Your #1 Most-Asked Question About BOTOX® Answered!

Your #1 Most-Asked Question About BOTOX® Answered!

If you're considering getting BOTOX® Cosmetic for the first time, you probably have some questions about the product. The most common being - Which areas of my face can be treated with BOTOX®? Find out how BOTOX® Cosmetic works to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe lines in each of its FDA-approved areas: forehead lines, frown lines, and crow's feet lines.

How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works

Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows can cause the skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface to temporarily reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes visible wrinkles in areas including the forehead, between the brows (frown lines), and around the eyes (crow's feet). The result? You’ll look like yourself but with noticeably smoother-looking lines.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Area #1: Frown Lines

Frown lines typically appear as a set of vertical, parallel lines between the eyebrows. These lines are often referred to as "the elevens" because of their resemblance to the number 11. Fun Fact: In 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX® as a temporary cosmetic treatment for frown lines in adults and requested the product be marketed as BOTOX® Cosmetic to distinguish cosmetic from therapeutic uses. Another Fun Fact: The glabellar complex is the scientific name for the group of muscles between the brows that, with repeated contraction over time, cause the formation of visible frown lines, or elevens.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Area #2: Crow's Feet

The wrinkles in the outer area of your eyes, also known as crow's feet, can be treated and reduced with BOTOX® Cosmetic. These lines are often referred to as smile lines and are caused by laughing, smiling, and squinting.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Area #3: Forehead Lines

Forehead lines are the horizontal lines that run in one or more rows across the mid- to upper-forehead depending on your personal anatomy and facial structure. These lines stem from repeated eyebrow-raising, whether in surprise or shock. Administering BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity and smooths the appearance of the associated forehead wrinkles.

If you'd like to smooth your fine lines and wrinkles, it's probably time to schedule a BOTOX® Cosmetic consult. Check out our Before & After Photos and give us a call to schedule your consult.