Improving the facial profile using Botox (botulinum toxin) injections

In order to maintain the balance of facial proportions during aesthetic medicine procedures, it is important to study the face as a whole through profiloplasty. In this way, the forehead, nose, lips and chin can be treated individually, in a way that respects the harmony of the face.

Minors defects of the nasal tip and chin can be corrected by Botox injections. This treatment is particularly recommended in cases where the nasal tip “droops” towards the ground when the subject smiles or speaks. It is also effective when treating the “orange peel” effect on the chin.

Injected botulinum toxin will neutralise the muscles responsible. The nose seems more projected and the chin appears smoother.

Indications for botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to treat the nasal tip and chin

Rhinoplasty by Botox injection can quickly and effectively correct the nasal tip.

Among certain people, the nasal tip can tend to droop or point towards the ground when they speak or smile. This is due to a muscle which contracts and pulls the nasal tip downwards. The paralysing properties of botulinum toxin will limit this muscle in order to prevent or change the unwanted movement.

Treatment of the chin makes it possible to effectively correct the labiomental fold.

How does the Botox injection session for the nasal tip and chin take place?

Treatment of the nasal tip and chin with botulinum toxin injection takes place in the surgery, over the course of a consultation. The practitioner will assess the area to be treated as well as the entire underlying nasal structure. The practitioner will also analyse the dynamics of the facial expression.

The doctor will proceed to inject Botox into the muscle responsible for lowering the nasal tip. Relaxing this muscle will reduce unwanted movements.

To treat the chin, the doctor will administer the botulinum toxin injections at the level of the mentalis. Relaxing this muscle makes the skin of the chin smoother.

The micro-needles used for injection are practically pain-free. The patient can resume their socio-professional life immediately after treatment.

Effects of treatment of the nasal tip and chin using botulinum toxin injections

The nasal tip no longer droops when smiling. It is more raised and projected. The skin of the chin is smooth and the labiomental fold is reduced. The movement of the face is natural and harmonious.

Slight redness, bruises or mild swelling can appear at the injection points and nearby. They will disappear naturally in the hours following treatment.

When will the results appear?

The procedure is safe, quick and long-lasting. Sometimes, a single injection is enough to treat the area. Botulinum toxin is gradually absorbed into the muscle. The effect can be seen in a few days. The final result of the profiloplasty with Botox injections can be appreciated after 3 weeks.

The benefits of treatment of the nasal tip and chin last for 6 months on average. Beyond that time, it is possible to renew the injections to make the results last longer.

Counterindications of treatment of the nasal tip and chin using Botox injections

It is recommended to avoid taking anticoagulants, anti-inflammatories or certain antibiotics during the 10 days prior to the procedure. Botulinum toxin injections are not suitable for people suffering from certain autoimmune diseases or chronic inflammatory diseases, or those with an evolving allergic background.

Likewise, botulinum toxin is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

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