Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It works by interfering with muscle function and weakening muscle contraction. As a result, the muscle atrophies over time thus lessening the appearance of wrinkles. In general, the botox we use will weaken the muscles but does not totally paralyze them thus giving you a more natural appearance. You will still be able to have expressions while shrinking the wrinkles.
These are areas where botox can be used. The forehead, glabellar frown lines, crow's feet, bunny lines, sagging brows, lower eyelids, drooping corners of mouth,dimpling on chin, prominent jaw and turkey neck.
Botox is injected at several sites along the masseter muscles which moves the jaw for chewing. Weakening the masseter muscles atrophies the muscle and help slim down the lower jaw giving you a V-shaped profile.
botox jawline slimming
The neck bands become prominent as you age. The solution is botox which is injected into the platysmal muscles relaxing them. The result is a smooth and more youthful looking neck instead of the dreaded "turkey neck".
Neck band reduction
The brow often sags as you get older giving you an angry or sad look. Botox can be used to lift the brows and give you a more youthful appearance.