Millions of people worldwide have used botulinum injections also known as Botox to reduce facial wrinkles. Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic therapies in the world today.
The amount of toxin used for cosmetic treatments such as Botox is very small and extremely safe. The toxin in Botox reversibly relaxes the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, which are lines that appear when you animate your face. Static wrinkles are lines that appear at rest which do not usually improve with Botulinum Toxin and may be best treated with fillers.
Botox is used to treat frown lines/forehead wrinkles and crows feet. Botox can be used to treat migraines and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) The effects of the injection for wrinkles initially last from 3-6 months with a longer duration after a course of 4 or 5 small injections.
Area 1 â Frown Lines
Frown wrinkles (Glabella wrinkles) are most commonly seen in patients with excessive sun exposure and those who have over activity of these muscles often associated with frowning.
Area 2- Forehead Wrinkles
Forehead wrinkles appear in horizontal lines in the area between the eyebrows and the hairline. These wrinkles are formed when eyebrows are raised.
Area 3 â Around the Eye Wrinkles (Crowâs Feet)
Crowâs Feet wrinkles (Peri-orbital wrinkles) are in the outer corner of the eyes and appear more prominent when laughing or smiling. These can result from excessive sun exposure combined with the skin becoming less elastic with age.