The Freeze Effect: BOTOX

We talk about the use of Botox, Xeomin or Dysport: these are the leading neurotoxins being used for the treatment of wrinkles of the forehead, “eleven lines” and “crowe’s feet”, “bunny lines,” that are formed by our muscles during facial expressions. Going forward I will refer to Botox as a synonym for neurotoxin, as this is the most common used term.  There are extensive applications of Botox to reverse the sings of aging. 

These wrinkle smoothening agents can be used to help lift the brow line and create a more open and youthful look to the eyes, which can especially be helpful for upper eyelid hooding that can become more prominent with aging. The “smokers lines” or fine wrinkles which become set around the mouth are also softened very nicely with botox, and can be used on a regular basis to help in the prevention of these lines. Dimpling which may often occur on the chin, which are especially noticable with talking is very easily treated with Botox. The so called “gummy smile” is also easily improved with strategically placed botox within the area above the upper lip. The photo to the left is a before and after 1 month apart with botox.

Many people will ask when they should start having Botox injections, I will usually recommend starting Botox late 20’s to early 30’s, and it really depends on the person, it is not just a number. I do find that the earlier Botox use begins, and with routine maintenance, the prevention of wrinkles and signs of aging are the highest. Botox is very safe at the doses that Dermatologists are administering for rejuvenation, and if utilized by the hand of a well experienced practitioner, adverse events are very seldom seen.  If used every 3-4 months the results are optimal with prevention of the formation of rhytids or wrinkles.