Most people have heard that Botox® injections are the ultimate treatment to smooth signs of aging like wrinkles, frowns, and expression lines. This treatment is one of the most-wanted cosmetic procedures, so you probably know somebody that has enjoyed its rejuvenating benefits or at least read about it online or in a magazine. But did you know that Botox® can also be used to change the shape and contours of your face?
Botox® injections can modify facial appearance. You might be wondering, how does this work? It’s easy to understand how it erases wrinkles and expression lines. When the substance is injected into the facial muscles, it blocks the neurological signals that enable their contraction (in other words, it “freezes” facial muscles). As the muscles cannot contract, they cannot have visible consequences on your skin, so you quickly get rid of these signs of aging. But how can this substance modify your facial contours?
Well, when injected in certain facial areas, Botox® also has the following effects:
Slims Your Face:
If you feel your face looks too round or square, this treatment option might be a suitable alternative for you. Dr. Naz can soften these shapes and make your face look slimmer by injecting Botox® into the masseter muscles, which are located at the back of your jaw, on both sides of your face. These powerful muscles are involved in multiple jaw movements like biting and chewing, so if you grind or clench your teeth, they might become overactive and grow in volume.
Botox® injections can relax these muscles, reducing their activity and, therefore, reducing their size. As a result, you’ll see that your face will look slimmer and more oval-shaped.
Defines Your Jawline:
Botox® injections can also help you if you are unhappy with the contours of your jawline. Unlike dermal fillers, this treatment doesn’t add volume in this area, but it can help define the jaw angles and even lift the neck to a certain extent. This treatment is popular among men and those women who feel that their jaw angles look slightly blunted.
Reshapes Your Nose Contours:
In the nasal area, Botox® is used for a procedure known as a non-surgical nasal lift. Although it doesn’t technically lift the tip of your nose, it certainly improves the overall nasal appearance of those patients worried about this particular issue. For this treatment, Dr. Naz injects Botox® into the muscles that pull the nasal tip down, achieving similar results to a surgical lift.
Botox® injections also reduce and remove wrinkles on the nose, which typically appear after smiling.
Learn More About All the Benefits of Botox® Injections
If you live in the North Vancouver, BC area and are interested in this or any other non-surgical cosmetic procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation with aesthetic specialist Dr. Naz. She will explain your different alternatives in detail, and together, you will decide on a course of treatment that can achieve your cosmetic goals!