Botox has been used successfully for anti-aging concerns for several decades. Botox is made from the botulinum toxin that is known as a powerful neurotoxin. When Botox is given via an injection, it can paralyze the muscles. Therefore, Botox has a variety of uses, from decreasing perspiration to treating crossed eyes. In the cosmetic sector, it is most frequently used to improve the youthfulness of one’s face.
What Botox Can Do
- Frown Lines
Frown lines are vertical lines located in the center of the forehead above the nose and between the eyes that are formed when one furrows the brows. Botox can successfully reduce or eliminate these lines.
- Surprise Lines
Surprise lines are the horizontal lines located across the forehead that appears when a person raises his or her eyebrows. Botox can also help to smooth these.
- Crow’s Feet
Botox works well when used on crow’s feet, which are the small series of lines found on the outside of each eye that is most visible when a person squints.
What Botox Cannot Do
- Smile Lines
Smile lines are also called the nasolabial folds. Botox does not affect these deep lines located between the mouth and nose.
- Smoker’s Lines
Those who are continuing to smoke will notice very little effect should they get Botox for the vertical lines around the mouth.
- Tighten Skin
Botox cannot tighten sagging, loose skin. A facelift is usually used for this.
- Increase Plumpness
Botox cannot improve the contours of the face by adding plumpness. Instead, some type of fillers will be needed.