Why Would You Have Botox?
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is exposed to both internal and external ageing factors. Skin ageing is characterised by wrinkles, loss of elasticity and lessening of smoothness in appearance. Internal ageing results from decreases, for example, in collagen and elastin, proteins that support the skin structure, whilst, external factors can include smoking, in particular, this can produce lines around the mouth.
In dermatology, the site of the Botox injection is generally the muscles responsible for facial expression, that over time can lead to a tired, disapproving or aged appearance. This results in the formation of lines, creases and/or wrinkles. Aesthetically, treatment with Botox has plentiful applications, including reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, folds and/or creases positioned: between the eyebrows (glabellar frown lines), horizontally on the forehead, side of the eyes (crow’s feet or laughter lines), neck and chest/cleavage (turkey neck), nasolabial folds around the mouth and nose; in addition, Botox can be used to raise the eyebrows.