If you focus on your facial lines each time you look in the mirror, you may be considering a cosmetic upgrade. Fortunately, it is not necessary to commit to plastic surgery to refresh your face. Botox, a popular injectable treatment, can help you to achieve a smoother, younger-looking face for less money than surgery and without the weeks of downtime. In this blog, Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Galiano explains the most effective areas for Botox.
How Botox Works
Before understanding what are the most affective areas for Botox, it is important to know how this treatment works. Facial muscles move when making expressions, causing lines to form on the face. On lax or older skin, these lines can linger for longer and longer. Botox is a botulinum toxin that can safely be injected to temporarily relax these muscles so they do not retract. With the muscles immobilized, the lines have a chance to soften and fade from the face.
Where Botox Is Effective
Botox works best where muscle movements cause lines to form. (Wrinkles created by sagging skin are better treated by dermal fillers.) Accordingly, here is where Dr. Galiano’s patients see great results from Botox:
By administering Botox into the forehead, Dr. Galiano can soften the horizontal creases that make the face look upset, sad or prematurely old.
The two vertical glabellar lines between the eyebrows become deeper set with age, causing you to look perpetually angry or dubious. Botox injections prevent these lines from appearing (and lingering) when the face makes a variety of expressions.
Platysmal bands or vertical cords can become more prominent on the neck with age. Botox relaxes these muscles to provide the neck with smoother, younger contours.
Those pesky fine lines develop at the outer corners of the eyes due to repeated smiling and squinting. Although these lines age the face, Botox can reduce their visibility.
Botox is also suitable for mimicking a brow lift. With strategic Botox injections, Dr. Galiano can slightly raise sunken eyebrows so that they achieve a youthful arch and help convey happier facial expressions.
Make an Appointment for Botox
The most effective areas for Botox is an easy, non-invasive way to minimize the lines on your face. If you are interested to see just how well Botox can rejuvenate your face, schedule a conversation with board-certified Dr. Galiano to learn more. He has the expertise to strategically inject Botox in a way that maximizes the effects while ensuring the results still appear natural.
For an appointment, call 312-926-4382 or fill out this form today.