Konstantin Vasyukevich, MD is a facial rejuvenation specialist in NYC who probably knows more about Botox Cosmetic than anyone who isn’t also a certified facial plastic surgeon. Thanks to his expertise, patients often ask him questions that are common knowledge to any specialist, but are still a mystery to the general public. Fortunately for anyone reading this blog post, the people here at Dr. Konstantin’s office don’t believe in secrets when it comes to matters of the facial rejuvenation. That’s why we’re taking the time to make sure you know exactly what to expect when receiving your rejuvenation treatments. What exactly are we talking about here? We’re talking specifically about Botox injections; where do we inject and why?
Wrinkles across the forehead are caused by decreased collagen production and prolonged use of the muscles behind the eyebrows. The more we use the muscles in our face, the more we put stress on the skin, and as the skin loses elasticity with age it loses the ability to “spring” back to its natural position, hence leaving more pronounced lines and wrinkles on the face. So how do we treat these lines and wrinkles? Is the best approach purchasing as many injections as possible and injecting every wrinkle directly? Or there might be a better way to achieve the best result.
So if we don’t inject the wrinkle, what do we inject? We inject the muscle behind the wrinkle. Sometimes the injection is so far from the wrinkle that you might wonder if the doctor knows what they’re doing, but rest assured this is a sign that you’re probably in very good hands. Here’s why. A knowledgeable injector will mark the line of maximal elevation, which demarkates the end of the frontalis muscle (the largest muscle in the forehead), and will not inject beyond that point because there’s no muscle to be affected by the Botox. It’s also worth noting that there’s no muscle in the middle of the forehead, as the frontalis is really just above and behind the width of the eyebrows. Using that knowledge, an experienced practitioner can treat a patient with far fewer injections, and avoid wasting Botox where it’s not needed.
This is why it’s important to always seek the most experienced facial rejuvenation specialist in your area. If you’re in NYC, Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich is a safe bet for a facial plastic surgeon who knows exactly how to administer your treatment, and is committed to being as forthright and transparent as possible with his patients. We want our patients to know that we’re only here to help them achieve their rejuvenation goals in the most natural and effective ways possible, and if that means spilling a few secrets, then so be it. After all, beauty isn’t a zero sum situation, and neither is knowledge, so feel free to share this article and let everyone you know take advantage of the truth behind Botox injections. Besides, secrets are no fun if you can’t tell anyone, right? Call or email today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich MD, and find out if Botox Cosmetic is the right facial rejuvenation procedure for you.