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Where Not to Inject Botox

where not to inject botox

Botox also know as botulinum toxin is a very popular cosmetic treatment or an aesthetic medicine that can improve the appearance of your face. Injection of botulinum toxin or botox into specific muscles, inhibits muscle movement and helps reduce wrinkles.

Botox is a procedure that can also be used to treat excessive sweating, other skin conditions like acne, and even eye disorders such as strabismus (crossed eyes).

However, there are some areas where NOT to inject Botox or botulinum toxin because toxin injection of botulinum toxins in these areas could cause trouble for you and could be just a pain!


  • Botox (botulinum toxin) is a popular cosmetic treatment, but botulinum toxin or botox has danger zones such as: the brow, next to the mouth, and below the mouth.
  • Injection of botulinum toxin near the eyes can lead to drooping of the eyelid or even vision loss.
  • Injection of botulinum toxin in the forehead can cause a loss of the ability to raise the eyebrows.
  • Injection of botulinum toxin in the lips can cause them to droop and become uneven as results.
  • Only licensed person and trusty professional should administer the treatment and not just other people.

The Forehead Lines / Frown Lines / Frontalis Muscles

The frontalis muscles are the muscles in frontalis that raise patients eyebrows and wrinkle your forehead also called frown lines. Injection of botulinum toxins into the frontails muscle can cause drooping eyelids, a forehead crease, or both.

If you have been injected in the area around your eyes, it is possible to tell by looking at yourself in the mirror while some of your wrinkles are relaxed by injection of botox treatment and others are not. – then frown and see if any new lines appear (if they do appear they will likely be vertical).

If there is any doubt for the procedure, ask someone else to help you find out if there has been an injection site below the eyebrow ridges by looking at them with their head tilted back so that they are looking up at the brow ridge area.

Chin’s Muscles

Most people need only a small amount injections of Botox (botulinum toxin) in their chin to achieve their aesthetic goals, and the chin is one portion of the smallest areas to treat using botox.

In addition, it’s near the mouth and can be tricky for toxin injections or to inject botox or botulinum toxin  due to the proximity of important structures like nerves or salivary glands (the latter don’t appreciate being blocked!).

If you are considering injection of botulinum toxins into your chin muscles, please reconsider. The risk/benefit ratio is far too high for this area. If you still think you want to go ahead with botox of chin injections there anyway, make sure that your injector is a person with experience who has had great results with this type of injections and not just other people!

Around the Mouth/Lip Area

Injecting botulinum toxins into the mouth area can cause a loss of emotional expression and asymmetry, as well as drooping as a results. While it is possible to inject botox (botulinum toxin) in the muscles around the mouth, it’s highly recommended that you avoid injections in this muscles.

The best approach to determine if this is a safe treatment area for you will be based on the amount of wrinkles in this area and how much muscle movement is needed to create an expression.

Under the Eyes

When it comes to botox injections, the under-eye area is one of the most common places where the injections takes place. However, this is also an area that should be avoided when injecting botulinum toxins because botox can cause some unwanted side effects by these injections.

  • Drooping of the skin in lower eyelid:
    • The skin in the lid droops because of a muscle in its upper part becoming weaker and unable to hold itself up
  • Double vision:
    • The effect is caused by paralysis of muscles that control eye movements causing double vision with both eyes open
  • Dry eyes:
    • This can also happen if you have no allergies or do not suffer from allergies throughout the year.


It’s important to know that there are certain areas of the face that botox (botulinum toxin) should not be injected. The glabella is one of these areas.

The glabella, or “brow bone”, is located between your eyebrows and eyes. It’s known as a very sensitive area in the face—so if you inject it with botox (botulinum toxin), it can cause unwanted side effects like droopy eyelids and headaches.

In fact, this area is so sensitive that many doctors recommend avoiding botox (botulinum toxin) or other injections here altogether!

Botox Injection Danger Zones

Be aware that there are also a botox danger. You should avoid injecting botulinum toxin into the frontalis muscle, which is the muscle that raises your eyebrows and arches your forehead.

You should also try to not inject botox into several other facial muscles, such as those that allow you to smile or chew. In addition, the mouth area is tricky because it is easy to get too much botox injection there and cause droopy-lipped side effects like lower lip sagging or a weak smile.

If you are getting a treatment for wrinkles injecting around your mouth area, make sure that there is very little botox inject in injecting nearby muscles such as those muscles used in smiling.

Best Areas to Inject Botox

The most common areas to inject Botox botulinum toxin treatment are the forehead lines, between the eyebrows (also known as the “11s”), and the crow’s feet (lines around the eyes). However, the best places to inject will depend on an individual’s specific treatment concerns and goals.

It is important to consult with a person who is a qualified in injecting botulinum toxin treatment to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Safe Botox Key Takeaways

  • It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with injecting Botox in certain areas of the face, especially when it comes to cosmetic skin treatments.
  • Only have Botox injected by a licensed and trained aesthetic professional with experience with injecting many patients.
  • Consult a skin clinic or a botox injector to know the benefits of the procedure and decide the best areas of your face to inject Botox.
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