Glabella: Our BOTOX in San Diego is FDA-approved for injection in the glabella (the vertical lines between the brows that appear when you frown). This is perhaps the most common area of injection. When this area is injected with BOTOX, the expression appears more relaxed, calm, and pleasant.
Forehead: When you raise your eyebrows, you see horizontal lines running across the forehead. This muscle, the frontalis, is the only muscle that lifts your eyebrows. BOTOX injections here need to be done with caution to avoid eyebrow droop. This is prevented by proper BOTOX injection techniques and by choosing the right dose. If high doses are used, the brows and eyelids may feel heavy.
When BOTOX is injected well, the horizontal lines that run across the forehead will soften and in most cases disappear while allowing you to still move your eyebrows.
Crow’s feet: These are the smile lines that form around the corners of your eyes. They are caused by the contraction of the obilcularis oculi muscle. Repeated contraction of this muscle leads to fine lines and wrinkles along the lower eyelid and around the corners of the eye. When treated with BOTOX, the lines and wrinkles are softened and the transition to permanent lines and wrinkles around the eyes is prevented.
Brow lift: A small area along the end of the eyebrow has a muscle that pulls the end of the eyebrow down. When this segment is injected with BOTOX, the tail of the brow can raise 2-4 mm, giving the appearance of a brow lift.
Neckbands: Some forms of neckbands are caused by strong muscle contraction. These may appear as vertical bands that run down the neck. They can appear tense. In these cases, when BOTOX is injected, the bands can relax, improving the contour and shape of the neck. Great care needs to be taken during this injection, as the neck has many important structures.
Downward turning corners of the mouth: A small muscle that inserts into the corner of the mouth called the depressor anguli oris muscle is partly responsible for turning down the corners of the mouth. A small amount of BOTOX into this muscle can help turn the corners up, decreasing the sad look caused by this muscle.
Facial asymmetries: Patients suffering from facial nerve disorders resulting from tumors or Bell’s Palsy can be helped by strategically treating different facial muscles to improve the balance of the face.
BOTOX treatment of migraines: Certain varieties of migraines and headaches have been shown to improve with the proper placement of BOTOX in certain muscle groups.