Smile lines is a description that can mean many different types of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is great for treating some of them, but not for others.
One thing people mean when they use the term “smile lines” is also known as crow’s feet. Crow’s feet get their name because they are often three lines radiating away from the corner of the eye, looking much like a bird’s foot in shape. Crow’s feet respond well to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Another thing people mean when they use the phrase “smile lines” is nasolabial folds, or deep facial folds that run from the corners of the nose around the mouth. These are sometimes called facial parentheses because they look like parenthesis marks “( )” around the mouth. These don’t respond to BOTOX® Cosmetic, but they can be treated with dermal fillers like Restylane® or Juvéderm®.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an extremely flexible treatment, but it isn’t a cure for all symptoms of facial aging. The best way to learn whether BOTOX® Cosmetic can treat your cosmetic complaints is to talk to a doctor. For an appointment at our Denver or Littleton office, please contact Facial Aesthetics. today