Botox 11 Lines | How to Get Rid of Elevens Lines
Are 11s lines permanently etched in your forehead? Or, maybe, they’ve settled into deep furrows or creases that won’t go away? Or, perhaps, they only appear when you express yourself or wrinkle your brow? However they look, they’re a common concern that many people share. So, if you’re wondering how to get rid of 11 lines, you’re definitely not alone. Bar none, the best way to minimize 11’s is a Botox Injectable. Here’s all you need to know about Botox 11s injections to smooth facial lines.
Why Do 11s Form? What are the 11’s for Botox?
Forehead lines go by many names, including Glabellar Lines, Glabella Line 11’s, 11 Lines, Elevens, Eleven Lines and Frown Lines. Typically, they’re two (although some people have three or more) vertical lines between the eyebrows and above the bridge of the nose. On some people, they run into the forehead. They can become permeanent after years contracting the muscles in the forehead — typically, either due to squinting, frowning or concentrating. When they grow static, they are notorious for making us appear perpetually angry or preoccupied.
When 11’s and other wrinkles become permanent, it’s also the result of what’s happening under the skin. As we age, we produce less collagen and elasin, which causes our skin to lose volume and elasticity. Additionally, bone density and fat stores diminish. Because of these things, there’s no longer a supportive scaffold, on which the skin can hang smoothly. When this happens, the skin becomes loose and starts to sag and wrinkle.
Can Botox Be Used on Areas Other Than the Forehead / Brow?
The brow / forehead area is the most popular place for Botox. In fact, Botox was originally approved by the FDA for use on the glabella. That said, the human face is basically prone to the same kinds of wrinkling, as we age. And Botox works to diminish lines on all these areas. In general, physicians break down these lines into seven categories. Besides the elevens, here’s a description of the other six. They are:
- Forehead Lines or “Surprise Lines” that run across the length of the brow in parallel, horizontal rows, often in a pair or threes.
- Bunny Lines or “Bunnies” that run across the bridge of the nose vertically, often in pairs or threes.
- Crow’s Feet / Periorbital Wrinkles or “Smile Lines” that appear as crinkles at the corners of the eyes.
- Nasolabial Folds or “Smile Lines” that extend vertically to form parentheses around the bottom of the nose to the mouth.
- Lip Lines or “Lipstick Lines” / “Smoker’s Lines” / “Purse String Lines” that appear vertically on or above the mouth.
- Marionette Lines that extend vertically on each side of the bottom of the lips to the chin to form parentheses that frame the jawline.
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Can I Get Rid of Elevens Only? How to Get Rid of 11 Lines with Botox? How to Minimize 11’s with an Injectable?
We love Botox because it’s incredibly versatile. As described above, Botox injections can reverse all kinds of wrinkles. However, along with a great versatility, Botox is also extremely targeted. Why is this important? Because, even though we all wrinkle, how much and where we wrinkle depends on individual differences in:
- Facial structure and
- Patterns of expression.
This means we can target treatment to you. You can come into Smooth Synergy and get rid of 11’s lines only. You can also come in and restore the lips or reverse Crow’s Feet. You can also come in for a complete Botox transformation!
Put simply, Botox works across the entire face, while also being extremely customizable to your individual anatomy and desired treatment outcomes.
When Should I Start Botox for 11 Lines?
Again, Botox is extremely versatile. It can prevent expression lines, as well as static lines. Specifically, before age 30, Botox is typically considered preventative and works on expression lines that appear with facial movement. The 40’s generally brings visible signs of aging. After forty and before 50, facial lines typically won’t go away, even when the face is at rest. This is when Botox is used as a corrective treatment.
How Many Units of Botox for Elevens? What Can I Expect Before and After? When Will I See Results?
We typically recommend injection with between 15 to 30 units, in order to soften and smooth Glabellar Lines. Typically, patients require 5-7 injections along strategic points on the brow. However, the number of injections varies depending on your individual anatomy, the extent of aging, as well as your desired results. Specifically, two muscles are typically at play. They are the Procerus muscle and the Corregator muscles. Together, these two muscles pull the brow inward and downward, creating the distinctive elevens lines. Once neurotoxin is injected in the 11s area, you can expect Botox results in 3-7 days.
How to Find a Botox Doctor / Provider / Injector in NYC?
Finding the best Botox doctor near you is a great way to make sure you get the right Botox units for Elevens or otherwise. It’s important to make sure your provider has a proven track record of injecting botulinum toxin on many patients. It’s the best way to assure you’ll get the Botox results you’re looking for from your injection treatment.
Where to Get Botox Near Me?
Smooth Synergy’s Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, has close to 20 years experience administering cosmetic injectables. He’s not only a trusted medical physician, but has a keen eye for aesthetics. He has a knack for understanding the face and knowing where to place injectables to make you look your best.
Why Visit Smooth Synergy Medical Spa, NYC?
Smooth Synergy Medical Spa & Laser Center in New York is a boutique cosmedical spa that opened in 2002. Conveniently located in Midtown East, we offer a comprehensive line of cosmetic injectables including Botox by Allergan, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeauveu. To experience our expertise and to find out which injectable is right for you, please call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an Expert in Beauty. We offer complimentary consultations for all your skincare needs.