BOTOX® Injectable Areas
GLABELLAR FURROW: “ANGRY FACE”, “ELEVENS”
The muscle group located just above and between the brow that contracts and causes an “angry face” or “elevens” is known as a glabellar furrow. This area of the face can cause one to look unhappy, it can pull medially and cause the inner brow to pull down and make the eyes appear more closed. When injected naturally and conservatively this muscle group now releases, giving a medial brow lift and making the client look more awake and refreshed.
PERI- ORBICULARIS RHYTIDS: “CROWS FEET”
The muscle group located just outside the orbital rim (eye space) acts as a draw string that when contracted can cause lines to branch out around the eyes also knows as “crow’s feet”. This area can be conservatively treated with BOTOX® cosmetic to allow the muscle group to soften contraction and give a smoother appearance around the eye space.
PERI-ORAL RHYTIDS: “VERTICLE LIP LINES”, “SMOKERS LINES”
The muscle group located around the mouth act as draw string that when contracted can cause lines to branch out around the mouth and lip area also known as “vertical lip lines” or “smokers lines”. Clients who have these lines may have never smoked in their life however the term was coined from constant pursing which would cause lines to develop in this area. A conservative amount of BOTOX® cosmetic can soften these lines and live the mouth area looking more rejuvenated. Also, depending on the client and anatomy, a conservative dose of BOTOX® cosmetic can allow a slight eversion, giving the lips a subtle “fuller” look.
FRONTALIS: “HORIZONTAL LINES”, “FOREHEAD LINES”
This muscle group is located on the upper face or forehead causing “horizontal lines” or “forehead lines”. When a conservative amount of BOTOX® is placed in this muscle group it will cause softening of the contraction and give a smoother appearance and texture. This muscle group also is recommended to be injected by an advanced injector do the face the frontalis keeps the brows elevated. The injector will avoid the end of the forehead to give a subtle brow lift and also allow for expression.
MASSETER INJECTION: “BOXY JAWLINE” “SQUARE JAW”
This muscle group is located on the posterior portion of the jaw near the temporal mandibular joint. It is a muscle group that when contracted on some clients can give the appearance of a “boxy jawline” or “square jaw”. This area can also be associated with TMJ pain. When conservatively injected this allows this muscle group to “de-bulk” soften and give a more pleasing, angular aesthetic appearance as well as provide relief from tension and stress.
AXILLARY INJECTION FOR HYPERHIDROSIS: “excessive sweating”
This area is not associated with muscle injection but rather axillary (underarm) injections to provide clients who excessively sweat with relief from the watery, salty sweat that comes from the underarms. Clients who receive this treatment typically get 6 months from injection.
PLATYSMAL BAND INJECTIONS: “NECK BANDS”
This muscle group is located on the neck area that when contracted can cause bands to protrude causing “neck bands”. When injected with a conservative amount of BOTOX® cosmetic, this will allow softening of the protruding bands and allow the neck to look more youthful and slimming.
DEPRESSOR ANGULI ORIS: “sad face” “frown”
This muscle group is located at the base of the jawline that when contracted can pull down on the angles of the mouth given a “sad face” or “frown”. This muscle can also contribute to one looking as if they have marionette lines. When injected with a conservative amount of BOTOX® cosmetic, this allows the angles to release and give the face a more refreshed, youthful appearance and reduce or eliminate the downward turn of the angles of the mouth. It also can help soften and appearance of marionette lines.
NASALIS RHYTIDS: “bunny lines”
This muscle group in located on the nasalis (sides of nose) that when contracted can cause “bunny lines”. When a conservative amount of BOTOX® is injected in this area it allows the lines to soften.
MENTALIS: “chin crease” “orange peel chin” “cobblestone chin”
This muscle group when contracted can cause a “chin crease” or pucker and cause the texture to appear to look like an “orange peel” or “cobblestone” appearance. When a conservative amount of BOTOX® is injected in this area it allows the texture to soften and the crease above the chin to relax.
Cupid’s Bow: “Lip Flip”
The orbicularis oris muscle surrounds the upper and lower lip. Injecting a conservative amount of BOTOX® into the cupid’s bow can cause this muscle to relax which allows the upper lip to curl upward which then causes a “lip flip.”