When BOTOX first became widely available on the market, it treated glabellar lines. Soon, this expanded to forehead lines and crow’s feet. Today, BOTOX is used for a variety of cosmetic and medical treatments. When it comes to cosmetic treatments, BOTOX has many uses.
As mentioned, one of the first and most popular uses is for the “eleven lines” or the lines that can form between the brows. BOTOX can temporarily relax the muscles that cause these lines and with continued use may contribute a lessened appearance. BOTOX is also used on forehead lines and the crow’s feet. The upper third of the face is the most common place to have BOTOX injections.
Next, the midface, unlike the upper face, has the fewest areas for BOTOX usage. There may be occasionally uses for wrinkles in the area, but overall, BOTOX injection areas are typically in the upper or lower third.
Finally, when it comes to the lower third of the face, BOTOX is mainly used around the lips. The BOTOX lip flip has become a popular way to treat a thin upper lip. It is also used to correct a gummy smile. Depending on your facial structure, BOTOX may also treat chin wrinkles or other wrinkles in the lower face.
Overall, the answer to what areas can BOTOX treat? Nearly anywhere! Our top plastic surgeons and BOTOX injectors can use their expertise and knowledge to aid you in achieving your cosmetic goals. Call us at 206-324-1120 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.