As an aesthetic practitioner, there are many areas of the face and body that you can safely and effectively administer Botox injections with great results for your patients.
Understanding the different areas suitable for Botox treatments is crucial to offering comprehensive and effective solutions to your patients. As a trusted resource for professionals in the aesthetics industry, Fox Pharma aims to provide valuable insights and information to enhance your expertise and grow your level of service as a practitioner.
Let’s dive into the world of Botox and its versatile applications…
Forehead and Glabella
Botox is a popular and effective anti-wrinkle treatment for fine lines and wrinkles that form on the forehead and Glabella (the area between the brows – sometimes referred to as frown lines or 11’s). As one of the most expressive parts of the face, the muscles on the brow are in very regular use which can cause wrinkles to form as we age. Botox can help to relax these muscles and prevent the effects of repeated muscle use, helping the skin look smoother and more taut.
Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that form at the sides of the eyes when we smile – an unhappy consequence of a happy reaction, but Botox can help. Relaxing the muscles that contract when we smile or grimace (hopefully more smiling than grimacing, though!) reduces the drag it has on the skin and the resultant wrinkles are less prominent and the skin appears smoother.
A brow lift consists of many small injections of Botox around the eyes and lower forehead. Like the previous two areas, it relaxes the muscle of this highly expressive area of the face, whilst also giving the effect of opening the eyes. This makes the patient’s skin appear smoother, lifts the eyebrows slightly and gives a more alert appearance.
Although they have a cute name, they are often an unwanted occurrence. Bunny lines form on the sides of the nose when we scrunch our face up – like a bunny would when they eat, hence the name. Injections on either side of the nose will relax the muscles that cause wrinkling of the skin in this area. Botox is an effective treatment for bunny lines and usually lasts up to 6 months.
Jawline contouring involves the use of Botox injections to relax the masseter muscles (the muscles at the side of the jaw that we use when we chew or clench our teeth). The resulting effect is a thinning of the jawline, producing a more visible ‘V’ shape in the face making it appear slimmer and more youthful. This is a gradual procedure and generally will need repeating every 3 to 6 months in order to maintain the effect.
Neck bands, sometimes known as ‘Turkey Neck’ can be treated with Botox injections to the neck and jawline. This procedure, sometimes referred to as the ‘Nefertiti Lift’ named after the Ancient Egyptian queen’s elegant jawline, Botox is injected into the platysma muscle, which runs from the jawline down the front of the neck. This weakens the muscles in the neck that cause the appearance of sagging skin around the neck resulting in a tighter, smoother looking skin.
Although its most common uses are for smoothing wrinkles and tightening the skin, Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis. This distressing and often embarrassing condition can be aided with Botox injections which block the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for sending signals from your brain. This stops your sweat glands from producing sweat locally, i.e., wherever the injections have been administered.
As an aesthetic practitioner, understanding the various treatment areas where Botox can be administered is essential for providing comprehensive solutions to your patients. By effectively utilising Botox injections in areas such as the forehead, glabella, crow’s feet, and more, you can help your patients achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
When using these muscle relaxers, there is usually no downtime associated with them, which means that no one has to know unless you choose to tell them. The results appear gradually and disappear gradually, making the results subtle, yet dramatic.
It’s important to discuss all the options available to your patients, including a balanced account of the procedure, its costs and potential side effects. Botox is a generally safe, effective non- surgical solution to a number of aesthetic conditions. Its results appear and disappear gradually making it a popular solution for many patients. At Fox Pharma we have a wide range of market leading products for aesthetic practitioners. To find out more about our market leading products and services, don’t hesitate to contact us today!