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Botox for Scowl Lines

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012 by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Some of you may have seen advertisements for Botox on TV or in magazines. The ads typically talk about erasing the “elevens”. But what does that mean and how does Botox do this?

There are many muscles in our face, each designed to perform certain functions. The corrugator muscles are mainly responsible for the scowl expression, the one that causes the vertical lines between the eyes. The procerus muscle is a muscle between the eyes that is responsible for causing the horizontal line at the bridge of the nose. We use these muscles when we are angry or when we are focusing on something.

In the image below the muscle labelled B is the corrugator muscle and the muscle labeled D is the procerus muscle. In the photo you can see the expression and the lines created when these muscles are used.

Botox for Scowl Lines before photo

By injecting Botox in specific areas of the corrugator and procerus muscles, these lines will be diminshed or erased. However it is important to go to an experienced injector as there are side effects of improperly performed injections.

In the photo the before and after effects of Botox are demonstrated. Notice the relaxed expression and the lack of scowl lines.

Botox for Scowl Lines before and photo

To learn more about Botox and to view before and after pictures visit my website at drdadvandplasticsurgery.com.

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