What can Botox do?
Everybody has a muscle in the front part of their chin, this muscle is named the Mentalis. In some people this muscle is very active and makes the chin look rough and bobbly, to make matters worse activity of this muscle can lead to a deep horizontal crease between the lower lip and chin
Also, there is a muscle at the side of the mouth which in some people is very active and makes those people look glum. The picture below demonstrates this very well.
The good news is that both of these situations can be improved by the correct use of Botox.
What can fillers do?
With age often jowling begins to rear its ugly head. This is a common complaint and appears as a dip in the jawline, which means the jawline of the lower jaw is no longer smooth. This is ageing and can be improved by using filler to smooth these dips out thereby giving you a smooth younger looking lower jawline.
Some patients have a deep horizontal crease just between their lower lip and chin. The correct use of a filler can smooth this crease.
In summary, having a lower third of the face which is bumpy and not smooth is very ageing. The good news is that either Botox and/or fillers can improve your situation and give you a younger appearance.
Have you had Botox elsewhere and are thinking of changing clinics?
Are you thinking of trying Botox for the first time?
Dr Peter L. Lawson
BDS Dentistry (Wales)
FDS RCPS Dentistry (Glasgow)
M.Sc. Nutritional Medicine (Surrey University)
PG Dip. Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine (Manchester University)
Marnie L. Lawson
Dip ION Nutritional Therapy
NEBDN Dental Nurse
Facial Aesthetic Nurse