What is Botox®?
Do you want to enhance your features, restore your natural beauty and look like a younger version of yourself? Well, Botox is a great non-surgical option to smooth out wrinkles and reduce fine lines that develop as we age.
Botox is a cosmetic injectable that inhibits muscle motion which causes those facial wrinkles and lines many want to get rid of. Botox can be used to smooth lines in the forehead, between the brows (glabella), crow’s feet, and more. When Botox is injected into certain muscle fibers, it causes them to have limited motion which creates that smoother appearance.
What Can Botox® Treat in My Upper Face?
- Minimize Forehead Wrinkles
- Eyebrow Lift (Droopy Brow/Droopy Eyelids/Hooded Eye)
- Lessen Frown Lines (Between the Brows)
- Soften Crow’s Feet
- Smooth Fine Lines & Laugh Lines
What Can Botox® Treat in My Lower Face?
- Create a Fuller Upper Lip (Lip Flip)
- Correct Downturned Mouth
- Lessen Gum Exposure (Gummy Smile)
- Contour Jawline
- Tighten Saggy Jowls
- Smooth Out Dimples in Chin
- Reduce Lines in Neck (Turkey Neck)
What is a Botox® Brow Lift?
A common reason many people consider Botox is for a brow lift. As we age, our depressor muscles (muscles of expression that drive the face downward) get stronger over time causing a droopy brow.
Botox is injected into the muscles between the brows known as the glabellar frown lines to create a brow lift. This placement of Botox allows the muscles to relax and be naturally lifted by the forehead muscles.
Another benefit of this procedure is that by elevating the height of the eyebrows, the eyes naturally open up, creating a more alert and vibrant appearance. Botox can also be injected towards the outer ends of the brows allowing the forehead muscles to lift this area. Your age and the tone of your muscles will determine how much lift you will experience with this procedure.
What are other Non-Cosmetic Uses for Botox®?
- Reduce Migraine Headaches
- Treat Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
- Treat Grinding Teeth (Bruxism & TMJ)
Botox® Treatment at Allure Medical
The aesthetic professionals at Allure Medical pride themselves on being one of the most advanced Botox injectors in Michigan. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Charles Mok has led his team of expert injectors with a keen understanding of facial anatomy, makeup, and structure. It is important to our medical team that our patients look and feel like themselves, except younger. We pay attention to each individual’s facial tendencies and listen to their concerns to make sure we create the best treatment plan to achieve their desired look.
At your free Botox consultation, we will address your facial concerns based on how you currently see yourself. We will often have you look in the mirror as we ask you if you think you look tired, angry, sad or saggy. Identifying these looks are key to achieving your desired look and will heavily determine where the Botox will need to be injected for optimal results.
Are you a good candidate for Botox®?
Botox is only recommended for men and women ages 18 and older. People who have tried over-the-counter treatments to no success to correct their concerns. Before Botox, you will need to consult the injecting physician to assess your individual risk factors, if any.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may not be a good candidate for Botox. The toxins used in the injections could be harmful to babies and unborn fetuses.