Botox inoculation represents the most popular treatment for the correction of expessive wrinkles of the upper face.
- ughe of the root of the nose (glabellar)
- frontal wrinkles
- “crow’s feet” wrinkles
- “descent” of the eyebrow
In certain individuals, due to genetic or constitutional characteristics, the contractility of the facial mimic muscles, is excessively brisk and results in conspicuous, deep expression lines; even at rest, the mere muscle tone prevents the overlying skin from fully stretching making it appear perpetually rippled. Generally, the phenomenon tends to become more pronounced over the years due to further thinning of the skin planes. This is most noticeable at the forehead, the root of the nose, laterally to the eye (crow’s feet) and other parts of the face. This minor cosmetic problem, which a few years ago would have required actual surgery, is solved in minutes with a single infiltration of botulinum toxin. The effect occurs within 24 to 48 hours and lasts 4 to 8 months. Care must be taken to limit treatment to only certain districts to avoid making the face expressionless and apathetic.