Botox is also used to eradicate the horizontal lines of the forehead. The injection must be placed in the middle portion of the forehead; otherwise, drooping of the brow will occur. Creative Botoxing can elevate eyebrows, evening out asymmetry. The crow's-feet area, to the side of the eye, is also commonly treated. Newer locations include the lines on the sides of the nose (called bunny lines) and dimpled chins.
Brave surgeons may inject the muscles around the mouth, to decrease the wrinkles of the lips and even to lower the upper lip in the case of a "gummy smile." But 16 muscles around the mouth all contribute to the smile: the chance of injecting them exactly symmetrically is not high. Asymmetrical injections will make it look as if you have had a stroke. And overdoing the injections will cause speech problems, even drooling. It will affect kissing and playing the trumpet. I do not advise these injections. Some surgeons have begun to inject the neck to reduce the vertical bands. I do so only in select patients: women with early bands and relatively good skin quality. If done too aggressively, the injection can cause problems with swallowing. But if it works, it can stall the need for a neck lift for many years. In addition, some surgeons inject the muscles of the chin to smooth out a rumpled appearance.
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