There is no secret to wrinkle prevention. As early as age 20, horizontal forehead lines may begin to appear on the mid-to-upper forehead as a result of habitually raising the brows. While you probably noticed them initially in the mirror, you now find them distracting when video chatting with friends, colleagues, or even customers.

In your 30s, you may notice an increase in the number of lines caused by excessive sun exposure and squinting. Crow’s feet, also known as “laugh lines,” begin at the corners of your eyes and spread out in a fan-like pattern resembling a bird’s foot. While these can enhance your laughs and smiles, they are also a sign of aging and can begin to affect your self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, these wrinkles can be easily smoothed out using the world’s most widely used minimally invasive injectable product, BOTOX®, to restore your youthful appearance.

When administered by one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons or nurses at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center, BOTOX® injections can make you look and feel as young and vibrant as you feel on the inside. With a long track record of safety and efficacy and a treatment time of only 10—15 minutes, this treatment fits easily into your hectic lifestyle.

What Is the Mechanism of Action of BOTOX®?

BOTOX®, or botulinum toxin type A, is an injectable medication that temporarily paralyzes the muscles, resulting in wrinkles and the development of facial lines. Additionally, it stimulates the growth of new collagen, resulting in a fuller, plumper, and more youthful appearance.

What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is an effective anti-aging treatment for the following areas of the face:

Wrinkles or Lines on the Forehead

Forehead wrinkles—those horizontal lines above your brows that move in response to your expressions—are almost certainly the first sign of aging that you’ve noticed. Due to their difficulty concealing, these wrinkles are among the most frequently treated with BOTOX®.

Around the Eyes: Crow’s Feet

While those thin lines that extend from the corners of your eyes when you smile or laugh may initially appear endearing, they can also make you appear older than you are. BOTOX® injections can be used to relax these lines and give the appearance of youth.

Lines of Surprise or Frown

You may have lines between your brows on your forehead that appear when you frown, giving the appearance of being tired, angry, or upset. BOTOX® can help you appear more youthful and relaxed by reducing their depth, smoothing them out, and making you appear more youthful and relaxed.

Lipstick or Smoker’s Lines

Additionally referred to as perioral lines, these appear when you purse your lips and may radiate outward around your mouth. These lines can be effectively treated with a small amount of BOTOX® injected by an experienced doctor or nurse at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center.

Lines of Marionettes and Mouth Corners

Marionette lines extend downward from the mouth corners toward the jaw, frequently causing the mouth corners to droop as well. BOTOX® injections in small amounts can help relax these lines.