What Can Botox Treat?

Botox is a muscle-relaxing injectable that has been used in clinical settings for years. As a cosmetic treatment, Botox is a highly effective way to reduce wrinkles. But the benefits don’t stop at just wrinkle reduction. Botox also has a variety of other benefits. Here’s what to know about Botox and how our injectors at First State Med Spa can use it.

1. Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles are one of the most noticeable signs of aging. Forehead wrinkles can make you appear angry or tired, even if you don’t feel like it. They can be caused by aging or by expressions. Botox relaxes the muscles causing these wrinkles, reducing their appearance and preventing them from forming further.

2. Frown Lines

Frown lines are somewhat similar to forehead wrinkles. They appear when you frown and are usually located between the eyebrows in the glabella area just below forehead wrinkles. They can also make you look angry, tired, and worn out. Botox injections into the brow muscles that lead to frown lines can make your face look younger and refreshed.

3. Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are lines that occur around the eyes, specifically at the outside area of the eyes. These lines appear as a result of squinting or smiling. Crow’s feet are more prominent in older people and can begin to form in your 30s or 40s. Botox can reduce their appearance by preventing squinting.

4. Drooping Eyebrows

As we get older, our muscles become less flexible and can begin to droop along with the skin. Drooping brows can cause a tired and worn-out look, as well as covering the upper eyelids. Botox can be used to treat droopy eyebrows by relaxing the muscles responsible for raising the eyebrows.

5. Lip Lines

Lip lines are wrinkles that appear at the edges of your lips. They can leave you with a distorted smile or even a constant frown. Botox can address this problem by tightening up the muscles around your lips, upturning the smile, and achieving a more relaxed, approachable look. It can even be combined with dermal fillers to enhance the lips and fill in fine lines.

6. Sharp Jawline

A sharp jawline can be a desirable feature, but in some cases, it can be too harsh or make your face appear wider.  Botox can help with this by weakening the muscles in that area, reducing their bulk and slimming the face.

7. Gummy Smile

Whenever we smile, there are certain muscles that pull up the upper lip and expose the teeth. Sometimes, these muscles may tighten excessively, leading to a gummy smile. Botox can weaken these muscles to control the amount of gums that are revealed when you smile.

Schedule a Consultation

At First State MedSpa, we understand the importance of maintaining a young and vibrant look. If you’re interested in learning more about our Botox treatment options, contact our Wilmington office by calling or filling out our contact form.