BOTOX® Cosmetic, and other forms of botulinum toxin (Dysport® and Xeomin®) relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Common treatment areas are worry-lines (between the eyebrows), crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), horizontal lines across your forehead, as well as lines around your mouth and neck bands.
Dr. Markarian feels that the key with Botox lies in truly understanding the anatomy of the injected area, and more importantly the variability in the anatomy between patients — for brows, the forehead, and anywhere else you plan on receiving a Botox injection. This includes having a firm understanding of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle that will be injected, the thickness of each muscle targeted, how deep beneath the skin the actual muscle resides, and the patient variability therein.
As an Aesthetic-trained Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Markarian operates in the face for browlifts and facelifts, and has a unique perspective to the muscle anatomy as he commonly dissects under the skin, sees the actual muscles themselves, and has learned “first-hand” the incredible variability between patients — live, “on the OR table” — as opposed to via lectures or a cadaver dissection. Dr. Markarian believes this helps him guide where to inject and where not to.
Dr. Markarian enjoys performing Botox injections and is excited to offer this popular cosmetic procedure to help you reach your anti-aging goals for your face and neck.