Botox is a widely accepted method of reducing unsightly wrinkles and fine lines – in the forehead, between the eyebrows and crows feet area. It can also be used to smooth the muscular bands in the neck. A more recent use of Botox is to soften a square jaw, sometimes referred to as a jaw reduction, to achieve a more heart-shaped face.
The active ingredient in Botox interferes with the nerve impulse to the muscle to relax and smooth the skin. If the wrinkles are very deep, Dr. MacPhee may recommend a follow-up filler treatment to achieve the best results.
Botox lasts about four months and can be repeated as often as needed to maintain the desired appearance.
While many types of facilities can now administer Botox injections, a skilled plastic surgeon has been trained to avoid undesirable outcomes. The placement of the injections is critical to ensure that the facial muscles are not negatively affected.