Before you start getting wrinkles and other visible signs of aging, you think there’s just one kind of wrinkle — the bad kind. When they start to show themselves across your face, you begin to realize that not all wrinkles are created equal. There are crow’s feet that can begin to announce your age. The forehead wrinkles that before were a sign of a mind at work, but have somehow made a permanent settlement across your brow.
Thankfully, BOTOX® can help tackle all sorts of wrinkles from hairline to chin. What kinds of wrinkles does BOTOX help? Here are 7 common facial wrinkles and how BOTOX can help you tackle each one for a more youthful face.
1. Forehead Wrinkles
Starting from the top, BOTOX can help smooth out the appearance of forehead wrinkles. In fact, it’s famous for it. The forehead is the area that BOTOX is most associated with — and for good reason. The large muscle that sits across the forehead is the frontalis muscle.
When BOTOX is injected into the frontalis muscles, it temporarily paralyzes the muscle and halts the contractions responsible for the appearance of forehead wrinkles when you raise your eyebrows. This means you can say goodbye to that furrowed brow and hello to a smoother forehead that doesn’t show those visible signs of aging.
2. Glabellar Lines
Glabellar lines are vertical wrinkles that make their home right between your eyebrows above your nose in the glabellar region of your face. These are the dreaded 11 lines and are a very common area for BOTOX treatment.
The lines can be a result of a number of facial movements, but can often translate to a scowl, making you look angrier than you actually are. BOTOX treatments can relax the muscles in this area, melting away the unsightly 11 and restoring a more youthful appearance.
3. Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet can happen to anyone, and their presence isn’t always linked to age. In fact, most men and women experience crow’s feet from squinting, smiling or scrunching up their face.
Often, they’re seen as a sign of a life lived smiling. But sometimes crow’s feet are deep and persistent enough to cause us to feel self-conscious. Thankfully, crow’s feet are among the types of wrinkles BOTOX can help address.
4. Bunny Lines
Bunny lines happen right on the bridge of your nose and can actually be made more prominent by having BOTOX in other areas of the face, like the forehead and crow’s feet. BOTOX can also be the solution to the crinkly bunny lines.
During your BOTOX consultation, ask your provider about dealing with bunny lines at the same time as you deal with forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. This could save you a trip back to the office and make for an overall smoother appearance.
5. Marionette Lines
Vertical lines that begin around the mouth and move down toward the chin are often referred to as marionette lines, because of their resemblance to the moving mouths of wooden puppets. These lines can be an instantly telling sign of age.
BOTOX once again can help handle these lines and are often paired with dermal fillers to restore volume to the area. This combination can create a natural-looking result.
6. Lipstick Lines
Lipstick lines are another common type of wrinkle that BOTOX can help. These are the thin lines that occur around the upper lip that lipstick can bleed into. There are many factors that contribute to their appearance — everything from genetics to a lifelong smoking habit. But BOTOX can help combat them all. Many people, women especially, also choose to consider fillers to add youthful volume to the lips.
7. Chin Dimples
The final type of wrinkle that BOTOX can help address is unwanted chin dimples. Not the adorable chin dimple that babies have. But rather, dimpling that, over time, can give the chin a sort of aging orange peel appearance. BOTOX, often alongside dermal fillers, can help relax the muscles of the chin and smooth out the appearance of dimples in the area, making your face appear more youthful.
Dr. Small runs Ocean Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. The mission of the practice is to provide exemplary holistic care through innovation, technical skill and compassion with unparalleled service. He provides comprehensive cosmetic, laser skincare and reconstructive services.