Wrinkles across your forehead might seem an inevitable part of ageing, but there are steps you can take to lessen the appearance of these lines. For instance, certain changes to your lifestyle can reduce the appearance of unsightly wrinkles. However, adopting a healthier lifestyle won’t help to instantly change your appearance, so you may wish to explore some of the cosmetic options available to enjoy faster results. Five popular ways to reduce forehead lines are discussed here to help you decide which option best meets your needs, helping you to achieve a smoother forehead.
Quit Smoking for Smoother Skin
As wrinkles are more common in lifelong smokers, you should consider cutting out cigarettes if you haven’t already done so. Cigarette smoke isn’t just harmful to your heart and lungs, but it is damaging to your skin too. This is because the toxins in tobacco interfere with collagen production, which is bad news for your appearance, as collagen helps your skin appear smooth and youthful, with reduced collagen production associated with the appearance of wrinkles. While never smoking may help to prevent the appearance of wrinkles, quitting may reduce the appearance of forehead lines, but if you are a long-term smoker with prominent lines already there is no guarantee of this. However, with the health benefits to be gained by stopping smoking, accessing help with smoking cessation is advisable.
Eat a Diet Rich in Antioxidants to Combat Wrinkles
Antioxidants are the protective molecules that safeguard your body cells from attack by free radicals. You come into contact with free radicals every day, as your body naturally produces them during vital processes, but you are also exposed to free radicals through factors such as air pollution, smoking and exposure to UV light. While free radicals can damage the elasticity of your skin, leading to wrinkles across your forehead, upping your intake of antioxidant-rich foods, such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, may offer your skin a degree of protection, leading to a smoother forehead. Indeed, pills containing antioxidants have been developed, which show promise in the fight against wrinkles. However, as high dose antioxidant supplements may have adverse affects on other aspects of your health, the safest way to boost your intake is through dietary sources.
Dermal Fillers for a Smoother Forehead
If you are looking for a simple cosmetic treatment to smooth out forehead lines, dermal fillers are an ideal option. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin of your forehead and the hyaluronic acid they contain helps to plump up the appearance of your skin, reducing visible lines and offering you a confidence boost. You don’t need to worry about adverse reactions to these injections, as hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within your body and at most you will experience a little pain, redness and swelling at the injection site. While dermal fillers can’t offer permanent results, their ability to smooth forehead lines so well means that you will want further treatments to maintain your enhanced appearance.
Botox Injections to Smooth Out Wrinkles
Botox offers another safe and reliable option to achieve a smoother complexion. Within days of treatment you will notice a pleasing difference in your forehead skin thanks to the small doses of Botulinum toxin that the injections contain. The toxin won’t cause you any harm, but stops nerve impulses reaching the muscles of your forehead responsible for wrinkle formation, so your muscles relax and smooth your forehead wrinkles. This treatment is again temporary, but with minimal side-effects and a more youthful appearance in no time, top-up injections offer an easy way to maintain your unblemished skin.
Surgery for Lasting Smoother Skin
If you wish to tighten the skin across your face to manage sagging eyebrows and forehead wrinkles, a brow lift is a surgical option to explore. Although this offers a permanent solution, a brow lift at Dermadoc is subtle, offering a more natural appearance, so the people you meet won’t be able to tell you have had cosmetic surgery to lift your brow. To achieve a smoother brow, a small section of tissue is removed, but the procedure is under local anaesthetic, making it a comfortable experience for you. With few problems after a brow lift, you can look forward to minimal disruption, allowing you to enjoy your new appearance.
To discover more about dermal fillers, Botox and brow lifts, and find out which is most suited to you, book an initial consultation at Dermadoc to discuss your needs.