NEW YORK – March 8, 2006 – Today, with all the methods available to rejuvenate an aging face, many patients with early signs of aging can defer mid-face or full facelifts. Although Botox has long been the treatment of choice of wrinkles and sagging of the forehead and the area around the eyes, it has not been widely used in the lower face. With years of experience in facial surgery and his knowledge of underlying muscles and substructures, board-certified plastic surgeon, Robert H. Gotkin, has perfected the use of Botox in conjunction with facial fillers in the lower face.
According to Dr. Gotkin, “Strategic placement of Botox in the upper lip gently improves the look of lipstick bleed lines. After relaxing the muscle, the tiny vertical lines above the top lip are injected with synthetic filler; the effect is natural and long lasting.”
Another of Dr. Gotkin’s procedures is the use of Botox in the muscle directly under the nose. During the aging process, this muscle begins to pull the tip of the nose downward. By relaxing it a bit, the tip of the nose lifts slightly to produce a more youthful effect.
“The contour of the chin also changes with age,” says Gotkin. “The skin below the lower lip begins to dimple and pucker, cords and muscle bands form on the neck and the corners of the mouth begin to turn downward. All of these signs of aging can be greatly diminished without surgery,” Gotkin added.
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