BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary).
Simply put, think of Botox as ironing out the wrinkles in your face, and injectable fillers as softening the deep folds from the bottom up. Botox works to smooth out wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that are the actual underlying cause of the wrinkles themselves. Take a look at the area between your eyes in a mirror: when you frown, muscles over each brow pull in towards the nose and cause the skin to crinkle into vertical lines. These are often referred to as “The 11’s” since it can look like the number 11 is over your nose. Botox has excellent effects in this area by relaxing the muscles that cause the 11’s, giving the eyes a happier, more approachable appearance.
Botox is also very effective when used for the wrinkles around the eyes known as “crow’s feet.” These lines are a result of smiling and squinting. When the 11’s and the crow’s feet are both treated, a nice natural elevation of the brow occurs; this is called the “Botox Browlift.”
Botox can also be used for wrinkles on the nose or for the horizontal wrinkles across the upper forehead. In the lower face, the corners of the mouth can be lifted with small injections.
Botox lasts, on average, about 3-4 months, though some patients notice that the effects last longer after 3 or 4 Botox treatments.
- 11’s of the brow
- Crow’s feet around eyes
- Horizontal lines of forehead
- Brow lift
- Bunny Lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Neck line