Botox® is one of the most popular procedures for addressing fine lines and wrinkles to enhance a more youthful-looking appearance. But which facial areas can Botox® effectively target? With board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift, you’ll discover how Botox® can help you look refreshed and take years off your appearance.
What Is Botox®?
Neuromodulators like Botox® and Dysport® interrupt the communication between nerves and muscles, eliminating muscle contractions that can cause skin to wrinkle. Temporarily halting repetitive facial expressions allows lines and wrinkles to soften.
With natural-looking results and minimal downtime, patients can often opt for spot treatment or a non-surgical facial optimization by pairing Botox® or Dysport® with dermal fillers. While it’s not a substitute for the permanent results of a surgical facelift, it can create noticeable results and dramatic rejuvenation for four to six months.
Facial Areas Botox® Can Improve
Often, the forehead is one of the first facial features to reveal signs of aging, making it ideal for Botox®. Typically, Botox® can minimize frown lines that make you look tired or angry.
For patients looking for a non-surgical anti-aging option, Botox® offers excellent results on the forehead and around the eyes and eyebrows. It is the first injectable treatment to receive FDA approval for treating three types of wrinkles: forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and the “11 lines” that form between the eyebrows.
The Botox® lip flip is a non-surgical lip enhancement that doesn’t add volume to the lips. It requires Botox® injections above the upper lip and the corners of the mouth. A lip flip relaxes the muscles, which allow the lips to curl outward to look plumper and more defined.
Botox® can also help address the appearance of perioral lines (smoker’s lines). While you don’t have to be a smoker to get these wrinkles, a little bit of Botox® helps treat the lines that appear when you purse your lips.
Skin begins to sag as it ages, including on your nose. If your nose has begun to appear longer or larger over the years, Botox® can help by treating the muscle that pulls it downward. With this simple treatment, the entire face often appears more lifted.
Neck and Jawline
We often neglect our necks when applying facial aging remedies like moisturizer and sunscreen. Botox® smooths and relaxes the horizontal lines, or banding, that can appear around your neck as you get older. It can also tighten jowls to help smooth the jawline and neck.
Patients who grind their teeth often experience jawline widening over time. By relaxing the muscles involved, Botox® helps soften the jawline and chin. This treatment also makes the cheeks appear fuller and more lifted.
Am I a Botox® Candidate?
Botox® candidates are those experiencing the early signs of aging and seeking effective, minimally invasive options for a more youthful-looking appearance.
Typically, candidates for Botox® should:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be non-smokers
- Live a healthy lifestyle
- Not be pregnant or nursing
- Have no history of neuromuscular diseases
- Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
Meredith Vandegrift, MD – Your Long Island Botox® Expert
The first step to ensuring optimal results from Botox® is choosing the right provider. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is your dedicated partner through every step of your injectable facial rejuvenation journey. Get ready to partner with one of Long Island’s best Botox® providers! Contact us today or call (631) 935-0303 to learn more!