Lines appear any time during 20’s or 30’s and sit horizontally across the forehead. After these lines appear, they won’t go away without aid from cosmetic procedures and creams.
When we are young, our skin is flexible and springy, it bounces back in to place when moved.
Then as we become older and the skin becomes less flexible, this does not happen as easily, causing the skin to form fixed creases where it doesn’t bounce back – these are literally cracks or fractures within the skin and we recognise them as “lines or wrinkles”.
How Do We Treat Forehead Lines?
We can treat these lines and wrinkles by using microscopic injections of Botox® to relax the Frontalis muscle and then the skin is prevented from moving.
Over a period of time if the Botox® Treatment is continued, the skin cracks gradually heal and the skin becomes smooth. If it seems odd that cracks in the skin can heal, think of broken bones that heal themselves as long as the broken ends are held together for a few weeks. If the Botox® Treatment is stopped and the skin starts to move the cracks will eventually reappear.
Side Effects and Results of Botox®
Forehead Lines need very careful assessment before being treated to get an even natural look. Tight, heavy, shiny skin around the eyebrows is not the desired look. We want to make you look more refreshed and relaxed, the best results are those that are still natural but appear more youthful.
If you wear upper eyelid makeup you will need to use a finger to lift the brow, rather than use the forehead muscles to raise the brows when applying makeup after treatment.
Evidence shows that it is important for the Botox® injection treatments to be repeated regularly, before the muscle gets back to full strength. The intervals increase from 3 – 4 months and then more sporadically after this time.