Most of us know that BOTOX is great for eliminating or greatly reducing wrinkles. A lot of our patients here at Atagi Plastic Surgery & Atagi Skin Aesthetics, share with us how confusing cosmetic treatments can be. Dr. Atagi says, “One major misconception is that BOTOX treats each wrinkle. In fact, BOTOX treats the underlying muscle that causes wrinkles and lines to appear.” BOTOX weakens the muscle for about 4 months, softening or eliminating wrinkles and lines. Let’s break down the benefits of BOTOX so that we can fully understand its role in anti-aging cosmetic treatments and whether or not it’s a good fit for you.
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Eyes: “Dynamic wrinkles,” or wrinkles caused by facial expression and muscle movement over time, are prevalent around the eyes. Dr. Atagi explains, “BOTOX is very effective around this area. Also, another benefit of BOTOX injections is that BOTOX weakens the muscles responsible for squinting and crinkling of the eye area.”
Brows: Wrinkling or furrowing of the brow can result in a constant appearance of sadness or anger. BOTOX is an excellent non-surgical alternative to a browlift.
Forehead: Horizontal wrinkles often form on the forehead and give the face an older appearance. BOTOX smooths out what were permanent creases in the skin and the results are particularly visible in this area of the face. It is great for even extremely stubborn furrows common in men
Jaw Contouring: Many patients use BOTOX as a non-surgical option to lessen the appearance of oversized masseter muscles that creates a square shaped face. BOTOX in this area can change the contour of the jaw resulting in a more pleasing, oval shaped face.