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What Kinds of Wrinkles Does Botox® Treat?

What Kinds of Wrinkles Does Botox® Treat?

Wrinkles and fine lines are an inevitable side effect of aging. How wrinkles affect your face depend a lot on your genetics and your lifestyle — too much time in the sun, an unhealthy diet, and smoking can speed up their formation. 

One of the reasons wrinkles develop is because of the slowing of collagen production. Collagen is a primary skin protein that gives your dermis strength, resilience, and tautness. When collagen breaks down, wrinkles that appear when you make expressions — like smile or frown — start to etch into your skin. 

If you’re bothered by wrinkles, take action to reduce their appearance. Always use sun protection, drink plenty of water, and quit smoking. 

Cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers and neuromodulators, like Botox®, also help smooth out lines and wrinkles. Botox works most effectively on dynamic wrinkles, the ones caused by repeated facial movements. 

Fillers work on static wrinkles, or the wrinkles that are evident even when your face is relaxed. 

Our experienced technicians at Ego strategically apply Botox to address wrinkles all over your face. Here are the areas that they may treat to help get you a more youthful, relaxed look.  Find out why Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. 

Frown lines

Frown lines, clinically known as glabellar lines, form just between your eyebrows and right above the nose. Sometimes called the “11s,” glabellar lines form when you focus intently, frown, or scowl. 

Botox smooths out these lines so you look more welcoming and relaxed. 

Crow’s feet

The skin around the eyes is thin, and it’s common for wrinkles to form on the outer corners. Crow’s feet may be noticeable even when your face is relaxed, but they become especially prevalent when you smile. 

Although Botox can’t promise a complete erasure of these lines, it can greatly soften their appearance both when your face is at rest and when you grin. 

Horizontal forehead lines

A muscle called the frontalis spreads across the forehead. It’s responsible for raising your eyebrows inquisitively. It also creates folds when you scowl. Botox helps the frontalis relax so the lines that form when you make these expressions aren’t as noticeable. 

Lower face wrinkles

Although Botox is FDA-approved for forehead lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet, the injectable can be used in areas of the lower face to ease lines and wrinkles.

We may use Botox to smooth the bunny lines that occur on the bridge of the nose between the eyes. 

Botox can also be effective on the vertical lipstick lines that form above the upper lip. Muscular movements like puckering and smoking can contribute to these lines' development. Relaxing the muscles with Botox makes them less noticeable. 

Marionette lines start at the corners of the mouth and branch down to the chin. Botox can lift the muscles that contribute to the drooping action that causes these wrinkles to form.

Botox is also quite effective when it comes to chin dimpling, especially when paired with dermal fillers. As you age, your chin can develop a cobblestone or orange peel appearance. Use cosmetic injectables to restore youthful smoothness. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how injectables like Botox can help improve your look, contact us at Ego today. Call to set up an appointment at our Modesto or Lodi, California, office or use this website to request a visit.

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