Your Guide to Facial Injectables

Many of our patients have a general knowledge of injectables. They know that neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify work to smooth wrinkles while facial filler restores volume, but the capabilities of these services don’t end here. There are actually various ways to receive injectables to achieve your desired cosmetic results. In this blog, we’re curating a guide to facial injectables to inform you of just how dynamic these services can be when it comes to boosting your confidence and addressing any problem areas you may have. 

Botox-Type Injectables – Neurotoxins


Forehead lines are a common place for neurotoxin injections because so many of our expressions rely on using our eyebrows. Neurotoxins work by temporarily weakening the muscles that cause wrinkles. When these muscles are paralyzed, the forehead lines have a chance to smooth out.


Another popular spot for injectables is the area around the mouth referred to as frown lines or the “elevens.” These wrinkles are easily smoothed over with doses of Botox, Daxxify, or Dysport. 


Rounding out the eye area, Crow’s feet are another one of the most popular areas for Botox. Known as one of the most common and substantially aging types of wrinkles, Crow’s feet can be treated with Botox because the injectables target the muscles responsible for the folding of the skin on either side of the eyes. Once this movement is restricted, the skin has a chance to regenerate and smooth out the wrinkles. 


Neurotoxins can also be used for lines above the lips. These wrinkles are often very small and can be nixed by preventing the pursing of the lip motion that causes them. While results can generally be seen immediately, long-term results are achievable by giving the skin above the lips time to relax. 


Botox and other injectables can also help you achieve aesthetic goals pertaining to your smile. Everything from helping to remedy a droopy smile or fix a gummy smile. Whether you’re injecting the muscles in the corners of your mouth, or the muscles required to pull our lips up and reveal our teeth, neurotoxins can help you reveal your perfect smile. 


Masseter Botox, sometimes referred to as jaw or TMJ Botox, can be used for cosmetic purposes to slim down the face by reducing the size of the jaw muscles. This service can also help to treat certain conditions including clenching, jaw pain, and teeth grinding.

Facial Filler Injectables


Lip filler is probably the most well-known of all facial filler, and for good reason. The experts at O’Neill Plastic Surgery have perfected the art of the subtle, natural -looking pout. Lip filler treatments can be customized based on the client and end result to ensure you leave satisfied. 


Using filler in the cheeks helps achieve a more youthful look, especially because this part of the face tends to experience volume loss with age. Filler is a great quick fix to turn back the clock without a more invasive procedure like a face lift. 


Marionette lines are those lines below each corner of the mouth and nasolabial folds are the lines that extend from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, both of which contribute to the look of aging. Fortunately, filler can be used in both of these areas to restore a more youthful appearance. 


Filler is not used exclusively to restore fullness; it can also reduce the appearance of scars and to even out the uneven texture associated with scarring. While scar removal has often been associated with surgery or laser treatments, filler can also serve as a quick, nonsurgical option.

Contact O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Injectables are options to address a variety of cosmetic concerns. The more you know about what services like neurotoxins and fillers can do for you, the better equipped you are to decide if any of these treatments are right for you. Of course, if you have any additional questions, the team of professionals at O’Neill Plastic Surgery is here for you! Check out our website or give us a call at (843) 881-2130 for more information. 

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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