Which areas receive Botox Cosmetic injections?
The most common areas are frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
Frown lines are vertical lines noticed between the eyebrows and are made worse by frowning or squinting. Botox injection of the Corrugator, Depressor supercillia, Procerus, Orbicularis Occuli, and Nasalis muscles reduces the appearance of the frown lines and lines that develop over the bridge of the nose.
Forehead lines are usually horizontal lines caused by repetitive rising of the eyebrows by the Frontalis muscles. Injection of these muscles relaxes the forehead and reduces the extent of horizontal forehead lines.
Crow’s feet are seen on the sides of the eyes and are worsened by smiling, which causes the Orbicularis Occuli muscle to go into spasm. Botox treatment of these muscles reduces the severity of crow’s feet.
Another area where Botox is injected is the upper lip. By relaxing the upper lip Orbicularis Oris muscle Botox reduces the appearance of “smoker’s lines”.
Injection of Botox into the lower lip Depressor Anguli Oris muscle reduces the downward pull of these muscles creating a turned-up corner of the mouth.
Vertical and horizontal neck lines are also reduced by relaxing the neck Platysma muscles with Botox.