Botox has been taking the plastic surgery industry by storm for the past decade. As more and more people realize the many benefits that this non-invasive cosmetic option offers, doctors are receiving more requests than ever before. If you’re not quite sure when you should undergo Botox injections, here are five signs that it’s definitely time.

Smile Lines

Smile lines, or laugh lines, are wrinkles that appear around your mouth when you smile or laugh. Botox injections are great for treating this condition when it first starts. The injections work to temporarily relax the muscles around the face that are directly responsible for smile lines appearing. When these muscles relax, there are no more smile lines.

Smoker’s Lines

If you spent any number of years smoking, it’s likely that you’ve developed what is referred to as smoker’s lines. These are defined as small vertical lines that appear around the mouth. These are a direct result of constantly puckered lips due to the process of smoking. Non-smokers can also develop these wrinkles in some cases. When you receive Botox injections, it will help to minimize the number of contractions from the muscles that surround your mouth. This will reduce the number of vertical lines that appear on a normal basis.

Forehead Furrows

Another big indicator that it’s time to get some Botox injections is seeing forehead furrows in the mirror. Some people refer to these as frown lines. When you look in the mirror, these are the near-horizontal lines that you’ll see stacked on top of one another across your forehead. They’re more prominent when you’re making specific facial expressions like frowning or scowling. If you start to notice these lines, it’s best to get injections early on before they get too deep-seated.

Facial Asymmetry

While you may believe that aging will affect both sides of the face in the same way, that’s not always the case. Some people will start to develop facial asymmetry. For example, one side of their mouth may be raised higher than the other one there smiling or speaking. Botox can be a great way to help fix that asymmetry. It will be a temporary solution to help relax muscles on one side of the face so that they are aligned with the muscles on the other side. This is more of an in-depth type of Botox injection.

Gummy Smile

If you’ve noticed that your smile appears to show more gums than lips, it may be time to think about undergoing Botox injections. A gummy smile appears because the upper lip does not go down far enough to cover the gums and top of the teeth. Botox injections can help to lower the upper lip by relaxing the muscles. This will help to cover the gummy area and provide a more desirable smile.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re ready to undergo Botox injections, then it’s time to call Prysi Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Mark Prysi and his team of skilled professionals will assist you with all types of Botox injections to help enhance your appearance and overall self-confidence level. To book your consultation, call our office or fill out our form.