Some of us believe that laugh lines show that you’re a happier person and that crow’s feet can mean you have a perma-smile on your face, but no one can deny that all lines, no matter where they are, indicate aging. Of the wrinkle-smoothing injectables available, BOTOX® is a favorite at our Rochester practice. In addition to BOTOX®, we also offer Dysport® and Xeomin®, and all three use botulinum to achieve wrinkle-smoothing.
If you’re curious about how to smooth forehead wrinkles, how to fix crow’s feet, or how to smooth out wrinkles in other parts of your face, we have the answers. Use our guide below to identify problem areas.
How Injectables Work
These products are purified proteins that are injected into muscles of facial expression. The protein works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles, which reduces muscle activity that causes lines. Muscle activity is temporarily reduced, so your facial expressions will still be intact, without the resulting wrinkles and creases. Four problem areas, in particular, are perfect for wrinkle-smoothing injectables like BOTOX®.
The 11 Between Your Eyes
That small patch between your eyes, also known as the glabella, is where these lines form, making you look angry or worried.
Get Rid of Crow’s Feet
You know, those lines that radiate out from the corners of your eyes? The question of how to fix crow’s feet is a hot topic because these are some of the first wrinkles to form on a person’s face, and they can surface as early as your thirties. They’re most noticeable when you squint or smile, but over time, they can become permanently noticeable.
Horizontal Forehead Lines
These can be some of the most troubling lines, literally and figuratively. They are often the most noticeable on a person and are highlighted when you are worried, surprised, or angry.
Vertical Lip Lines
These lines, also known as smoker’s lines, form when you purse your lips together. Try it in the mirror, you’ll see. Don’t confuse wrinkle-smoothing around your lips with a treatment for plump, fuller lips; they’re not the same treatment. If you have vertical lip lines, especially between your upper lip and nose, wrinkle-smoothing is a must.
For the best results, treatments should be performed 3 to 4 times per year.
Of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, wrinkle-smoothing through the use of BOTOX®, Dysport® or Xeomin® is by far the most popular and has grown exponentially in popularity over the past two decades. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s 2016 Report, there were just over 7 million treatments of these injectables in 2016. Since 2000, there has been an increase of 800% in the number of treatments performed annually.
For more information about how BOTOX and dermal facial fillers at our Rochester, NY, practice can address your aging concerns, use our online form to request a consultation.