The Buzz About Botox
Botox was one of the first approved anti-aging injectables (it was released in the early 2000s!), and remains a popular choice for people who want to treat forehead lines and wrinkles. Botox can also be used to smooth away the appearance of crinkly crow’s feet, which are those wrinkles that appear at the corners of the eyes.
Botox uses a neurotoxin to block signals between the brain and nerve endings at the injection site. This effect relaxes the treated muscles, which results in skin appearing smoother and much younger. Botox is FDA-approved to treat forehead lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet; it can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).
Which One is Right for You?
The right anti-aging treatment for you depends on a lot of factors; however, this basic guide can help determine whether you should get Botox or dermal fillers:
- Seek out Botox if you’re bothered by the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines between your eyebrows, or crow’s feet.
- Ask about dermal fillers if you’ve experienced facial fat loss in your cheeks and underneath your eyes, or if you have noticeable facial folds and lines.