Updated: May 1, 2021
Botox® can be used in many different areas of the body, but it is most commonly used in the face. It is injected into muscles that are causing wrinkle formation, which causes the muscles to relax, thus allowing the overlying skin to smoothen out. I also offer Botox® injections into the armpits which treats excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Most popular areas of the face:
The horizontal lines caused by raising your eyebrows can be treated by injecting Botox® into the muscles of the forehead, which allows those lines to soften. Excessive forehead lines can give the face and skin quite a pronounced aged appearance.
Lines created between the eyebrows when we frown can make us look (and feel!) grumpy. Injecting the muscles here can give you a much more refreshed and relaxed appearance.
Around the eyes - Crow's feet lines are naturally created when we smile. With ageing, these lines can persist even when we are not smiling, and can sometimes extend down onto the cheek and across the outer face. Botox® is effective in reducing these, and with careful placement of injections we can even help to alleviate drooping eyelids to open up the eye area more, giving a more youthful and 'awake' appearance.
Top of the nose - 'Bunny lines' are caused by wrinkling up the nose and are easily reduced by Botox® injections into each side of the nose.
Dr Kathryn Hogg runs an independent clinic in Melksham, near Bath. If you want to find out more about whether this would be an appropriate treatment for you, book online here: www.drkathrynhogg.com/book-online for a free consultation.