Congratulations on making the decision to get Botox®, the most popular cosmetic injectable on the market. When injected by trained aesthetic professionals, like Leslie Forrester, APRN, and the team at Wrinkle Fairy, Botox is a safe and effective way to turn back the hands of time and reclaim your youthful appearance.
We’ve helped many men and women do just that at our offices in Chicago, Oakbrook, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois. We also know that many of our clients wonder how Botox works and where they should get the injections.
We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide to Botox and where you can use it to turn back the hands of time. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing cosmetic injectable.
How does Botox work?
The wrinkles you get on the upper area of your face, like frown lines or crow’s feet, are called dynamic wrinkles because the lines change to form the different facial expressions you make. As you get older, your skin loses elasticity, causing the lines to become etched in your skin — even when you’re no longer making a facial expression.
Botox injectables are made from a naturally occurring bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. This neuromodulator causes the muscles under your skin to relax by blocking the signal to it from the nerve.
By preventing the muscle from contracting as tightly as it does without Botox, the lines you make with facial expressions relax, too, creating a younger-looking appearance for up to four months.
Plus, with regular use, research shows Botox injections can help prevent deeper lines from forming! And you can rest easy knowing over seven million Botox treatments are administered each year, keeping Botox the most popular cosmetic choice for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Keep in mind that results are technique-specific. This means you’ll get the best results from trained professionals, like the team at Wrinkle Fairy, who understand your facial muscles and the best nerves to inject.
Where should I get Botox injected?
You probably already know Botox can work magic on forehead lines and frown creases. But you may not know that there are many other places Botox can be injected to help you reach your aesthetic goals and achieve a more youthful appearance.
The best way to learn where you should get Botox is by meeting with your provider at Wrinkle Fairy. We evaluate your skin and discuss your goals to make personalized recommendations that help you achieve the look you want.
In the meantime, here’s a quick guide to where Botox can be used to minimize different types of lines and wrinkles and other aging-related concerns:
- Between your eyebrows for frown lines
- Forehead for forehead lines
- Top of your nose for “bunny lines” (wrinkles that form when you scrunch your nose)
- Around your eyes for crow’s feet
- Under your eyes for undereye wrinkles
- Around your upper lips for smoker’s lines
- Above your mouth to minimize a gummy smile
- At the borders of your lips for lip lines or to make your lips “pop”
- At the base of the nose to minimize a droopy tip of the nose
- Corners of your mouth for droopy mouth corners or jowls (often paired with fillers)
- Your chin for chin dimpling, puckers, or lines
- Your jawline and neck to smooth neck lines and creases
Again, it’s best to discuss your goals with your Wrinkle Fairy provider. We advise you on how many injections are needed and where they should be placed for optimal results. We can also recommend additional aesthetic services to help you look your best.
Ready to take years off your face with Botox? Get started by contacting one of the Chicago-area Wrinkle Fairy offices, or schedule a telehealth consultation now.