Aging is an inevitable part of our lives and with it come a number of lines and wrinkles. As we age, so does our skin. With decreased production of collagen, the result is unwanted wrinkles. So as we start aging, our skin starts getting less supple and starts losing its freshness, elasticity, and lustre.
While there’s nothing wrong with wrinkles, we aren’t exactly rushing to celebrate our crow’s feet! A number of beauty procedures such as laser, chemical peeling, and botulinum toxin injections (or Botox) have become popular ways of ridding oneself of unwanted lines and wrinkles.
Botox is a non-invasive beauty procedure that can greatly minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox injections work great on dynamic wrinkles—wrinkles that form over time as a result of certain facial expressions, such as a frown or smile. Static wrinkles that happen as a result of age can be treated with the help of dermal fillers and Botox.
Botox can help you get rid of the following types of facial wrinkles.
Glabellar lines are some of the most commonly treated wrinkles that can be managed with Botox injections. Glabella is the part of the skin that lies directly above the nose and between the eyebrows. If you frown frequently, you can risk forming frown lines in the glabella.
Crow’s feet are also known as periorbital lines or lateral canthal lines. It’s normal for many to get crow’s feet as a result of the eyes crinkling up when smiling. These wrinkles usually form around the outer corner of the eye in a branch of three lines. These lines can also happen as a result of squinting your eyes too much.
Long lines on the forehead are another common type of facial wrinkles. Forehead lines usually form as a result of frowning too much. When the large frontalis muscle on the forehead is contracted too much, the lines appear.
Perioral or lipstick lines are usually straight lines that form right above the upper lip. Lipstick lines come by as a result of age and other genetic factors. They can also happen as a result of smoking and puckering your lips too often.
Marionette lines are named after the mouth area of a marionette puppet, because of the resemblance. These wrinkles usually form on the corner of the mouth and run all the way down to the chin. They get worse with age but can be effectively treated with Botox.