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What are the Different Uses of Botox&Reg; in the Face?

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Botox® injections are frequently used to soften lines that have formed on a person’s face and neck. The use of Botox® in the face is usually intended to soften the lines that appear on a person’s forehead and between his eyebrows. Botox® is also useful for softening lines that develop around a person’s eyes, which are often referred to as crow's feet. In many cases, doctors also recommend it for softening the lines around a person’s mouth. While the rejuvenating effects of administering Botox® in the face are less frequently focused on the chin and jaw, it can be employed for treating lines and defects in this area as well.

Botox® injections are commonly used to reduce and soften wrinkles caused by facial movement. For example, this treatment may be used to soften the lines a person has developed as the result of frowning periodically over the years or even wrinkling his forehead in concentration. It may also prove useful for softening the lines a person develops around the eyes and mouth after years of laughing or smiling. A doctor may even administer Botox® in the face to soften wrinkles that develop when a person repeatedly purses his lips to smoke cigarettes.

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Sometimes Botox® is also used to fix a condition commonly referred to as a falling brow. This condition develops when a person’s facial muscles in the forehead area begin to lose their tone. As a result, a person’s forehead skin droops, and the result can be a face that looks dramatically older than its years. To correct this, a doctor may provide a chemical brow lift by administering Botox® in the face.

It is important to note that despite the fact that Botox® can be effective, it is a treatment that only has temporary effects. It cannot remove a person’s wrinkles and imperfections permanently. Instead, the effects of Botox® usually last for a few months. An individual can have repeat Botox® treatments after this time has passed, however. In fact, there is some evidence that repeat treatments may make Botox® last progressively longer.

Interestingly, Botox® treatments involve the use of a bacterial pathogen called botulinum toxin. This toxin can cause a type of food poisoning that has the potential to result in death. When it is injected into a person’s face, however, it works to paralyze his facial muscles temporarily. It is this temporary paralysis that does the job of reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles.

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Ocelot60
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@spotiche5- My sister gets her eyebrows lifted with Botox treatments, and the results that she gets are very impressive. While a Botox brow lift does work, there are several things that you should consider to help ensure that you get great results.

First of all, you should choose a doctor who has experience using Botox for the purpose of lifting the eyebrows. While many doctors administer Botox for a wide variety of reasons, using it to create a lifting effect takes experience and knowledge of the best way to do the procedure.

When considering a Botox brow lift, you should also be aware of the side effects. While most people only experience mild discomfort, swelling, or bruising, there

are other side effects to be aware of.

Finally, you should think about your expectations and budget. While the effects of Botox to lift the eyebrows are usually positive, they only last around three to five months. This means that you will have to repeat the injections several times a year to maintain your refreshed look, which could become costly.

Spotiche5
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Lifting the eyebrows with Botox treatments sounds too good to be true. Does anyone know if this procedure really works, and if so, how long to the effects typically last? I would like to have my eyebrows lifted, but I really do not want to undergo an invasive surgical brow lift.

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