Over 7.4 million people have gotten Botox in 2022 and it has easily become the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the US. These days, many patients are using Botox to both reverse signs of aging and prevent signs of aging from setting in.
For many patients, that is the extent of their knowledge about Botox as a cosmetic treatment. They know that it can reduce signs of aging for a period of time, but they may not where to get Botox.
Today, we’re going to tell you more about the ways that Botox can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the symptoms of certain disorders.
Learn where and how Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa can use Botox at your next appointment and schedule a consultation with one of our registered nurses to get a more detailed individual plan.
Where to Get Botox
If you’re wondering if Botox is the right choice for you, it’s helpful to understand the common ways that Botox is utilized. Injecting Botox, when done at a location like Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, is a safe way to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and more. Let’s take a look at where to inject Botox and the results it can produce.
Around the Eyes
Many people opt to get Botox around the eyes, where the skin is quite thin and prone to developing fine lines, particularly on the outer edge and below the lower lid. Botox is injected to the side of the eye to treat crow’s feet. It may also be used below the eye to treat under-eye wrinkles.
Around the Eyebrows and/or Forehead
You can also choose to get Botox in certain areas of the forehead and around the eyebrows. Botox is used in the forehead to treat creases and between the eyebrows to treat frown lines, also known as number 11 lines. You may also use Botox to strengthen and lift eyebrows that droop and cause the appearance of puffiness in the upper eyelid.
Botox and TMJ
TMJ disorders caused by an inflamed joint between the jawbone and cheekbone can leave patients with excruciating pain, trouble eating, and more. Some patients discover that common interventions, such as mouthguards, do not eliminate the pain. Believe it or not, injecting Botox near this inflamed joint may provide the relief you’re looking for– and a pleasant side effect is that treating this area can result in facial slimming as well!
Botox and Gummy Smiles
A smile is “gummy” when an open-mouthed smile reveals a very visible gumline. More often than not, a gummy smile is considered a cosmetic issue, rather than a medical issue, and you may find that the dental procedures that can address large gums aren’t covered by insurance. The good news is that you can inject Botox between the nose and upper lip to reduce the gumminess of your smile for up to three months.
Botox and Hyperhidrosis
If you find that no amount of antiperspirant keeps you from sweating, you may have hyperhidrosis, a disorder marked by profuse sweating of the underarms, feet, and hands regardless of physical activity or external temperature. Botox in the underarms has been shown to reduce sweating by a significant amount. This is also a viable option for anyone who is sensitive to products like antiperspirants and wants an alternative way to keep sweat at bay.
Where Not to Inject Botox
How do we know where to inject Botox? Thanks to regulations and oversight, the Botox injections you receive at a salon like Colair have been tested for effectiveness and safety. This means that we also know where not to inject Botox.
Please keep in mind that injecting Botox in the wrong places or using Botox in unapproved ways can result in serious side effects. This is why you should always go to highly trained registered nurses like the ones at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa who place a high importance on efficacy and safety. Now, let’s take a quick look at some of the places to avoid when injecting Botox.
The Frontalis Muscles
The Frontalis muscles are located on the front of your skull. These muscles help you to raise and lower your eyebrows, but they can also develop wrinkles over time. When addressing forehead wrinkles, you should always avoid injecting the Frontalis muscles directly, as doing so can cause your eyebrows to develop a strange upturn.
Too Close to the Orbital Bone
You may receive Botox injections in the Orbicularis muscle, located in the eyelids. However, injecting too close to the orbital bone is not ideal. Doing so can weaken the muscle, causing your eyelids to droop.
Botox injections are designed to target and relax muscles. That means that the needle must penetrate the dermis but reach the muscle, itself. If the injection goes into the dermis, rather than the muscle below, it will do little more than cause bruising.
Come to the Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa for Botox Services
Now that you know more about where to get Botox, you can make an informed decision about any procedures you may want to receive. The Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa can provide Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections.
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