Last year, in October of 2017, Botox Cosmetic was officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat forehead lines. However, for many years, cosmetic surgeons have been using botulinum toxin off-label to treat these frustrating, lateral lines above the eyebrows. Botox works its wrinkle-erasing magic by relaxing muscle movement in the targeted area, which in turn, smooths the associated facial lines for up to three months. With just a couple well-placed Botox Cosmetic injections, the Frontalis muscles in the forehead will soften, thus flattening creases for a more refreshed, happier appearance.
What causes annoying forehead creases?
For some of us, deep forehead creases feel inevitable. While genetics can predispose some people to forehead lines, these wrinkles are the direct result of repetitive facial expressions. Frowning, squinting, and raising the eyebrows continuously throughout the years will take their toll on the tissues. Then, as we get older, our natural supply of collagen and elastin begins to break down, decreasing the skin’s ability to keep bouncing back after movement.
Forehead creases are exacerbated by:
- Sun Damage
Early Botox Cosmetic injections can be an important tool for fighting off forehead creases, one of the first tell-tale signs of early aging. Using Botox to decrease muscle movement along the forehead can actually keep these lines from getting deeper, so the wrinkles will not continue to worsen. The key is to be proactive, consulting with a cosmetic surgeon before deep lines appear, then staying consistent with follow-ups treatments.
Always Choose an Experienced Botox Provider
Botox Cosmetic is the darling of injectibles, providing a myriad of youthful benefits. Whether you choose Botox to eliminate forehead creases, Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, or to eliminate hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), be sure to enlist the help of a board certified plastic surgeon and an experienced team of nurse injectors. Too much product or poorly placed injections can result in a ‘heavy’ feeling forehead, or even worse, drooping brows or eyelids. While these unfortunate side-effects will resolve on their own, the process can take up to three months.
To find out what Botox Cosmetic can do for you, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at (281) 407-9549. Consultations with Dr. Paul Vitenas and his team are always complimentary.