Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about the commonest areas requested for botox.
First I need to point out when you can use botox and when botox is not suitable.
Botox® is used for motion lines. These are lines that either appear or worsen when you carry out a facial expression such as smiling and frowning.
Because botox spreads, then it is best used for large muscles that occur in the upper third of the face. Botox® can be used in other parts of the face but there are more potential side effects associated here.
Now we know botox is used for motion lines and normally for the upper third of the afce, lets look at the 3 areas we use it.
Forehead – botox is used to either reduce or eliminate the horizontal lines that appear on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows.
Frown – botox is used here for the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown down or look angry.
Eyes – also know as crows feet. Botox® is used here to reduce the lines around the sides of your eyes when you smile.
We must also look at how these muscles interact and how best to use botox in these 3 areas. The eyes can be treated independently and on its own by botox. However, by using botox here and reducing these lines, it may make your forehead and frown lines appear worse in contrast.
The forehead and frown muscles are treated as a pair. Its like a tug of war where the forehead muscles lift the eyebrows and the frown muscles depress the eyebrows. You would normally have these two muscles treated together with botox. Otherwise you may have elevated eyebrows or depressed eyebrows.
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