HORIZONTAL FOREHEAD LINES
- Botox, Dysport
- Facial Fillers
- ReSurFX laser resurfacing
Botox is an excellent choice for the softening and smoothing out of forehead lines. These horizontal wrinkles are caused by contraction of the frontalis muscle which is an elevator of the eye brow. Small injections using a very fine needle are strategically placed in the forehead, and relaxation of this muscle occurs. This results in significant improvement in forehead wrinkles. When strategically injected in the forehead, the muscles relax and lines that worsen with movement are less likely to form and the lines will soften. It is important to recognize that if the lines are present at rest, the treatment may not completely smooth these lines.
It is very important to have a skilled doctor who understands the placement and amount of Botox needed, as improper placement can leave you with an uneven positioning of your eyebrows.
“Spocking” of the eyebrows can occur when an injector is being careful to avoid a brow droop in the outer corners of the eyebrow and undertreats one eyebrow so it ends up higher than the other. By undertreating the forehead and not injecting too close to the part of the frontalis muscle which raises the outer brows, your eyebrows can look asymmetrical or both brows can look too “peaky” which gives the brow a strange appearance.
“Brow Droop” and drooping eyelids occurs for the opposite reason – when the forehead muscle have been over-treated (too much Botox injected) or the result of improper Botox application (usually injecting the Botox too low or too deep) . Unfortunately there isn’t a quick fix for post-Botox drooping. You simply have to wait for the Botox to wear off – which can take 3-4 months. For this reason, it is important to go to a doctor who is experienced with injecting Botox in the forehead and around the eyes. When done correctly, the results provide a high level of patient satisfaction.
While Botox and Dysport are most commonly used to reduce the lines of the forehead (by reducing the muscle movement that cause the lines), Facial Fillers can be used in combination to instantly help soften the appearance of depressed lines etched in the skin. It is advisable to use Botox/Dysport first as this will relax and the muscles and soften the lines. If fillers are only placed into the forehead lines without first using Botox/Dysport – it would quickly degraded by the active muscle motion.
The skin in the forehead is thin, with little room for fillers to plump lines – so it is important to seek out a doctor skilled in injecting fillers in the forehead to avoid a lumpy appearance. In the “wRight” hands you can restore the harmonious and youthful appearance of your forehead… with no worries… and no lines!
ReSurFX Laser Resurfacing
Botox/Dysport is an excellent choice for softening of these forehead lines, but for those who do not want injections, or after several treatments, are not happy with the amount of wrinkle reduction achieved , you can undergo laser facial resurfacing in order to improve the stubborn problematic area.
Laser resurfacing is very popular as it can erase years off your appearance and is minimally invasive.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments use a concentrated light beam on irregular and damaged skin areas. This procedure removes damaged skin on the top layer of the skin- known as the epidermis, while heating the underlying skin- known as the dermis. This method will also stimulate the new growth of collagen fibers to improve the skin’s elasticity. Once the areas treated heal, new skin forms and is much softer and firmer than before.
Dermal Micro Needling (DMN) is a safe and effective alternative to laser resurfacing without the down time. Dermal Micro Needling is also ideal for any client looking to improve signs of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, deep lines, wrinkles, loss of skin density, sun and UV damage, acne scarring and other scars.
The Dermal Pen is an electric pen-like device which pokes tiny needles that oscillate hundreds of times per minute moving the needles in and out of the skin. The needles make hundreds of microscopic channels or micro injuries in the skin, and it is these “Pin Pricks” that stimulates your own body to begin the healing process that produces new collagen and rejuvenates your skin. The Dermal Pen offers a variety of depths within the treatment allowing us the ability to cater to your specific needs and treat areas that are difficult to reach.