There is no secret to avoiding wrinkles. As early as age 20, you could start seeing horizontal forehead lines appearing on the mid-to-upper forehead caused by habitually raising the eyebrows. While you probably noticed them the first time in the mirror, you now find them distracting while video-chatting with friends, colleagues, or even customers.
In your 30s, you could start to see even more lines caused by too much time in the sun and squinting. Crow’s feet, sometimes called “laugh lines,” start appearing at the edges of your eyes, extending out in a fan-like pattern resembling a bird’s foot. While these can accentuate your laughs and your smiles, they are also a sign of aging and can start affecting your self-confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, these wrinkles can be easily smoothed out with the world’s best-known minimally invasive injectable product, BOTOX®, to give you a more youthful appearance.
When expertly administered by one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery, in Baltimore, MD, BOTOX® injections can make you look as young and vibrant on the outside as you feel on the inside. With its long track record of safety and efficacy and taking only 10—15 minutes, you can easily fit this treatment into your busy lifestyle.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX®, or botulinum toxin type A, is an injectable drug that temporarily stops the muscles from contracting, causing wrinkles and the development of lines on the face. It also promotes new collagen development leading to a fuller, plumper, and more youthful look.
Which Facial Areas can be Treated with BOTOX®?
BOTOX® effectively reduces the signs of aging in the following areas of the face:
Forehead Wrinkles or Lines
Forehead wrinkles—those horizontal creases above your eyebrows that move with your expressions—are probably the first sign of aging you’ve noticed. Being challenging to hide makes these wrinkles among the most commonly targeted with BOTOX®.
Crow’s Feet Around the Eyes
While they may initially appear endearing, those thin lines that extend from the corners of your eyes when you smile or laugh can also make you seem older than you are. BOTOX® injections can be used to relax these lines and create a more youthful appearance.
Frown or Surprise Lines
You may have lines on your forehead between your eyebrows that appear when you frown, making you seem tired, angry, or upset. BOTOX® can reduce their depth, smooth them out, and help you seem more youthful and relaxed.
Smoker’s or Lipstick Lines
Also known as perioral lines, these appear when you purse your lips and may even radiate out around your mouth. A tiny amount of BOTOX® injected by an experienced doctor at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery can effectively treat these lines.
Marionette Lines and Mouth Corners
Marionette lines extend downward from the corners of the mouth toward the jaw, often causing the corners of the mouth to droop as well. Small amounts of BOTOX® can help relax these lines.
BOTOX® Injections at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery in Baltimore, MD
We invite you to contact our board-certified plastic surgeons to meet with us and learn more about your BOTOX® treatment options. Schedule your consultation at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery by calling us at (410) 744-0900 or by messaging us on our website. We look forward to meeting you soon!