Is it possible to get rid of a natural scowl with Botox?
Dr. Dean Kane Q & A.
Q. I’m a 19 year old male and for awhile I’ve had a natural deep scowl. Botox is for older people but could it be used to smooth out these lines?
A. This is a good question which is confused by many patients!
Thanks for sharing your photo as it illustrates folding along the:
Eyelid and cheek (nasojugal fold),
Nose and cheek (nasolabial fold), and
Cheek and chin (marionette fold)
which is deeper than I would expect to see in a 19 year old. Is it possible you have lost enough weight that any skin relaxation would slide downward creating these folds?
Botox is useful to rebalance facial expression such as a scowl by muscle relaxation when a skin wrinkle is created by a attached underlying facial expression muscle. Botox or other muscle relaxers such as Dysport are typically used for the creases and lines:
Between the eyebrows (glabella),
Outer eye creases (crow’s feet),
In your case, Botox will not help your folds. These are passive folds created by looser skin draping in a downward direction.
Options may include:
It is best for you to obtain a well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon’s consultation for proper evaluation and discussion what option(s) are best for you.
I hope this was helpful! All the best! « Previous PostNext Post »
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