When you were a child, you probably never thought you’d get wrinkles. But as most of us enter our thirties, we start to see lines etched in our complexions. These and fine lines can start age your appearance and make you look older than you feel.
Once thought of as a treatment only used by celebrities, BOTOX is now a part of many individual’s self-care routines. This minimally invasive treatment offers one of the best ways to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles for months at a time.
At Shantique Med Spa, located in Torrance, California, we provide BOTOX for patients who want to say goodbye to wrinkles for a more youthful look. Here we discuss five of the most popular areas for BOTOX.
1. Crow’s feet
They say your eyes are the window to your soul. With the eyes being the main focal point of your face, many people start to notice they wear their age around this area first. Crow’s feet describe the fan-like wrinkles that appear at the corners of your eyes which may be present when smiling or even when your face is at rest.
While wrinkles are just a part of the aging process, you may wish to smooth them away for cosmetic concerns. Shahinaz Soliman, MD can erase fine lines and wrinkles in this delicate eye area by using a fine needle to apply a series of injections.
2. Between the brows
Vertical lines between your eyebrows can be the result of aging — but it’s not the only reason these lines appear. Etched lines can appear in younger adults, too, from repeated facial movements like frowning. Have you noticed these wrinkles and now feel as if everyone else does too?
If you answered yes, getting Botox administered between your brows is a great way to noticeably smooth them away. Whether you have one single wrinkle or two that make up the 11’s, we can relax them in no time.
Botox, scientifically known as botulinum toxin, intercepts your nerve’s signals to stop wrinkle-causing muscles from contracting. This allows your wrinkles to soften or go away completely, leaving you with baby-smooth skin.
3. Bunny lines
Wrinkle your nose and look in the mirror. Do you see lines on either side of your nose? These lines are referred to as “bunny lines.” While some people think they’re charming, many wish to treat them with Botox for a more radiant look.
Dr. Soliman may suggest injecting Botox into the skin overlying your Nasalis muscle to help erase these wrinkles. This area requires less Botox than other facial areas, with most patients only needing 5-10 units of Botox.
4. Forehead wrinkles
You probably didn’t cherish your smooth, shiny forehead when you were younger. Now, you might look for ways to correct this area to help gain youth and vitality.
When you raise your eyebrows, your frontalis muscle contracts, which can lead to wrinkles across the forehead. Sometimes wrinkles on the forehead can cause your eyebrows to droop making you appear tired or angry.
When you come in for your procedure, Dr. Soliman answers any questions you have and asks you to relax in a comfy recliner. She might administer a topical numbing cream to your forehead to keep you comfortable during your procedure. In a series of injections, Dr. Soliman administers 15-30 units of Botox in your forehead.
5. Smoker’s lines
Smoker’s lines are the term for vertical lip wrinkles. While they can be caused by smoking, they are also the culprit of aging, sun exposure, and chapped lips. If you have smoker lines, you probably know how hard they are to conceal with make-up and beauty products.
Botox is the answer for those who wish for a dramatically smoother lip appearance. Using a small amount of Botox, Dr. Soliman can relax these muscles which can shed up to ten years off your appearance.
We all have those problem areas we’d like to address especially as we get older. In the hands of a skilled injector, Botox can be safely used in these five places along with many more.
Get a younger-looking you today — schedule your Botox appointment by calling 310-530-7244 or book online.