Thinking of dabbling in injectable treatments but don’t even know where you may choose to get them to look your best? With the abundance of skincare information out there, cosmetic treatments like neuromodulators (such as Botox and Dysport) and dermal fillers can seem overwhelming.
To make it a bit less confusing, let’s look at some of the most common injectable treatment sites and how these treatments can help fight the signs of aging in these areas.
Common Neuromodulator Treatment Sites
Neuromodulators are proteins that work by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that make your muscles contract. This relaxes and softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles and (bonus!) helps prevent future wrinkles. Here’s a rundown of common neuromodulator injection sites on the face:
The frontalis is the muscle that spans your forehead. Over time, continually raising your eyebrows can form horizontal lines. A skilled injector can place Botox or Dysport in this area to smooth out these lines, leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
The glabella is located between your eyebrows. This is where ‘frown lines’ or ’11 lines’ form when we squint or frown. Neuromodulators here can help alleviate these signs of aging, creating a smoother, more relaxed look.
“Crow’s feet” refer to the fine lines that form at the outer corners of your eyes when you smile or squint. Neuromodulators can help diminish these, giving a more relaxed and youthful appearance around your eyes.
With age, repeated puckering and sipping can form vertical lines around your mouth, also known as ‘smoker’s lines’ (which can appear even if you’ve never smoked). Neuromodulators can be used in these areas to relax the muscles and smooth these lines.
We often forget to apply sunscreen or skincare products to the neck, meaning it often ages even faster than the skin on the face. Platysmal bands are vertical lines in the neck, formed by the platysma muscle. Neuromodulators can safely relax this muscle, reducing the appearance of these neck lines.
Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO)
The DAO muscles pull the corners of the mouth downwards. As we age, this can lead to a permanent frown. Neuromodulators in this area can lift the corners of the mouth, giving a more lively expression.
The masseters are your chewing muscles located at the angle of your jaw. Some people have hypertrophy of the masseter muscles, causing a square jaw appearance. Neuromodulators can help soften this look, giving a more oval face shape without the need for surgery.
Common Dermal Fillers Treatment Zones
Dermal fillers are biocompatible substances with a gel-like consistency. They are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, or enhance facial contours. Let’s talk about common areas where dermal fillers can work their magic:
As we age, we lose fat and bone in our temples, leading to a hollow or sunken appearance. Fillers can restore this volume, giving a youthful, well-rested look.
Loss of volume in the cheeks is extremely common and can cause sagging and a more aged appearance. Dermal fillers can restore volume, lifting and enhancing the cheeks for a more youthful contour.
Whether from aging or simply a desire for a more voluptuous look, dermal fillers can be used to plump up thin lips or smooth out vertical lines. They can even be used to alter the shape of the lips.
These are the lines that go from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. As we age, these folds can become more pronounced. Dermal fillers can soften these lines, adding volume and creating a more youthful appearance.
Chin and Jawline
Fillers can be used to enhance a weak chin, smooth out a dimpled chin, or enhance the jawline. This can provide balance and proportion to your face, again, without the need for invasive plastic surgery.
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