What Facial Areas Can Be Treated With Botox?

Botox Treatment Santa MonicaWhen we age, imperfections begin to appear on our faces. Fine lines and deep creases mark your once beautiful and smooth skin. With innovations in science and technology, most people can prolong their youthful looks thanks to Botox, the most well-known anti-aging cosmetic product.  When properly administered by an experienced dermatologist, the treatment can create a beautiful, natural-looking, relaxed face. The best part is that only the area of the face injected with Botox will be relaxed. The treatment will not affect any other part of your body.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox works by reversibly blocking the process of neurotransmission, which stops the muscles that cause wrinkles from contracting. This reduces the development of any deep lines on the face as well as the fine lines. Additionally, Botox promotes new collagen development, lending a fuller and plumper look. A Botox injection takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require any kind of anesthesia. Botox results are seen within 3 to 5 days after injection and the full effects take 10 to 14 days.

Is There Any Discomfort?

All injections can hurt, but the syringes used for Botox injections are small, so pain is typically minimal. The dermatologist can numb the area with a cold pack or a topical anesthetic cream for 10 to 20 minutes before giving the injections, so you might not feel severe pain, if any. Realize that you might feel a little discomfort a few hours later, once the anesthetic cream has completely worn off. Most people who receive Botox treatments have no severe side effects, and carry on with their day-to-day activities without hindrance. The best dermatologist knows how to administer the injection to avoid side effects. This underscores the significance of finding a practitioner who boasts a wealth of experience in giving Botox injections, such as Dr. Ava and her expert team at Ava MD.

Which Facial Areas can be Treated with Botox?

Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles are a by-product of aging, and you can’t run away from them forever. If you are concerned about the premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or you wish to keep them at bay for as long as you can, Botox can help. Botox injections for forehead wrinkles are an excellent option for achieving a youthful and relaxed look. Botox can relax the fine lines and wrinkles by reducing the ability of these muscles to contract. Be sure to visit an experienced dermatologist because poor administration and monitoring can result in the treated muscles becoming so weak that you cannot raise your brows.

Frown Lines

Frown lines are vertical lines that sit between and above the eyebrow. Similar to forehead wrinkles, as we age frown lines become more and more prominent. Every time you frown, these muscles contract, forming vertical frown lines that are similar to an accordion when it’s compressed. As demonstrated by its huge global popularity and success, Botox works extremely well in removing frown lines or preventing the lines from becoming deeper. Men require more units of Botox than women when treating frown lines because their facial muscles are usually larger and thicker.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are those fine lines and wrinkles that extend from the side of your eyes towards your temples, although most people like to call them laughter lines. Fine lines usually appear when the skin loses both collagen and hyaluronic acid. Botox remains the best injectable treatment for crow’s feet. This injectable cosmetic treatment relaxes the muscles that crinkle whenever we grin. This procedure can be done within 30 minutes at Dr. Ava’s office, a spa center or plastic surgeon’s office and involves no discomfort. Because different muscles are involved, using it to treat crow’s feet won’t create a glassy, frozen appearance.

Under-Eye Lines

Under-eye lines are triggered by repeated movement of the muscles around the eye and the cheek as well as thinning of the skin due to aging. Botox for fine lines can help to soften the wrinkles under your eyes by relaxing the muscles around the eyes, giving a smoother look. The best thing is that it requires a very small amount and can help soften wrinkles under the eyes. However, Botox won’t reduce all the wrinkles like you may see in crow’s feet or the forehead region, instead you will notice a soft relaxation under the eyes, and you might also notice a bright, open appearance of your eyes.

Marionette Lines

Marionette lines are wrinkles that run from the side of the mouth towards the jawline. Often times, the sides of the mouth are turned downwards, leading to an angry, dissatisfied appearance. Marionette lines are triggered by skin laxity. The dermatologists at Ava MD can administer Botox to reduce these frown lines. These injections take approximately 30 seconds. A slight bruising can occur, but this can be concealed with makeup. The effect usually kicks in after 3 to 10 days and lasts between 2 to 7 months.

The position of the brow on the face is usually a function of muscles above and below the eyebrows raising and lowering each brow. The procedure is very quick and involves less discomfort. The dermatologist usually injects Botox into the muscles that help pull the eyebrows down, effectively reducing a droopy or hooded appearance. Because Botox works by preventing the transmission of impulses to the treated muscles, those muscles that help elevate the brows can function without any resistance from the muscles that keep them down.

Find Botox Care Today

Botox can be safely used by almost anyone except pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers or people who are under medication for some neurological conditions. If you want to erase fine lines and wrinkles and get back the youthful looks you have always yearned for, contact the dermatologists at Ava MD by calling 310.828.2282 or contacting them online. They boast a wealth of experience in this field, so you can rest assured that they will help bring back the youthful look you once had.