If you feel conscious of the wrinkles across your forehead, you are probably keen to explore the various options available to smooth out their appearance and leave you with younger-looking skin. Although there are some natural approaches you can take to reduce the onset of lines and wrinkles, when it comes to visibly reducing the wrinkles you already have, cosmetic procedures, such as botox treatment, offer more reliable and quicker results. Here we offer an overview of several ways to manage unsightly forehead wrinkles.
Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Forehead Wrinkles
Before you investigate cosmetic treatments, you may wish to consider whether any aspects of your lifestyle are contributing to wrinkles on your forehead. For instance, smoking is associated with a more wrinkled appearance, so if you use tobacco products, quitting is one way to slow skin ageing. Smoking is damaging to your skin, as it generates free radicals, which prematurely age your skin cells, but whether or not you smoke, you should make sure that your diet is rich in antioxidants that combat the harmful effects of free radicals, which we are all exposed to on a daily basis from a range of sources. Similarly, drinking plenty of water to hydrate your skin naturally smooths lines. An alternative approach to tackling forehead lines is to practice specific facial exercises designed to target wrinkles affecting this area of your face. While all these measures show potential, you won’t see instant results and often the improvement isn’t significant, so if you want to enhance your appearance while you wait for these changes to take effect, investing in botox treatment or related procedures is advisable.
Botox Treatment for Forehead Wrinkles
If you have concerns about cosmetic procedures, botox treatment is a safe and effective option, helping you to achieve more youthful skin within five days of treatment, with results lasting for up to six months. Although botox contains a toxin, the amounts used are too small to cause harm, but they are sufficient to interfere with the delivery of nerve impulses to the muscles that control the appearance of forehead lines, allowing these muscle to relax and your wrinkles to disappear. After receiving these botox injections, any redness and swelling should only last half an hour, and bruising near the injection site is rarely a problem. As a result, you can feel confident after the procedure that you won’t have any lasting side-effects associated with botox treatment.
Dermal Filler to Treat Forehead Wrinkles
An alternative option to botox treatment is an injection of dermal fillers into your forehead to smooth out visible lines. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps to give your skin a youthful appearance by keeping it plump. Not only do injections of hyaluronic acid increase the volume beneath your skin, but they also enhance collagen production, which keeps your skin supple. As with botox, the results are temporary, but they are very pleasing and with few side-effects you will not have any qualms about receiving top-up treatments to prolong the smooth appearance of your skin.
Surgery to Improve Forehead Wrinkles
Although not commonly performed just to treat wrinkles across your forehead, a brow lift is a viable alternative to botox treatment and dermal fillers if you also wish to tighten up loose skin in your upper face to alleviate sagging eyebrows and wrinkles between your eyes. This procedure allows you to manage all these problem areas without needing several different treatments. While the results of this procedure are visibly pleasing, the lift is subtle, so it won’t be obvious that you have undergone a surgical cosmetic treatment. It is a simple operation to lift your brow and remove a small amount of underlying tissue, and it is performed under local anaesthetic, so there is little disruption. You will also be pleased to know that you should only have a little swelling and bruising after a brow lift and you will only need paracetamol to manage any pain associated with the procedure.
If you would like to discuss the various treatment options available to manage forehead lines, you can arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with one of Dermadoc’s specialists. They will offer advice tailored to your own needs and expectations, so you can receive expert advice on whether botox treatment, dermal fillers or a brow lift is the most suitable procedure for you.