By now, you probably know that Botox® is a great choice for people who want to smooth away signs of aging.
But exactly which aging symptoms can it treat? Can it minimize the appearance of all wrinkles, or is it only effective at treating specific wrinkles?
We’ve got the answers you’ve been looking for. Take a look at what Botox® can treat, as well as how to tell if you’re a good candidate for Botox® injections.
What Can Botox® Treat?
Botox® is FDA-approved to treat specific types of facial wrinkles, including:
- Glabellar lines (frown lines)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
Botox® is highly effective at smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines that tend to form on the forehead region and between the eyebrows, where frown lines tend to be most obvious. Botox can also be used off label to soften vertical lip lines, a pebbly chin and a downturned mouth.
This makes Botox® one of the most effective anti-wrinkle treatments for lines caused by frequent muscle movements, like frowning, squinting, pursing, brow furrowing, and more.
Why is Botox® So Effective at Treating Facial Wrinkles?
Botox® is so effective at treating wrinkles because it’s formulated to tackle the issues that actually cause these lines: chronic, muscle movements.
FDA-approved Botox® contains botulinum toxin, a safe neuroprotein that works to block the nerve endings’ signals to the muscles at the treatment site. When this happens, those microscopic muscle movements temporarily stop, meaning your lines and wrinkles appear softer and less visible.
This temporary stop to chronic facial movements – like squinting and brow-furrowing – can help erase the lines caused by these movements, thus helping you appear younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Getting rid of muscle movements that also add to aging by pulling brows or the corners of the lips down can literally add a lift, by raising eyebrows attractively, and making the depressed lip corners more horizontal.
Are You a Good Candidate for Botox®?
You’re a good candidate for Botox® injections if you have mild to moderate forehead lines and frown lines, which are typically located between the eyebrows, deepening crow’s feet, prominent horizontal lines on the forehead, prominent vertical bands on the neck, or bunny lines on each side of the bridge of the nose.
Botox is not only effective, but is incredibly safe, both in its actions, and also because it can often be performed with a mask on, has no interactions with vaccines and looks good on zoom or in person!
Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation
Want to learn more about what facial wrinkles Botox® can treat?
Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation, or call our Wellesley Hills, MA office directly to schedule – (781) 416-3500.
Krauss Dermatology serves the greater Boston area.