According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual report for 2017, Botox topped the list of minimally invasive procedures with 7.23 million procedures performed in 2017. Why is Botox so popular? Read on to learn more about Botox injections.
What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin type A, more commonly known as Botox, is a purified substance that is injected into the skin to reduce wrinkles and lines. It works by blocking signals to the muscle receiving the injection. When the muscle does not receive signals, it cannot contract. The muscle weakens or paralyzes causing a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. Botox also causes smoother skin above the muscle.
What Does Botox Treat?
Botox is popularly known for facial injections for wrinkles. It treats crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes, lines in the forehead, and glabellar lines. Glabellar lines, also known as frown lines are the vertical lines between your eyebrows.
Botox can also treat the following:
- Lines in the lips
- Diminish thick neck bands
- Soften a thick or square jawline
- Correct a gummy smile (a smile that shows a lot of your gums)
- Lift the corners of your mouth
- Smooth skin dimpling in the chin
- Bunny lines (wrinkles from scrunching your nose when smiling or laughing)
- Eliminate marionette lines (downward vertical lines at the corners of your mouth)
What is the “Botox Lip Flip”?
The Botox Lip Flip is the flipping or curling up and rolling out of your upper lip line to give a sexy, pouty look. When Botox is injected into the muscles surrounding your lips, it also makes them appear larger.
Lip fillers Los Angeles are different from Botox. Fillers Los Angeles fill the lips by adding volume and making them bigger. Botox creates the illusion of a larger lip by flipping the lip up when the muscle is relaxed. Botox does not add bulk to the lip.
Lip fillers can be used in combination with Botox Los Angeles.
Consult with the best med spa Los Angeles to learn about your Botox options.