Updated: Oct 10
Glabella line botox
Remember the scary old man in your neighborhood when you were a child. He always looks so serious and intimidating; odds are he wasn’t! He looked like that because of glabella lines. Glabella lines are the short vertical lines found between the eyebrows and extending up the central forehead that make the person look older and a little angry all the time.
Glabella lines are created by the dynamic action of the underlying muscles, corrugator superciliaris, the procerus, and the depressor supercilii. When these muscles become well developed, they pull the central ends of the eyebrows inwards and a downwards, causing the furrows.
How to fix it?
Botulinum toxin is an injectable cosmetic treatment used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It relaxes the glabella muscles in your face temporarily to smooth the appearance of the lines and make you look younger and happier.
Glabella Botox Application Procedure:
The procedure starts with a thorough examination of the area being treated to ensure there is little to no chance of complications.
The needles used to inject the toxin are extremely thin so during the application, almost no pain should be felt. Despite this, a numbing cream or ice compress is generally applied to the area to remove the possibility of pain during the procedure.
Botulinum toxin is then injected into the wrinkled area between the two eyebrows.
You will start to see the result within two weeks of the procedure, and these results will improve over the following few months. 4 or 5 months after treatment, the effect will begin gradually decreasing and typically end entirely by six months. Most people then opt to have another procedure done at this time, but that is solely at the patient’s discretion.
by Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul
Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul is a specialist in Genomics, Dermatology and Aesthetics. She has received qualifications from numerous educational institutions like Stanford University, U.S.A.; the University of Queensland, Australia; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.