatment.
At The Clifford Clinic, we firmly believe that our patients should work with a certified and trusted doctor that they can rely on to deliver an effective and safe Botox treatment. Our skilled doctors are trained both locally and abroad in Aesthetic Medicine, and have over 40 years of combined experience across a wide range of treatments, including hair transplant, acne scar treatment, and acne treatment in Singapore.
It is time you end the worry of erasing wrinkles and fine lines once and for all – book an appointment with us today!