Summary: Where is the best place to get your Botox injection? That’ll depend on who you are what you want. Your desired final results will be the guide for any Botox injections you might undergo. So you’ll want to ask your surgeon or medspa professional about the most appropriate injection sites–and which wrinkles are the most likely to go away!
Finding the Best Place for Your Botox Injection
You’re going in for your Botox appointment and you’re thinking about how you’d like to transform your face. The problem is that you aren’t exactly sure what the best place to get your Botox injection might actually be. And what you really mean by that is that you aren’t quite sure which wrinkles are the most problematic.
Luckily, Botox is going to make some of those decisions for you. This particular injectable is tailor-made to fight specific types of wrinkles–wrinkles caused by and associated with certain muscle groups on the face. This means that your Botox injection will work best when treating specific types of lines and wrinkles.
The Best Sites to Target Your Botox
You and your cosmetic surgeon (or medspa professional) will talk about the best possible sites for your Botox injections. (We are not medical professionals here, so please do not consider this to be medical advice–this article is intended for entertainment purposes only.) The most popular injection sites focus on two or three particular areas:
- Concentration lines: These are the lines you get right around your brows as you age. Concentration lines can often make you look angry or intense when you’re happy and effervescent.
- Frown or smile lines: As you age, you may start to notice lines around your mouth. These are often referred to as smile or frown lines (depending on how they look).
- Crow’s feet: Depending on how they formed, crow’s feet may be a good target for Botox. These are wrinkles that often appear around the outer corners of your eyes.
- Forehead lines: Various lines on your forehead can be caused by muscle contractions. These might not be particularly deep or prominent lines, but they are still often a cause for distress for patients who feel as though these lines make them look older than they feel.
It’ll be up to you and your surgeon to determine the best possible sites for your Botox injections, and it could very well be different on every person. That’s why the consultation process is so important.
Why Only These Wrinkles?
To understand why these sites are particularly popular, it helps to understand how Botox works. Unlike many other injectable options, Botox is a neuromodulator. This means that it interferes with certain signals that the brain sends to your muscles (and that your muscles send to your brain).
In very low doses (which is what you get when you get Botox), this can serve to force your muscles to relax. And that’s precisely what you need when you’re trying to get rid of frown lines or concentration lines. Because your muscles are what’s causing those particular wrinkles in the first place.
As you age, your muscles can sometimes become “stuck” in a contracted position. When that happens, your face also becomes stuck–with the wrinkle in question. The only way to eliminate the wrinkle is to force the muscle to relax (and that’s precisely what Botox is designed to accomplish).
The Best Targets Vary From Patient to Patient
The best targets for Botox-based rejuvenation, then, will vary significantly from patient to patient. That’s why it’s essential that you receive individualized advice for achieving your desired outcome. Where is the best place to get your Botox? Well, that’ll depend on who you are and what you want!
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about plastic and cosmetic surgery for over four years. He’s constantly talking to surgeons to ensure he gets the latest and most accurate information possible.