In which areas can we apply Botox?
in which areas we can apply botox
Facial Treatments with Botox (Botulinum Toxin)
There is a mistaken belief among Botox users and non-users that botulinum toxin can only be used in the upper third of the face.
Today we will review several aesthetic uses of botulinum toxin on the face. We will discover in which areas we can apply Botox.
Expression wrinkles. Facial Upper Third
Without a doubt, its most frequent use is the treatment of glabellar wrinkles (between the eyebrows), periocular wrinkles (crow’s feet) and forehead wrinkles. With the infiltration of botulinum toxin we cause a reversible paralysis of the muscle fibers involved in the production of these wrinkles. The effect should be a relaxed, younger-looking face.
It is a treatment that a beginner aesthetic doctor can perform quite easily.
Its main complication is imbalance in the height of the eyebrows and eyelid ptosis.
Face Lifting Effect
Elevator treatment of facial structures with botulinum toxin is a technique in which we perform small strategic touches on the face and neck, with the aim of reducing the activity of the depressor muscles, which represents a shift of the facial muscular balance towards the elevator muscles. , and with it a lifting effect.
A small touch of botulinum toxin on the depressor muscle of the angle of the mouth improves the positioning of the smile by “increasing” the activity of the muscles that elevate it.
It is a treatment that undoubtedly requires great experience and extensive knowledge of facial muscles and their anatomical variations.
The gummy smile is one in which the upper gum appears excessively when smiling, spoiling the aesthetics of the smile.
The levator muscle of the upper lip and to a lesser extent the levator muscle of the wing of the nose are responsible.
We can treat it effectively and easily with just two touches of botulinum toxin on the levator muscles. It is important to assess the involvement of both muscles in each case to decide where to act with the botulinum toxin.
Vertical wrinkles on upper and lower lip
Relatively simple, we touch the fibers of the orbicularis oris muscle that are involved in the production of wrinkles.
They must be very gentle and precise doses to avoid asymmetries or excessive effect.
Facial hyperhidrosis is the medical name for excessive sweating on the face.
Botulinum toxin is used to inhibit the hyperproduction of sweat by the sweat glands. It is a treatment that requires great precision if we do not want to affect normal facial mimicry.
Although it is a pathology more commonly treated by dentists, we bring it to this summary of aesthetic treatments, because it is usually accompanied by hypertrophy of the macetero muscle that aesthetically produces a significant thickening of the mandibular angle giving a more masculine and harder appearance to the face of the girls.
By treating it with botulinum toxin we not only improve the beauty of the face, but we will achieve an improvement in dental wear and headaches secondary to the pathology.
Usually secondary to injuries to the facial nerve or one of its branches.
In facial asymmetries we treat the opposite side to the affected one, playing with static and dynamic balances, with the aim of seeking the correction of static facial deviations and the reduction or total control of facial deviation during movements without producing a functional alteration. .
It is also a treatment that requires great knowledge of the facial muscles and a good prior diagnosis.
On another occasion we will review how the toxin works and acts, and if there are significant differences between the different commercial brands.