Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, is a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. While it is commonly used for the upper face, such as the forehead and around the eyes, Botox can also be used for the lower face. Keep reading below to learn more.
What can Botox do for the lower face?
The lower face includes the area from the jawline to the chin, including the lips, corners of the mouth, and marionette lines (the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin). Botox injections can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the lower face by relaxing the muscles that cause them. This can create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Popular Areas for Lower Face Botox
Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting, which can cause wrinkles and fine lines. When injected into the lower face, Botox relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. Some popular areas include:
Chin: Botox can reduce the appearance of dimpling or puckering of the chin. It can also be used to create a more defined, V-shaped chin.
Marionette lines: These lines run from the corners of the mouth to the chin. Botox can help to relax the muscles that cause these lines, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Lips: Botox can reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines (also known as “smoker’s lines”) around the mouth. It can also create a subtle lip flip, which rolls up and lifts the upper lip to create a fuller, more youthful lip.
Jowls: Botox can lift and tighten the jowls, which are the sagging areas of skin on either side of the chin. This can create a more defined jawline and a more youthful appearance.
Is Botox safe for the lower face?
Botox is generally safe when used by a trained and licensed professional. However, as with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved. These risks include:
- Bruising or swelling at the injection site
- Temporary muscle weakness
- Flu-like symptoms
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Botox treatments for the lower face can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. However, it is essential to choose a trained and licensed professional and to discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your healthcare provider. If you are considering getting Botox for your lower face, schedule a consultation today at Fresh Medical Aesthetics in Plymouth, MA.