Each line that graces your face is a beautiful symbol of a life well lived. Signs of aging, such as forehead wrinkles and fine lines, are simply a reminder that our skin might need some extra TLC.
We can’t avoid getting older, but we don’t have to look or feel our age. Find out how to effectively treat forehead wrinkles and keep your skin youthful for longer.
What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?
The appearance of forehead wrinkles and lines is not just due to normal skin aging.
There is a combination of factors at play. Such as sun exposure, lifestyle, stress, free radical damage and even genetics. But the number one cause of forehead lines and wrinkles is repetitive facial expressions.
Forehead wrinkles are caused by the repetitive movement of the brows during normal facial expressions and movements.
Over time, these repetitive facial movements and a natural decrease in collagen and elastin production lead to the formation of forehead lines and the appearance of a deep forehead wrinkle.
What are Dynamic Wrinkles and Static Wrinkles?
Have you noticed that lines form on your face when you make certain facial expressions?
For example, you might experience lip lines when you drink from a straw or frown lines between the eyebrows in moments of sadness or stress. Maybe you notice forehead wrinkles when you are surprised or crow’s feet when you squint in the sun.
These are called dynamic wrinkles or expression lines.
Dynamic wrinkles differ from static wrinkles in that they are temporarily formed while making a facial expression, whereas the appearance of static wrinkles remains even when your face is at rest.
Because dynamic wrinkles are caused by muscle contraction, the most appropriate way to improve them would be to minimise how often the muscle contracts.
Wrinkle relaxers (anti-wrinkle injections) are the perfect treatment for dynamic wrinkles; they temporarily relax the underlying facial muscles that contract and cause these lines. As a result, the wrinkles no longer occur, leaving you with smooth, youthful skin.
Static wrinkles are noticeable when your face is at rest and relaxed. As we age, the skin’s dermal layer becomes thinner. The loss of fullness and elasticity manifests in static wrinkles.
These lines can be tough to treat since they have formed over long periods and are often deep forehead wrinkles.
However, some treatments can help to lessen their appearance.
Cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers are a fantastic option for treating static wrinkles. The fillers help fill in the wrinkles and plump up the skin, replacing the volume lost over time and creating younger-looking, smoother skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Anti-wrinkle Injections?
Most patients who choose anti-wrinkle injectables to treat their dynamic wrinkles are over 30. Still, that doesn’t disqualify younger patients.
When it comes down to it, it really depends on the severity of you were forehead lines and wrinkles. So if you are in your 20s and have experienced the signs of premature aging, then anti-wrinkle injection may be the perfect option for you.
I must advise caution with overdoing anti-wrinkle treatments. Too high of a dose can cause you to have an unnatural, and stiff appearance. There’s a careful balance between having a little bit of movement so you appear natural, but not active enough to cause wrinkles.
An experienced injector understands this fine line between the two and does not go beyond it.
What Results Can You Expect After Treatment?
After treatment, you can expect smoother, tighter skin with fewer wrinkles.
Improvements in forehead wrinkles and overall skin texture can take around 2 to 4 days as the movement in the forehead muscle begins to slow down.
You can see expect to see the full result of smooth forehead wrinkles anywhere between 10 to 14 days after treatment.
The effects usually last around 12 weeks, after which time, another treatment of anti-wrinkle injections is required.
Anti-wrinkle injections are not a wonder drug. It keeps people looking young, and when done well and by an experienced practitioner, looks very natural.
Side Effects to Consider When Getting Cosmetic Injections for Forehead Wrinkles?
Bruising on the skin is one of the most common side effects of anti-wrinkle injections. It’s caused by the needle itself, which has to pierce through the forehead muscle to make sure that the anti-wrinkle treatment gets to the required depth. However, this is completely normal and any bruising you experience should be gone within a few days.
Because the forehead is so close to the eyebrow, droopy eyebrows (or a droopy eyelid in general) can occur if the treatment travels away from the injection site to other adjacent sites.
The vast majority of patients who experience droopy eyelids after treatment will not require any treatment. The side effect is usually temporary and only last for a few weeks.
Some patients report headaches after their anti-wrinkle treatment. Reactions like these are common, though they can feel somewhat uncomfortable and slightly alarming. Headaches caused by anti-wrinkle injections can occur for a variety of reasons, so always keep an eye out for other symptoms.
What Other Forehead Wrinkle Treatments Are There?
Anti-wrinkle injections are the most popular method used to treat wrinkles on the forehead.
Other treatment options are chemical peels, microdermabrasion, resurfacing lasers, and Ultherapy. More invasive treatment includes surgical brow lifts. Dermal fillers are also available to fill in and plump the deeper lines and wrinkles.
Simple Ways To Prevent Forehead Wrinkles
1 – Use Effective Sun Protection
Sun damage probably has the most effect on the appearance of our skin but it’s never too late to start protecting our skin from powerful UV rays. Apply a high-quality sunscreen 30+ or above about 15 minutes before going in the sun. Then reapply every 2 hours.
2 – Ease Forehead Wrinkles with Facial Massages
Massage encourages the blood to circulate and improves cell development, which keeps skin looking healthy and smooth.
3 – Minimise Stress
Stress is a big contributor to wrinkles and for many of us, stress is carried in the forehead. Most of us experience significant stress in our lives and we cannot stop this. But we can alter our reactions to stress.
4 – Drink Plenty of Water
When we are dehydrated our skin simply cannot function as well. Water keeps our body hydrated and refreshed and helps to maintain our skin’s elasticity.
Which Forehead Wrinkle Treatments Should I Choose?
There’s so much information out there about treating forehead wrinkles in Melbourne that you might ask: Where do I start? Is it safe? Will I look natural, or like I’ve had work done?
These are all valid questions. The good news is you’ve come to the right place.
The first step is to book a free, non obligation complimentary consultation with me at Dr T Aesthetics in Melbourne. I begin the process by assessing your main concerns, whether it’s skin damage, expression lines or ageing skin elasticity causing your forehead wrinkles.
I get to know you and discuss your desired results and your concerns, so we get it right the first time. We discuss timelines, expectations, best treatments, and payment plans.
Most importantly, I will explain which treatments are the best options and go over the results you can expect to allow you to feel comfortable and confident you are making the right decision.
Your natural beauty, body and life transformation start here.
To take the next step to a more youthful and vibrant looking you, book your free, non obligation comprehensive consultation today 1300 883 850.