There are several different uses for Botox. At The Plastic Surgery Group, we want our patients to know about all of their options for Botox so that they are able to achieve the best aesthetic results possible. Below are some of the different ways our surgeons utilize Botox as a non-surgical approach for common aesthetic complaints of our patients.
As a natural part of the aging process, the eyebrows will begin to sag. This creates an extremely tired look and makes patients look older than they feel. Botox can be expertly utilized to tighten the brow area and create a more lifted look – making the eyes look brighter and younger without a surgical brow lift.
Self-conscious about those forehead wrinkles? Forehead wrinkles are usually the first wrinkles younger adults experience. A simple Botox injection will diminish the appearance of forehead wrinkles and leave your face looking refreshed.
This common complaint occurs due to a loss of elasticity in the chin over time, creating a rough, dimpled looking chin. Botox is a simple solution as it restores elasticity and reduces the “orange peel” appearance.
Eleven lines are the two lines inside of the brow (which resemble a number eleven) that appear when scowling or concentrating. For some patients, these wrinkles are always present, creating a tired aesthetic. Botox can reduce these lines and make the face look much younger.
When the upper gums are prominently exposed, usually due to small teeth or thin upper lips, this is commonly referred to as a gummy smile. While a more invasive surgical approach may be taken, Botox can effectively reduce the appearance of gummy lips without requiring an invasive procedure. Botox will be injected into the upper lip, forcing it to relax so that it does not rise as high and expose the gums.
By blocking the neurotransmitters that signal the sweat glands to produce sweat, Botox is extremely effective in preventing armpit sweating for those suffering from hyperhidrosis. While more permanent procedures (such as a sympathectomy) are available, Botox is a noninvasive and effective alternative.
For patients suffering with a prominent or uneven jaw, Botox can be utilized to minimize its appearance. The injection is made into the masseter muscles of the jaw, which will slim the jaw. Effects last about three months after Botox is injected, however, it has been reported that after repeat procedures the muscles get smaller.
While a neck lift is a permanent solution to turkey neck and provides dramatically beautiful results, Botox is a less invasive option that will yield great results. If you are unsure whether to move forward with a neck lift or Botox, speak with a surgeon to determine what would be the best route.
Wrinkles in the upper lip are common in most people’s later years of life. Creating an overall aged appearance, Botox is usually the best approach for minimizing these wrinkles and creating a more youthful look.
Full lips are very “in” right now, so many patients are coming to us looking to achieve full yet natural looking lips. The lip flip is when the upper lip flips slightly outward, creating an attractive pout. One way this can be achieved effectively is through Botox.