Trouble Spots that Respond Well To Botox®

Fine facial lines and wrinkles can appear as early as your mid-twenties, and become deeper and more noticeable with every passing year. That’s why it’s no surprise that more than 7 million people a year select Botox® as their aesthetic treatment of choice.

At Vitality Institute of Agoura in Agoura Hills, California, Dr. Stefanie Feldman offers Botox and Dysport® injections to help “disappear'' common facial lines and wrinkles, restoring a youthful appearance. 

Dynamic vs. static wrinkles

Before getting Botox, it’s vital that you understand the differences between dynamic and static wrinkles, and how treatment differs between them. Botox is not the cover-all solution for all wrinkles, and it should be used in tandem with fillers if you want to treat your entire face. 

Dynamic wrinkles 

Botox works best on dynamic wrinkles, which are formed when you make certain expressions. Squinting, frowning, and furrowing your brow all form dynamic wrinkles, which flatten out when your face is relaxed. The constant creasing of the skin can form wrinkles over time, and they become more obvious when you make expressive faces. Dynamic wrinkles include forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between your eyebrows. 

Static wrinkles

Static wrinkles are more noticeable, and harder to eliminate. They form due to years of aging and collagen loss. As we get older, our skin begins to lose volume and elasticity, which leads to static wrinkles as the skin begins to fold over and crease. These wrinkles are always visible, and they can be immensely frustrating. Static wrinkles tend to include deeper wrinkles like cheek and marionette lines. 

Botox basics

Botox has become less of a brand and more of a catch-all for facial injections. However, this is a misnomer. Botox refers to the specific injection containing the botulinum toxin, which can also be found in Dysport. This purified neurotoxin temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, which prevents the skin from creasing and reduces wrinkles. 

Best spots for effective Botox injections

As mentioned above, Botox works best on dynamic wrinkles.

Crows feet

These lines fan out from the corners of your eyes, mimicking the appearance of a bird’s feet. They are caused by smiling and squinting, and become more noticeable when you make these expressions. 

Forehead lines

These are the horizontal lines that stretch across the upper brow. Any movement of your eyebrows, including furrowing or raising your brows, can result in these deep, horizontal lines. They can make you appear tired or angry, which is why many people receive Botox in these areas to reduce them. 

Frown lines

Also called worry lines, frown lines are the vertical lines between your eyebrows. They are caused by drawing up your eyebrows and squinting while thinking. These specific lines are usually treated using Dysport, a similar treatment to Botox. 

Dermal fillers

Other facial wrinkles (including static wrinkles) may benefit from Botox plus dermal fillers, or dermal fillers alone. These include:

If you are ready to try Botox for yourself, or to inquire more about how Botox or Dysport injections can make you look younger, book a consultation with us by phone or online today.

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