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Which Wrinkles Can Botox Treat?

Published on February 28, 2019

Who doesn’t want to look young forever? The truth, unfortunately, is that no one can stop the passing of time. As you age, wrinkles start appearing on your skin, dragging down your overall appearance.

While aging is inevitable and you can’t do much to stop time in its tracks, there is a way to get rid of wrinkles. No, we haven’t found the Fountain of Youth. We’re talking about a procedure that smoothes away pesky wrinkles to reveal smooth and lovely skin — we’re talking about Botox. If you’re an Inland Empire patient looking for rejuvenation, look no further.

Botox: An Introduction

The bacterium Clostridium botulinum is used to make Botox. It is known to reduce muscle movements and prevent new wrinkles from developing. Botox injections block nerve signals, which relaxes facial muscles, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Types of Wrinkles That Botox Treats

There is a reason why Botox has become so popular since its introduction. Botox injections in the Inland Empire are quite versatile and can be used to treat many different types of facial wrinkles.

Glabellar Lines

Botox is particularly effective for treating glabellar lines. The glabella is the region between the eyebrows and above the nose. In many cases, glabellar lines are the first sign of aging. Even people as young as their mid-20s can experience glabellar lines.

To address this problem, doctors inject a controlled amount of Botox into their patient’s forehead muscles. During the procedure, the specialist takes special care to ensure that the shape of the eyebrows is not altered. Once injected, Botox relaxes the glabellar muscles, which helps to create a smoother-looking forehead.

Forehead Wrinkles

Horizontal forehead wrinkles are one of the most common types of facial wrinkles. These wrinkles can make a person look serious and angry even when they are calm and relaxed. Botox can help treat forehead wrinkles. Experts administering Botox for forehead wrinkles must take care to avoid over-treating them, since excess lift can result in an unattractive look.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet, or periorbital lines, branch from the outer corner of the eye when the person smiles. In many cases, crow’s feet are static, meaning they are present even when the person is not smiling.

On average, men who decide to opt for Botox to get rid of crow’s feet are administered 10 to 30 units of Botox. Women, on the other hand, are generally administered 4 to 20 units of Botox.

Typically, the procedure does not last more than 10 minutes. In most cases, patients start noticing results within one to two weeks from the date of the procedure.

Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are formed close to the top of the nose. Botox for bunny lines works by relaxing the nose muscles and preventing new lines from forming.

Chin Wrinkles

Many people have a wrinkled chin, also known as peau d’orange chin or orange peel chin. To smooth out the area, experts inject a controlled amount of Botox into the chin region.

Find Out More at Our Office

To find out more about the types of wrinkles that Botox can be used to treat, contact our office today for a consultation. Dr. Della Bennett, a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Inland Empire, will be happy to help.