What Facial Areas Can Be Treated with Botox®?

Millions of Botox® treatments are performed each year on men and women around the world. Everyone from celebrities and influencers to businesspeople and retirees love this powerful and versatile wrinkle treatment.

Botox is one of the most beloved cosmetic treatments because of its effective results and minimal side effects. Is Botox right for your wrinkles? What facial areas are ideal for treating with Botox?

How Does Botox Work?

To understand which areas of the face can be treated with Botox, you must understand how Botox works to eliminate wrinkles. Botox is a neuromodulator. It works by disrupting communication between facial nerves and the muscles that cause wrinkles.

Every time you smile, squint, or scowl, your brain sends signals to your muscles to contract. These contractions can push and pull on the skin. Over time, the constant movement can begin to create wrinkles. Botox disrupts the communication that causes these expression wrinkles to form. Botox only works on a specific type of wrinkle—dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that form because of facial movements.

Botox is an injectable treatment. The medication is delivered through a series of quick injections into the skin around each treatment area. Administering Botox takes less than 30 minutes. No downtime is needed after Botox and patients are free to return to work and most daily activities immediately.

What Areas of the Face Are Treated with Botox?

Many wrinkles are caused by facial expressions. Botox can treat dynamic wrinkles anywhere on the face. Dr. Landis often uses Botox to treat:

Crow’s feet

Parallel 11 wrinkles between the brows

Forehead creases

Lines around the mouth

Botox doesn’t improve the appearance of static wrinkles. These are wrinkles that form because of thinning skin or laxity, not muscle movement. Botox may not be the best treatment for these wrinkles, but we have options to treat them.

How Can I Treat Static Wrinkles on My Face?

Static wrinkles won’t improve with Botox treatment, but they are ideal for dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are another popular injectable wrinkle treatment, but they work differently than Botox. Fillers place a substance like hyaluronic acid into the skin to restore volume and fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. We can also use fat grafting, instead of a synthetic filler, to restore facial volume and smooth wrinkles away.

There are surgical options for treating static wrinkles, too. A facelift with Dr. Landis smooths and tightens the skin, helping to fade wrinkles caused by skin laxity and facial volume loss.

How Can I Best Treat My Facial Wrinkles?

If you have wrinkles, we can help you fade them away. Dr. Landis is committed to providing patients in Plymouth, MN with both surgical and non-surgical options for face and body rejuvenation. Whether you’re interested in Botox, fillers, fat grafting, or a surgical solution, Dr. Landis and his team can help you explore options and find the right treatment fit. Contact our office online or by calling (952) 562-5940 to schedule a consultation or learn more.

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George H. Landis, MD Minneapolis | Board Certified Plastic Surgeon