Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It is a type of injectable treatment that works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. Botox can be used in various areas of the face to achieve different results. In this article, we will explore the different areas of the face where Botox is commonly used, including the upper face, mid face, and lower face.
The upper face is the area of the face above the eyes and includes the forehead, brows, and crow’s feet. Botox is commonly used in this area to reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movement, such as frowning or raising the eyebrows. When injected into the muscles of the forehead, Botox can smooth out wrinkles and lines, giving the face a more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance. Botox can also be used to lift the brows, which can help to open up the eyes and make them appear more youthful.
What areas of the Upper Face Can Benefit from Botox Treatment ?
Frown lines, also known as glabellar lines, are the wrinkles that appear between the eyebrows when you scrunch up your forehead.
Forehead lines, also known as horizontal lines, are wrinkles that appear across the forehead as a result of repetitive muscle movement, such as raising the eyebrows or squinting.
Wrinkles around the eyebrows, are wrinkles that appear on the forehead as a result of repetitive muscle movement, such as raising the eyebrows or frowning. They are a natural part of the aging process, but can also be caused by certain facial expressions and habits, such as scrunching up your forehead when you’re thinking or when you’re stressed.
Bunny lines are wrinkles that appear on the sides of the nose, right above the nostrils, when you scrunch up your nose. They are caused by the contraction of the muscles in the area, and are a natural part of the aging process. Bunny lines can also be caused by certain facial expressions and habits, such as scrunching up your nose when you’re thinking or when you’re wearing glasses.
Crow’s feet, also known as laugh lines, are wrinkles that appear around the eyes, typically in the outer corners of the eyes. They are caused by the contraction of the muscles in the area, and are a natural part of the aging process. Crow’s feet can also be caused by certain facial expressions and habits, such as squinting, smiling or laughing. They can make you look older, tired, or stressed, even when you’re not.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
The effects of Botox typically appear within 3-7 days and last for 3-4 months. The duration of Botox’s effects can vary depending on several factors, such as the area treated and the frequency of injection. On average, results last for about 3 months. However, a higher dose of Botox in an area will result in a longer effect on the muscles. This means that a lighter dose, which creates a more natural appearance, may only last 6-8 weeks, while a heavier dose, which can cause a more “paralyzed” appearance of muscles, such as frown lines, may last longer than 6 months.
I’m Interested In Botox. How Many Units Do I Need?
The amount of units required for effective results will depend on various factors such as facial muscle strength, the depth of wrinkles, and the target area being treated. As a general guideline, the average units of Botox for different areas of the face are:
Crow’s feet: 5-20 units
Eyebrow lift: 2-7 units
Lines around the nose: 5-10 units
Forehead lines: 15-30 units
Frown lines: 15-25 units
Should I Do Anything To Prepare For Botox?
To minimize the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site, it is recommended to avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil or Ibuprofen) supplements one week prior to your treatment. If you need to take pain medication during this time period, Tylenol is acceptable. Prior to Botox, also avoid suntans, chemical peels, and facials.
Bruising is a possible side effect of the treatment, so it’s recommended to schedule any social plans accordingly for 7-10 days following the injection. Arnica supplements have been shown to reduce discomfort, bruising, and swelling from injectable procedures. Arnica pills can be started the day before or the day of treatment, and should be continued until bruising has resolved. A topical numbing cream may be applied during your procedure to help reduce discomfort.
Eating leafy greens can help boost your Vitamin K levels, which can help reduce the possibility of bruising and swelling. Eating leafy greens can help boost your Vitamin K levels, which can help reduce the possibility of bruising and swelling.
Is Botox Covered By OHIP?
If you want to get Botox for cosmetic reasons, it is likely that you will have to pay for the treatment yourself, as it is not typically covered by OHIP or private insurance policies. This also applies if you want to get Botox as a preventative measure against wrinkles.
On the other hand, OHIP covers certain medical uses of Botox, when it is used to treat a specific medical condition that is deemed medically necessary by a doctor, such as chronic migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the underarms, hands, feet, face or head, eyelid twitching or spasms (blepharospasm), severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions and spasms (cervical dystonia) and spasticity due to certain conditions.
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