The Different Areas Botox Can Treat

The Different Areas Botox Can Treat

The Different Areas Botox Can Treat Botox is as loved for its instant results as it is for its versatility. We’re going to take a look at some of the most popular areas patients choose to receive it. Eyebrows: There are two main aims many patients have when they choose to receive Botox around their eyebrows. One is to eliminate the lines between the eyebrows (“the eleven’s”) when squinting or frowning. The other is an eyebrow lift to relax the muscles that pull the brow down, causing hooded eyes. Eyes: One of the areas Dr. Mai treats most frequently with Botox is the crow’s feet, or laugh lines – the lines that appear with age at the outer corner of the eye. Forehead: Lines in the forehead are virtually inevitable as one ages, but these can be relaxed with well-placed, nearly painless injections from Dr. Mai. Nose: Many patients, both men and women, prefer to ease the lines that appear when you crinkle your nose, called bunny nose in women or wolf lines in men. Mouth: Botox can be injected to relax and smooth the area surrounding the lips, so when the lips pucker, there are no cigarette lines. Another common injection site around the mouth is the DAO area – often referred to in layman’s terms as “droopy mouth corners.” (DAO is an acronym for the technical name of a specific muscle.) When the DAO is treated with Botox, it will lift the corners of the mouth to prevent them from going downwards when frowning, and helps to prevent marionette lines from forming. Chin and jaw: Many patients...
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

How Do Dermal Fillers Work? As we age, we tend to lose mass from our bones and muscle, and the body slows its production of naturally-occurring substances like collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. This process leaves the underlying structure of the face with less volume. Consequently the face looks less youthful. Dermal fillers replace that volume and restore plumpness, smoothing out lines or wrinkles in the face, while also helping to define contours and fill out cheeks. Certain kinds of dermal fillers can actually help to stimulate collagen production in the body. There are several types of dermal fillers, and Dr. Mai will help you determine which will help you achieve your most natural, youthful look, based on your skin and the results you’re looking for. These fillers can be injected both superficially as well as deep in the tissue, depending on the effect you want to achieve. Patients choose to get dermal fillers to create a variety of effects, including: Plumping up lips Filling out laugh lines (nasolabial folds) Minimizing the appearance of fine or etched lines Evening out indentations or scars Minimizing the appearance of dark circles or bags under the eyes Filling out cheeks and creating contours What are Dermal Fillers Made of? There are many types on the market, some produced synthetically and others created from naturally-derived material, One common filler is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance the body produces to help lubricate and cushion internal tissues. Since hyaluronic acid attracts water within the body, it can help to plump up those areas that could use the extra volume, leaving you with a fuller...