Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed each year, and if you’ve been considering exploring your options, then a board-certified plastic surgeon is your best bet. Botox can do a lot for your look, rejuvenating your skin and achieving a fresher, younger look. Here’s what to know about how Botox can help you feel more confident this holiday season.
Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Wrinkles and fine lines are one of the first signs of aging. They happen because the skin begins to lose collagen and sag over time – it can also happen because facial expressions wear in creases and lines in certain areas. Botox is the best solution for these aging signs (called dynamic wrinkles) because it can block muscle movements and relax furrows. With a few Botox injections, you can smooth wrinkles so you look more rejuvenated when you express.
Enhance the Lips and Mouth
Botox can be used to improve the appearance of the lips and mouth, as well. One option is called the lip flip where Botox is used to relax the muscles around the upper lip. The result is that the lip is pulled upward, revealing more of the pink area. Additionally, Botox can be used to upturn the corners of the mouth if they naturally pull downward. The result is a more pleasant, approachable look. Finally, Botox can be used to correct a “gummy” smile; a smile where the gums are more visible when smiling because of the position of the upper and lower lip.
Lift the Brow
The Botox brow lift is becoming one of the more popular uses of Botox. If you have sagging brows and upper eyelids, it can make you look more tired and aged than you really are. It can also take away from your visible eyelids if you often wear makeup. A Botox brow lift raises and relaxes the muscles of the brow, pulling them upward and reducing the heaviness of the brow. It can be a great alternative to a surgical procedure.
Botox works by relaxing muscles in opposition to each other, so facial asymmetry can easily be corrected with Botox. This is especially true for areas like the mouth, jaw, eyes, and brow. By injecting in these areas, a provider can bring the face into better proportion and symmetry without surgery.
Prevent Aging Signs
One of the newest approaches to Botox is preventive treatment. By blocking certain muscle movements as early as your 20s and 30s, you can prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles entirely.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Jeffrey Sweat is a board-certified plastic surgeon and one of the leading Botox experts in Sacramento, he and his team of providers are here to help! To learn more about your options for a more refreshed look without surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We can be reached by calling or filling out our online contact form.