Lower, Mid, or Upper Face Areas? Where to Get Botox Injections

Botulinum toxin type A is a popular injectable, with more than 4.4 million treatments recorded in 2020. If you're ready to join the millions of American adults who've tried botulinum treatments, take a look at some areas on your face where you could get an injection.

1. Get a Lower-Face Injection

The lower part of your face includes the jawline, chin, mouth, and the sides up to your cheeks. Lower-face uses include more than just wrinkle reduction. While botulinum toxin type A is commonly used to smooth fine lines and diminish the appearance of wrinkles, this non-invasive cosmetic treatment does much more. By blocking the nerves of the lower face, botulinum treatments stop the signals that tell the muscles to contract. This creates a fresh, smooth, more youthful look.

Botulinum toxin type A treatments in the lower face can change the appearance of lipstick lines (the fine lines around the mouth), chin skin dimpling, and neck lines. This injectable can also lift the corners of the mouth, reduce a "gummy" smile, and soften a square or overly angular jawline.

2. Get a Mid-Face Injection

Along with the lower face, you can also use this type of injectable to treat the middle face area. This includes lines and wrinkles above the upper lip—but below the forehead. Botulinum toxin type A can decrease the appearance of the fine lines located on the outer corners of the eyes (also known as crow's feet).

Some practitioners will also treat the areas under or directly above the eyes and around the nose. These mid-face spaces require an experienced medical provider who fully understands how the injectable could potentially affect the muscles in or near the mid-face face area. If you want to soften or correct mid-face lines (other than crow's feet), discuss the best option with a qualified professional. You may need to explore options outside of botulinum toxin injectables.

3. Get an Upper-Face Injection

Do you have frown lines or forehead furrows? Frown lines are the vertical creases between the eyebrows. Even though frown lines are technically on (or near) the forehead area, true forehead lines are horizontal creases that appear above the eyebrows and stretch across the face. If either of these types of lines won't disappear when you relax your facial expressions, a botulinum toxin injectable can help to smooth the area.

To learn more, contact local services that provide Botox injections.