Women and men frequently head to their physician's office seeking Botox for wrinkle reduction.
While the neurotoxin’s ability to correct lines and smooth skin is extremely well-known, many patients may be unaware of the extent of its capabilities.
Most notably, the breadth of wrinkles that Botox can treat.
Continue reading to learn more about Botox’s versatility, including the types of lines it can temporarily eliminate.
Here are six types of Botox wrinkles.
1. Forehead Lines
Horizontal forehead lines are the result of repeated contraction of the frontalis muscle, which lifts the eyebrows.
Botox can temporarily paralyze this muscle in order to smooth wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance to the forehead.
2. Glabellar Lines
Glabellar lines also known as 11’s or frown lines are vertical creases that form between the eyebrows.
They are the most-commonly treated Botox wrinkles for women and men.
3. Crow’s Feet
Have you ever noticed that when people smile broadly or laugh, lines branch out in the outer corners of their eyes?
These wrinkles are called crow’s feet and a hallmark sign of photodamage.
4. Bunny Lines
Despite their endearing name, bunny lines are anything but cute. These Botox wrinkles form on the bridge of the nose and resemble a rabbit’s whiskers.
They can become more pronounced when Botox is administered to glabellar lines and crow’s feet.
So, why does this happen? As neurotoxin injections weaken muscles in these areas, other facial muscles can overcompensate and produce bunny lines.
5. Vertical Lip Lines
Commonly referred to as perioral lines or smoker’s lines, vertical lip lines can add years to a person’s appearance.
For this reason, many patients seek injectables like Botox and dermal fillers to erase these signs of aging and help them look more refreshed and radiant.
6. Marionette Lines
Botox wrinkles known as marionette lines extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin.
Depending on the depth of these rhytides, a combination of dermal filler and neurotoxin injections may be recommended.
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