It can be difficult to look and feel your best when you’re bothered by the wrinkles around your eyes, between your eyebrows, and across your forehead. It also doesn’t help that these lines become more prominent as you age.Thankfully, while aging is a fact of life – looking your age doesn’t have to be.
In fact, there’s a way to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and even improve your jawline’s contour.
Botox®: What Is It?
Botox® is a form of botulinum toxin or a “wrinkle relaxer” made by Allergan. It is the most well-known neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to smooth and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Originally, it was developed for medical conditions such as cerebral palsy. Its use has since then been extended to treat dynamic facial wrinkles like forehead lines and frown lines between the eyebrows. However, Botox® is not limited to improving fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used by qualified injectors to create a more contoured jawline and for a slimmer face, among others.
Enhancing the Face With Botox®
Botox® cosmetics can enhance your facial features by reducing wrinkles and eliminating signs of aging.
These are some of the areas of the face that Botox® can improve:
These are the little lines radiating from the outer corners of your eyes. Over time, repetitive facial movements can cause permanent wrinkles in these areas.
Botox® helps by temporarily relaxing the muscle contractions around the eyes to soften the look of these crow’s feet wrinkles.
Botox® injections can help reduce the appearance of forehead lines, which are oftentimes caused by age, an unhealthy diet, and stress.
As you age, your skin will lose its elasticity, leading to more prominent lines. Good thing it can be addressed. When injected into the forehead, Botox® helps prevent further wrinkle development.
Glabellar or “11” Lines
When you frown or squint constantly, you can develop frown lines between the eyebrows. These are called glabellar lines and it’s a very common concern among Botox® patients. Fortunately, you can also reduce these vertical lines with Botox® injections.
Enhancing the Jawline With Botox®
Having a sharp jawline definitely improves your face structure and can even make you look younger. However, this becomes more difficult to achieve as you age.
When injected into the chewing muscle, Botox® helps to slim the jawline to create a sleeker contour and a more V-shaped lower face.
However, it’s important to note that this procedure is not for everyone and that it’s important to consult with an experienced injector, such as the ones at Restore Center for Aesthetics, to see if Botox® is suitable for you.
Ideal Candidates for Botox®
Botox® is recommended by most doctors as early as your mid-20s to early 30s as a preventive measure. However, if you’re already in your 40s or older, it’s still not too late to reap the benefits.
Generally, a good candidate for Botox® is a healthy adult who does not have any neuromuscular disease, hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin product, or infection in the area of concern.
Find out how Botox® can help you improve your overall facial appearance. Call us today or visit our clinic in Munster, IN.