Common Treatment Areas with BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection
Currently BOTOX® Cosmetic is indicated for the aesthetic use on the upper portion of the face for mild to moderate:
- Glabellar Lines
- Upper Forehead Lines
- Crows Feet
There are several factors which can cause facial lines to form which include the natural aging process, gravity, muscle movement and sun damage.
A wrinkle is essentially a crease, line, fold or furrow in the skin.
Types of Wrinkles
There are 2 types of wrinkles, static and dynamic. Dynamic expression lines are formed only when the underlying muscle is contracted and subsequent folding of the skin appears to allow for muscle movement.
Static lines appear without muscle movement when the face is motionless or at rest. Over time static lines appear due to the diminishing quality of the skin (decreased elasticity and thickness) and therefore the skin has more of an ability to become etched with creases.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works at best improving dynamic expression lines to help slow the formation of further skin wrinkling and static lines. For deep static furrows (wrinkles) a dermal filler may be the best option at smoothing out the skin.
Upper Forehead Lines
Upper facial rhytides or the horizontal lines on the forehead are caused from the motion of raising the eyebrows. Raising the eyebrows is due to the contraction of the frontalis muscle. When we worry, are surprised, or need to lift the eyelid for a clearer vision, this is when we most commonly use these muscles.
For those with heavy brows and lids, the raising of the eyebrows may occur more often than in others. After the age of 30 most individuals eyebrows begin to droop so unconsciously the forehead muscles contract to allow for the elevation of the upper eyelids for a clearer vision. This constant motion will help contribute to horizontal wrinkles along the forehead.
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Also referred to medically as lateral canthal lines, this is the most recent indication that BOTOX® Cosmetic has been approved for.
The orbicularis oculi is responsible for allowing the eyes to blink and close, they are situated at the eyelids, on the temple of the head, and some parts of the cheeks. With age, this muscle causes the formation of "crow's feet".
Smiling and squinting are the major actions and expressions that cause us to use the muscles around the eyes. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is performed correctly it should allow you to not be “frozen” but still allow for you to make expressions.
Glabella Lines (The Frown)
In facial anatomy, the muscles that help move the brow are situated around the eyebrows and in the forehead. The corrugator supercilii are the small muscles that are set deeply in the skin, starting from the beginning of the eyebrows near the nose. Fibres of this muscle then spread out laterally, and are responsible for moving the eyebrows downward and toward the nose. Any furrows on the forehead that appear vertically are also a result of these muscles.
Directly near the corrugator supercilii is the sphincter muscle, the procerus muscles.The actions of these two muscles are directly responsible in the formation of glabellar lines.
The frown can also be referred to as “the 11’s”. The units of BOTOX® Cosmetic needed will vary based on the individual and their facial anatomy.