If you’ve never had Botox injections before, you may have questions about what lines and wrinkles Botox can be used to treat, and which could be improved with other non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers.
Botox injections are ideal for treating the lines and wrinkles that have been caused by the repeated contraction of your expressive facial muscles. When we’re younger, the skin has enough collagen and elastin, as well as other essential proteins and carbohydrates, to support those expressive areas and look fresh and smooth when the face is relaxed. Over the years, you will begin to notice fine lines and wrinkles that look more prominent when you’re being expressive and still appear on your resting face.
Because Botox injections temporarily stop carefully chosen facial muscles from contracting, this treatment is ideal for expressive lines rather than the deeper static lines around your nose and mouth – dermal fillers are more appropriate for these.
Working down from your forehead, this means that they can be used to treat:
- Frown lines/Glabella lines
- Forehead wrinkles/Horizontal brow lines
- Crow’s Feet/Laughter lines
- Bunny lines
- Smokers’ lines
- Sad mouth
- Gummy smile
- Neck lines
Botox injections can be used to create a non-surgical brow lift to significantly reduce the appearance of lines of your forehead and open up your eye area by subtly lifting your eyebrows.
In some cases, Botox injections can also be effective for lifting the muscles around your jawline, so that your profile looks less jowly.
Choosing the right clinic for your Botox injections
When looking for a clinic to have wrinkle reducing injections, it’s important to choose one that is medically-led. Injections using Botulinum Toxin Type A should always be approved by a prescribing medical professional such as a doctor, dentist or nurse prescriber. Ask about their credentials – they should be happy to tell you more.
You should have a detailed discussion about the potential side effects, aftercare and realistic results of this treatment, so that you know enough to make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.
It’s also important to ask what brand of Botulinum Toxin Type A your practitioner is using and in what quantity. A good practitioner will understand how to artfully enhance your appearance so that you look rejuvenated but natural – a refreshed version of you!
If you would like to find out more about Botox in Peterborough or King’s Lynn at The Cosmetic Clinic, call us on 01733 310090 to book an appointment.