BOTOX gives great results for those with any of the following issues.
Dynamic forehead lines
Otherwise known as worry lines, these occur in an exaggerated fashion when your lift your brows up. This can give the face a tired or an aged look. BOTOX is injected into the muscle called ‘frontalis’ that is responsible for causing these lines. This is a straight forward treatment, but injecting too much, too low, or too laterally can lead to complications, and it is best to go with experienced and conservative injectors for best results. Because with BOTOX, less is more!
Glabellar frown lines
These are lines that appear between your brows when you frown – they typically form a ’11’ when you frown. There is a muscle group called the ‘ glabellar complex’, that is responsible for these lines, and the injection of BOTOX in this area, needs to be precise and accurate to avoid unwanted side effects.
These are the radiating lines that appear on the outer side of the eye, when you laugh. This crinkling around the eye can add years to the face, and its treatment with BOTOX dramatically takes those years away giving great results!
Medical brow lift
For droopy brows, and for those who prefer a refined look, this simple and super-fast procedure makes an instant impact. Also since only a few units are required for this treatment, this is an inexpensive procedure and so, is simply great value for money!
Some of us have the habit of clenching the jaw almost as a habit, and more so during sleep. Over time, this builds up the masseter muscle, which is present near the angle of the jaw. Thickening of this muscle causes the jaw to look unnaturally widened and crude. In women, especially, this gives a more aged and manly look. Injecting the masseters makes a big difference in reducing the widening of the jaw, restoring a feminine look to the face. Also, it gives the muscles a good rest, and relieves the pain brought on by constant jaw clenching.
This injection of the masseter muscles does not affect chewing, whistling or any other function of the lower face. Since side effects may occur if neighboring muscles are injected, it is important to choose a skilled dermatologist for this treatment.
Excessive sweating over palms, soles and underarms
Also known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating over the palms, soles and the armpits can be a very embarrassing and discomforting problem. Injecting BOTOX into these areas prevents the sweating and provides relief. The results can be quite dramatic, which is a good reason why we get so many faithful consumers, who come back for the BOTOX, once the effect of the previous session starts waning off. The injections are given over the areas of sweat production after identifying these with the help of a starch iodine test.
Another area, where BOTOX injections can give great results is in treating a gummy smile. Injecting into an area near the nasal ala, this treatment reduces gum exposure during smiling, in those with a gummy smile. The result is a greatly improved and confident smile. Conservative and accurate toxin placement is the key in this area, to avoid unwanted diffusion of toxin to neighboring muscles. Again, this is a great value for money treatment, since less units are required to give good results.
This is a relatively new use for BOTOX. Nasolabial folds are lines that run from the sides of the mouth to the sides of the nose, and can cause an aged appearance. While BOTOX can give a small improvement, fillers are the best choice for these lines. Combining both these options works quite well indeed. This being a new application, the opinions are divided on its use. At Dr Renita Rajan Skin & Hair Clinic we find that keeping the number of units injected to less than 2, and staying accurate on toxin placement, give good results in this area.