What Can It Do?
Preventative Botox reduces the formation of further wrinkles in the face. Botox is indicated for:
Smoothing wrinkles on the forehead. Forehead lines are also expression lines. Over activity in these areas cause the first signs of aging in the forehead and surrounding area.
Reducing glabellar lines, also known as frown lines. Botox smooths out the areas, resulting in a more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance between the brows. It’s common to engage the procerus muscles when doing mundane activities without realizing that you are activating these muscles. This includes reading, watching TV, or looking at your phone screen.
Reducing crow’s-feet around the eyes. Crow’s feet wrinkles are more pronounced during conversation or laughter. They can make the area around the eyes appear squinted and aged. Botox injection to the crow’s-feet area smooths out the fine lines and wrinkles and can make the eyes appear more open and alert.
Reducing the masseter jawline. The chewing masseter muscles can become over developed in some people. Botox injections reduce the activity in those muscles by preventing further contraction so the masseter muscles are not overused.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Patients who are experiencing the early signs of aging in their facial skin are usually ideal candidates for Botox injections. Botox requires little preparation or post-op care. Some precautionary steps to achieve optimal results include the following:
– Avoid sleep or lying down for at least 4 hours immediately following Botox injections.
– Avoid any cardiovascular activity or exercise for the remainder of the day after Botox injections.
– Avoid activities that increase heart rate. A rapid heart rate increases blood supply and can potentially cause unwanted distribution of Botox to the surrounding areas.
– Unlike dermal fillers, Botox injections cannot be reversed, so conservative amounts should be requested for first-time users. This allows the product to fully settle in before the outcome of results is decided on.